• Sunrise in the Loire 3rd June

A few pictures taken at 7am this morning.  When the sun rises and the sky is blue everything comes to life.  The limestone glistens and becomes golden and the herbs, flowers and vegetables take on richer tones than at other times during the day. There’s a peace and tranquility too, broken by the sound of the cuckoo in a nearby tree in the hamlet.

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Artichokes are very architectural

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Chives, rosemary, winter savory and thyme

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After 7 years, our perennial border is beginning to take shape

The abbey at St Maur on the banks of the Loire

The abbey at St Maur on the banks of the Loire