|A Hoopoe spotted on the grass at Les Deux Platanes with its long beak and beautiful plumage.|
Recent guests to the cottage spotted a Hoopoe in the garden searching for some tasty morsel. His distinctive call (hoop-hoop-hoop) is one of the sounds around Le Breuil. The Cookoo has been singing regularly and the green woodpecker has been around occasionally.
The spring flowers are now out in abundance with the flowering cherry putting on a lovely display.
|The cottage framed with flowering cherry|
|The apple blossom is magnificent this year so we should see a good crop later in the year.|
|Guests were provided with a gazebo - click on any picture for a larger image.|
It may be a cool spring but it's central France, so 'cool' is always comparative. The garden of Les Deux Platanes was provided with a gazebo to provide some shade from the cool spring wind during a barbecue.
On a different note, this weekend we are having a 'Dam Busters' commemoration to remember the 70th anniversary of this famous raid during WW2. Friends are coming for a showing of the film, followed by a 1940's style tea.