Because one or two of you asked for more ‘outdoor’ photos from me and because it was such a beautiful morning, I took my phone with me again on the morning dog walk.
I started off by checking on the peony which is quite old now – it was here when we moved in over 14 years ago but never really seems to get any bigger. I think it’s called a ‘Bowl of Beauty’.
I thought I’d better get some washing out on the way – love seeing white linen flapping in the breeze but shudder at the thought of ironing it – so I usually don’t.
Nearly at the top of the garden now. There’s still some snow left up on those peaks.
His Lordship was with us again.
Usually lots of wild orchids growing but not so many this year. Mr. Tialys says it’s because, due to the dry winter, the badgers would have dug up the bulbs. I still haven’t caught sight of our badgers but there is plenty of fresh evidence in the form of poo pits. I was going to take a photo for you but thought you might prefer one of an orchid.
Listening for something chaseworthy.
How come he’s allowed to roam about freely?
It’s an outrage!
O.K. enough of looking at the view now, let’s go back where breakfast will be served.
Leon leads the way and nobody’s allowed to overtake him otherwise he gets nasty.
Almost there. You can see one of our lilac bushes to the right of the judas tree. I don’t know whether the dogs appreciate the smell of the lilacs but I certainly do. I won’t bring them inside the house though as it’s supposed to be unlucky. No point tempting fate.
Speaking of which, as it’s the 1st of May, the ‘Fête du Travail’ in France today and a public holiday, it’s traditional to give friends and loved ones a muguet or lily of the valley for good luck on this day so here’s a ‘virtual’ one for you.