Maison Florence

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Coocoo April 20, 2007

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19th April. Heard the coocoo for the first time this year. Perhaps he’ll drop by one day soon, he usually haunts the walnut trees in the courtyard.


april, weekk 1 and 2 April 17, 2007

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Asphodels in flower, white and pink, profuse and about a metre tall in the woods.

7th April

Always a delight to see the house martens back, they fly through the tiny gap over the doors into the barn without so much as touching the breaks, as if hurrying home from the shops. They’re very busy in the muddy patch where the ducks have dabbled up the grass.

14th April

Today I have been visited by a hoopoe, very priveledged. By the time I had grabbed the camera, he’d gone. Hopefully he’ll be back.


A taste of Florence, with thanks to Rory. April 16, 2007

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April 8, 2007

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4th April

The arrival is announced of a very handsome boy calf, born to Lovely Leonora. In keeping with our tradition of giving each calf a poker associated name (we’ve had Missippi, Tex, The River, Devilfish and the twins, Pocket and Rocket), he is The Nuts.   After a difficult start, and some very generous help from friends and neighbours, he is now practicing for the Calf Olympics, and will leave the barn today with his mother.


Spring snow April 7, 2007

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Snow at Maison Florence. Wonderful powder skiing, 20th March.


March, week 3,4. April 6, 2007

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The woods filled with Pyrenean hyacinth (hyacinthus amethystinus) .


March, week 1, 2.

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The first flights of geese, several hundred at a time, pass overhead.

Fields of wild daffodils (narcissus pseudonarcissus) at Castet.

Groups of hoop petticoat (bulbocodium) narcissus