Almost Spring

We are being lulled into a false sense of security by unseasonal mild weather. It’s still Februaury and even though the seasons are changing, we aren’t out of winter just yet. These past days have been nothing short of beautiful, with wall-to-wall sunshine and daytime temps up to 19c. The garden is going crazy and I swear you can see things growing. It seems that every day something new has pushed through the ground, buds appearing on trees and shrubs, and flowers are bursting open. Snowdrops, primroses and daffodils are out and the tulips have already got leaves well above the soil. For now the coat has been put aside and working in the garden has been short-sleeves!



dscn2561Hugo loves being outside and happily amuses himself in the garden whilst I’m clearing, weeding and pruning. However, all was quiet the other day which led me to believe that he was up to no good! Sure enough, a quiet and sneaky stroll found him crouched down on the side of the pond, nose under water and blowing bubbles, then pawing at the goldfish in a furtive attempt to catch them. Stupid dog…the fish just went deeper and well out of the reach of his paws.

dscn2559Caught in the act

The peace and tranquillity was soon shattered by a huge splash as he fell in the pond! I will add that this isn’t the first time he’s done this. He’ll learn in time…perhaps!

dscn2530“It wasn’t me”

A bientôt!

About Al in France

Dreams do come true and I am now retired and living with Maggie, my chocolate labrador, in France in the Deux-Sevres. I love travel and photography and hope to combine both interests here to make a record for myself, and somewhere where I hope you will get to enjoy a part of my life in this region, in France and further afield when I get the opportunity. Please feel free to follow and comment. A Bientot!
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