Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's Show Time

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet

For me the month of June is when all the flowers show off, wild or cultivated, they are saying come and look at me.

On Saturday we met with friends and sat in the sunshine down by the chateau (castle). We chatted and I pointed to various plants wondering what they were. We watched some rather unusual free entertainment. One man on stilts cracking a whip, and another with a huge puppet which was a white bird.

Posing for tourists

Afterwards I insited on a quick walk around the nearby park so that I could visit the rose arbor and take some photographs of the gardens and the river Nancon.

Roses grow on you


The gardens also have two areas set aside for allotments, which I think is great since it is right in the middle of a large town.
All lined up
Flowers everywhere, I love this pink duo, hanging over a garden fence on the pathway back to the castle.
Pink Perfection
I hope you are having a bloomin lovely time.

The French word for cracking is craquement.
The French word for allotment is allotissement.

10 comments:

Carol and Chris said...

Your right....putting an allotment into a park is a brilliant idea!!! I love the photo of it too :-)

C x

Blu said...

It is so well cared for too, not a weed in sight...better get back to,my veg plot. toodley ooo

claire p said...

Looks a bit diffrent to the UK allotments, and much better than my own effort!! Love the roses, ours are just coming out.

Robyn said...

Pink perfection indeed! Beautiful old fashioned roses.....I wonder if they have a scent.

Clive said...

Reminds me of the great allotments that used to be in the park beside us when we lived in Brussels.

Your photos are lovely.

♥ Braja said...

Lovely roses, Blu....

LadyFi said...

Great shots! And I love the medieval feel of that town you were in...

TOM FOOLERY said...

It's raining :( Great photos TFx

French Fancy said...

What swish allotments - don't the French do things sylishly - their cemeteries always amaze me with how well-cared and pristine they are

Val Grainger said...

I just love your photos!! and the one with the row of sheds is wonderful!!!!!