Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Last year I was greatly blessed to spend a week with friends exploring Brittany. One of the delightful towns we visited was Pontrieux. (I have also posted other images of this town previously).

Francethisway.com describes it thus -

"Pontrieux stretches along the banks of the River Trieux and owed its prosperity - from medieval times onwards - to its position at the head of the estuary.

The success of the port led to the building of many fine bourgeois houses here, each bourgeois house has its own lavoir - a special wash area on the edge of the river where the maid could do the family’s washing without having to go to a communal washhouse. There are 50 of these private lavoirs along the river, each of which has been restored and beautifully planted up with attractive flower displays."

The scene above shows two such lavoirs.  The weather was glorious and the surroundings peaceful - the twitter of birds and the hum of bees complementing the ambience!

To see other scenes from around the globe, do visit Our World Tuesday, kindly managed by a wonderful team - Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy & Jennifer. Thank you ladies for your dedication to keeping this fascinating blogsite up and running!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

On the way home ...

On my way home from the Fleurieu Peninsula outing, I came across this lagoon

which was the "icing on the cake" - and yet another reminder (if one was needed!) of why this region is my favourite part of South Australia
Joining in the fun at James' Weekend Reflection

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fabulous Fleurieu

Recently I visited a cousin who lives at Encounter Bay, near Victor Harbour on the fabulous Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.
We drove to Petrel Cove and this was the scene from the carpark....
On the Victor Harbour side of the Bluff, I aimed my camera at this boat and its passengers - imagine my surprise, after uploading the image and zooming in, to notice the passengers had been deeply engrossed checking out their smartphones!!

. . . and this Magpie dropped by as we stood in the carpark

A lovely day's outing in good company in my very favourite part of our State.
Sharing the views with Skywatch Friday

Saturday, August 8, 2015

High St Oxford

High Street, Oxford (England)
Joining in the pictorial fun at James' Weekend Reflection
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