Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Nightingales in the rain

Gosh, that sounds poetic...

I've been up to many things, since last here. Not least a little jaunt to France for a top-up of chill before the madness that is the summer term. (I don't know why, but everything seems to happen in June and July and if we don't get away before it all kicks off, we fear total collapse before we reach our ultimate goal of the summer holiday in Brittany - it's a tough life :)

So here is a little video I put together with some of my 290 holiday photos. It took me most of the day to work out how to connect the camera to the laptop, so to then produce a video - well, I'm astounded and feel I might just have achieved something!

Yes, the village we stayed in is beautiful, but for me it's all in the detail - the moss growing on the stone walls, the rain drops on the leaves, roses growing everywhere, the view through the vine leaves and across rooftops to a patchwork of fields and woods, a little snail (no, didn't eat any this time although I have before - I do it for the garlic butter), the rusty ironwork holding together the cracks in the cottage walls....anyway, enough from me - enjoy!

(If you can't get the video to play here, you can also watch it on my Facebook page)


  1. Lots of inspiration in them there photos! Loved the birdsong too - all I mainly hear in my neck of the woods is gulls and pigeons!

  2. The video doesn't appear on my iPad 😕 Glad you managed a little break though

    1. Mine neither - I'll sneak a look later at work.

    2. Should be working now!

  3. Was that really a nightingale? So lovely. No chance of one singing in Leicester Square these days, though...it would be drowned out by traffic day and night, and never learn how to sing. Photos are exquisite, especially the mossy ones and the lime pointed walls.


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