30 March 2014

Scavenger hunt

My  photos for March.
I've had to do a lot of digging in my photo files to submit this time,
as I'm still not  well  and I'm now waiting to go into hospital for some treatment.
So please excuse my effort.

M. for mushroom.
This is a field mushroom which we often collect during Sept and Oct,
 it's the first time I've seen one as big as this.
I made cream of mushroom soup with it.

Mr France found this in September in the farmers field which is next to our boundary.

Our guests table set  for breakfast  in La Petite Maison.

Some Holly berries on the trees near our house.

This was taken in the late evening last summer
 of the Monastery in Rocamadour lit up.


This grate is our French 'Godin' wood-burner. with the door open.

Mr France working on the deck he built this time last year.

The chimney breast, which we built in our guest house .
 The bricks where from inside the old bread oven which unfortunately
 we were unable to save, it was too badly damaged.

Some antique cutlery I found at a Brocante
 when we first arrived in France 24yrs ago.

Some troughs and a hanging basket
 with Surfinas and trailing Geraniums
 on our summer balcony.

A cold  crisp morning ,
showing the frost on the ground and white on the tiles of our well.

A souvenir from our visit to the Basque  region in France, which borders Spain.
This was my ticket from our ride on Le Petite Train up the mountain.
The views were fantastic.

It's difficult to find a coloured door in my region of France.
Most of the properties are old stone cottages and have heavy oak doors ,
which are usually protected with a stain and not paint.

So this is my painted door.

I hope you liked seeing my contribution.

à bientôt
Barbara Lilian




  1. Truly lovely pictures Barbara. So many memories, so many places visited.
    I hope your better very soon.
    Kind regards,

  2. LOVE your photos....I am always interested in seeing bits of France. Hope your health improves...and that it is not too serious! Hugs to you.

  3. I hope the hopital is ble to hurry your wellness along:)NOTHING beats feeling better.
    Interesting photos..the monastery looks fantastic..Jacques built a deck here too w/ our son-i-law lst summer..it's still under feet of snow! storm right now..howling wind blowing snow..

  4. That was a very fun scavenger hunt. Love the photos and thumbnail sketches of you life.

  5. Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt, I really like your photos of a coloured door, great berries and M. Greenthumb.

  6. What a lovely door! A great collection of photos, especially as you've been unwell, I think you've done well scavenging in your archives. I hope you are better soon.

  7. Good choices, the little train looks like fun. Hope your feeling better soon. By the way Mack decided to chew his tennis ball and I made the most of the 10 seconds he was still for.

  8. Lovely photos and I'd rather see old photos than none at all. Beautiful cutlery and what an amazing mushroom! x

  9. Best of luck with your upcoming treatment and here's hoping you will feel right as rain very soon. Really enjoyed your photos ~ especially seeing your part of the world. What a magnificent mushroom! Your flowers are so beautiful ~ and what a welcoming door.

  10. Lovely French photo's....my fave is Rocamadour.

  11. I love your cutlery, I would use it every day.

  12. Hi BL! How lovely to have you join our hunt ~ and, so what if you had to dip into the archives. It's been my experience with this hunt that people do the best they can. We all have busy lives. That said, I enjoyed your photos so much ~ especially that spectacular mushroom and your beautiful red door! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for April! Please feel better and good luck with the hospital!

  13. Your corner of France looks beautiful. I really like your wood burning stove and vintage cutlery. And of course, the weather. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  14. Oh how I love your photos!!! Le petit Train reminds me of when I went on Le petit train jaune in Vernez le Bains in the pyrenes! Love those little trains.
    That cutlery is so pretty!! x

  15. Barbara, I love your photos!
    Funny that there aren't more painted doors....love yours....
    Hope all is well.

  16. Hello dear Barbara, I'm sorry to hear you're not well and treatment in hospital. Take care...
    Like Kezzie, I too thought of Le Petit Train Jaune :-) That was a most stunning tour through the mountains.
    Beautiful photos! I love that bright red door, the flowers, and oh my how big is that mushroom!
    Sending you hugs, Wendy

  17. Dear Barbara
    Oh I'm so sorry to hear things aren't right with you.
    I can't believe the size of that mushroom!!
    Your petunias and geraniums are spectacular.
    I love the Le Petite Trains in France, we travelled on one every day when we stayed near La Lavandou one Summer - such fun!
    And thank you for taking me back to France again!
    I'm hoping to join the Scavenger Hunt at the end of this month.
    Sending you love and prayers,
    Shane xox


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