Thursday, 7 July 2011

Back in France

Arrived to our home here in late afternoon yesterday.

Cutting grass was number one job so got up early to avoid heat and got going.  Turtle Doves were purring away in the distance and Serins in full song.  I could also hear the cat calls of Golden Orioles across our small valley which probably means family parties are foraging around the woods.

Turtle Dove

Plenty of insects around.  Cicadas accompanied sleep last night.  This morning the lavenders and leanders are being visited by lots of bee species and a couple of Hummingbird Hawk Moths.  Scarce Swallowtail, Iberian Marbler White and Wall butterflies were also noted this morning.

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

It is good to be back here. Yesterday it was a very unforgiving hot day with temperatures in the mid 30's but today there is some cloud and the guage is showing 26 degrees which makes gardening bearable.

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