Monday, 28 November 2011

French sheep and a lonely rabbit.

Two sheep and a caged rabbit enjoy the sun on a late November day in France.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Dolmen, Pierre Folle, St. Priest la Feuille, Creuse, France.

Distant view of the mysterious dolmen.
The Dolmen, St.Priest la Feuille France,  is set in the magnificent Creuse countryside with Limousin cattle grazing nearby. The dolmen sends a strong shadow and the top stone rests on  only 3 stones. Probably a tomb, it stands on a hill with a standing stone nearby. The supporting standing stones may have moved over the many years and a front stone is broken. It is magnificent, particularly from a distance.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

French edible mushroom.

This is an edible  mushroom picked in the woods of Limousin today. In French it is called a culmel (that spelling may not be correct)! It is as yet not open. I am told they taste good especially in an omelette. Could be the Scaly Tricholoma.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011

Autumn leaves on a lawn just outside the Grand Palais, Paris.

These beautiful leaves were lying on a lawn outside The Grand Palais, Paris, 13th November 2011. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Paris - Has the magic gone? Down and outs roam the streets, November 2011.

Moving on.
All their possessions packed into 2 supermarket trolleys.

A home from home constructed from pallets and orange boxes, central Paris.Inside is a man asleep on a mattress with bedding.

There could be goodies here. The contents of a litter bin are emptied onto the pavement.  Photographs taken in Paris, France. November 2011.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Limousin bull takes a liking to a cow.

A young Limousin bull takes a liking to a particular cow. She appears to be already pregnant.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Saturday, 5 November 2011

The common toad just before he hibernates.

The common toad.  Yesterday evening he visited the back door, no doubt he will soon be hibernating for the Winter.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

More cranes migrate. They fly South over Central France, November 1st 2011.

Hundreds of cranes re-orientate  themselves in their flight South towards Spain.
Cranes fly South in echelon formation.

 Cranes fly South in echelon formation.

Hundreds of cranes regroup and realign their flight path to form echelons  heading towards  their Southern Winter home probably in Spain. 

Hundreds of cranes move into echelon format on their migration flight South.