An observation regarding the Brittany countryside. There is a lot of rain just like in the UK, however the fields here are carefully drained with pipes into very deep ditches. The ditches are regularly cleared out to ensure that the water can flow to its destination a pumping station. I have never seen this kind of management of water and ditches back in the UK.
If you ever have to pull your vehicle off the road in rural Brittany, beware these ditches would swallow up your front wheel with no problem at all.
After last nights awful tempete, which was loud and at times a bit scary, today the water is gushing along the roadside ditches, and the many rivers which lace this area are full, and flowing fast. It seems like we are all getting more weather than usual more wind, rain, snow, or heat!
This afternoon I drove a few kilometers to have a coffee with a friend, afterwards she sent me home via an interesting dirk track, I had hoped to stop and take pictures, but down came the rain so I only managed a couple of very quick snaps.
At times there is a definate feel of springtime, and when you look at the hedgerows you can also see the signs of new growth.
The small river was rushing along in a great hurry to get out of rural Brittany and visit nearby Normandy for that is the direction it flows.
Off to Normandy
Then back home to my blue front door, although the pots are not there at the moment, since the weather is too cold. It was of course raining yet again. But soon the sun will shine I hope.
The French word for the flowing river couler
The French word for lace is dentelle.