April/May 2014

Just a short visit this year but time enough to see that the two clematis have grown and were flowering beautifully

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But the heavy rain earlier in the year had caused a massive collapse of the garden wall between my place and Monahel and Patrick

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may2014 004.jpg Moving house recently in Queensland, I was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff that had accumulated over the years.  Here in Guémené it wasn’t much better, so I decided to have a sale of paintings.  It was hugely successful, only have 3 watercolours left, but I am still painting…..

have just started on this.…..image006.jpg a very old, and very big, magnolia tree in a garden further up Rue Mazé.

 

We are missing the chimes of the clock on the bibliotheque.  It has stopped, but here is a man up the tower, hopefully to fix it.

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A day trip across the channel………..                                                      arriving at Portsmouth at dusk……….

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Later in the year friends came for a while, and restored the fallen stone wall!

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But on the other side of the garden, emails from the nasty neighbor persuaded me to ask Paul the gardener to cut down the bay tree.

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I look forward to seeing the result, maybe next April!

 

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