April 2013

image026.jpgBare winter trees. My new painting project!


image027.jpgand fields of last year’s corn stubble. (Australian trees on gailengel.net)



Daffodils by the roadside                                       Primroses in the garden                                                                   The clematis is doing well


image031.jpgThere is a most remarkable demolition going on in Guémené The old school building further up Rue Mazé is being taken down bit by bit. A new health centre will take its place.


Monkey puzzle trees seem to come with extraordinary houses

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Ploërdut (Morbihan)                                                                                                            Maël-Carhaix (Côtes d’Armor)


The winter trees project is underway, in the shop where morning sun streams through the windows.image036.jpg


A road trip:

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In my trusty Fiat hire-car I set off to visit friends in Spain.                                            Past the Canal du Midi

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Carcassonne                                                                                                                        and on to Empuriabrava on the Costa Brava

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On the way back there’s snow on the Pyrenees                                                           Oradour-sur-Glane, a poignant reminder of the horror of WW2



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