Tag Archives: nature

Going, going, but not gone (summer 2017)

October in the Greater Daglan Area is not my favourite month (that would be September), but it’s close. In October, we are technically in autumn, but hints of summer remain. In October, we seem to have two kinds of weather: … Continue reading

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A spring break (from blogging)

It is time for a spring break (from blogging) so this will be my last posting for a few days. Rather than offering you nothing to stare at, I’m closing off my latest flurry of postings with a few images … Continue reading

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Glycines galore

Spring has so thoroughly sprung in the Greater Daglan Area that it feels like we are in summer already. Every self-respecting plant, shrub and tree that is able to flower has either done so already, or is being seriously rebuked … Continue reading

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Another seasonal first

Each March, it seems, we are delighted to find the first strawberries of the season showing up in stores and markets. And so it was yesterday, when we stopped at the (wonderful) Grand Frais food store in Bergerac. There they were … Continue reading

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Flower power, 2nd edition

Just about a year ago (March 20, 2016, to be precise) I posted “Flower power” to herald Daglan’s first Fête du Printemps, or Spring Festival.  And now my wife Jan and I are busily getting prepared for the second edition … Continue reading

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A step in our spring

We haven’t actually taken a step directly into full-blown spring, but the wintry weather of the past few weeks has finally ended in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA). So now there’s a bit of a spring in our step. Here’s … Continue reading

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Our days of hoar frost

We are now clearly in the grip of winter (although thankfully there is no snow piling up), with our early-morning temperatures below freezing. (This morning, -8 Celsius was the lowest that my car’s thermometer recorded as I drove along.) The … Continue reading

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