Sunday, 4 July 2010

Quick Pics

We were away in France for a funeral. It was lovely to be in France again, even if very briefly. We met a few acquaintances from our holiday in Brittany at the funeral, which was nice.
When I was helping with the dishes after dinner, I saw the evening light on the roses near the front gate, just as the sun was starting to go down..( When we holidayed here, P always had the lawn immaculately mown. But as he was ill with cancer the last while, it had obviously grown to hay length and someone had just recently mowed it so that it was lying  on the ground- and it was hopping with butterflies earlier in the day.) It was a fabulous sunset! When we arrived in Brest in the morning it was pouring rain, and poor C had to cope with the rain, a rental car and driving on the wrong side of the road, but as we drove inland the weather cleared. I didn't have my camera at the funeral, but it was lovely at the graveside watching all the swallows swooping and flying around after all the little midgey insects that were such a nuisance.

We flew back via Southampton as it was the only way of getting home before Monday. With 3 hours in between flights we went for a walk out of the airport just to stretch our legs and get some fresh air. We were lucky enough to find a lovely park with a miniature steam railway, and 3 small lakes with water sports for kids, fishing, and lots of birds. And we even got back to the airport just in time for C to watch the first half of the Germany v Argentina match before it was time to board.

As well as the swans and moorhens, there were Barnacle Geese, mallards (with chicks much younger than the ones I saw here last week) and grebes.


  1. I am sorry that your trip was for a funeral, yet even for such a sad occasion you manage to find beautiful and interesting things to share.

  2. I must agree with Lorraine; how sad that it was the passing of a friend that was the reason for your travel to France. I've never been there, but I did a college paper on France for my international business class many years ago, and always thought it'd be a wonderful country to see. In any event, you managed to capture some spectacular photos, Sabrina.