Friday, 10 August 2012

Too Hot


It's too hot to do anything at the moment. Best just to loaf where possible, certainly avoid lifting a finger in the garden - much too sweaty. 

On 35 degree days, it's easier just to visit the archives and post a few photos of Summer in the Dordogne, like above and below, Les Jardins de Cadiot.


 Hotel Cromagnon. Built into the rock face and covered in campsis, the trumpet vine.


Night markets - Summer en Fete.


The River Dordogne.


Sleepy hamlets are literally everywhere.


The Pictorial Meadow, here at Le Banquet.


Canoeing from Vitrac


Land of 1001 chateaux.


Warm evenings,  BBQ weather.


24 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, as always! Try to stay cool!

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  2. Beautiful photos... reminds of my trip to France. A beautiful country.

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    1. Caroline thanks. I hope you get another trip to France.

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  3. My english ist not good... so I say it in german:
    Wundervolle Country-Bilder, so etwas mag ich sehr, ist genau nach meinem Geschmack. Es erweckt Sehnsucht nach frankophilem Leben... leicht und frei... die Blumen sind eine Pracht in ganzen Fülle, die Häuser, es muss herrlich sein, dort zu leben!

    Zur Zeit sonnige Grüße aus dem Rheinland-
    Marita

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    1. Marita Dank.

      Vereinbart ist, ist Frankreich ein wunderbares Land und das Leben ist gut hier.

      Rob

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  4. So pretty - your photos capture the reasons why France is the most visited country in the world (at least that's what I read somewhere recently). Enjoy the views, if not the heat! It's been too warm here for me to do much in the garden, too. The work is piling up . . .

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    1. Thanks VW. France is the most visited country in the world. I like the heat in August. Being peak holiday time, good weather is just perfect.

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  5. Beautiful photos of a lovely area. Yes it is a bit warm I agree. I was stupid enough to try and dig out the rest of my potatoes today but after two rows I was just dripping so called a halt to the job. Keep well Diane

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    1. Diane thanks. The potatoes will have to wait. Actually, I think of all the vegetables, home grown, straight out of the ground spuds are simply the best!

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  6. Hi Rob! I hope it'll cool down soon! I always enjoy your pictures. You have so much to show us! Our summer is very pleasant. We've had only two days of 28 degrees. Stay cool!

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    1. Tatyana, I hope you have some warm summer evenings for cooking outdoors. I think I'm addicted to the BBQ.

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  7. Just found your blog and I'm so excited ... the Dordogne is my favorite place in the world! I've been there twice and will probably return next year. I will be spending some time here looking around -- hoping you have some photos of my favorite town, Monpazier. Your photos are beautiful, as is your garden!

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    1. Paige thanks! Spooky. Karen and I were at Monpazier just this afternoon, I've posted some pics at http://www.facebook.com/LeBanquet.Dordogne.

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  8. Such lovely, hazy, sleepy images of hot summer days. I'm good for nothing in those temperatures, total sloth!

    Your meadow looks so pretty, do you get plenty of butterflies, I have been so saddened to see hardly any at all in England this summer?

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    1. Thanks Belinda. We do get plenty of butterflies, particularly Swallowtails, I guess the summer damp in the UK has put them into retreat.

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  9. Hi Rob, I am sorry you are having such intense heat there in your magical kingdom. Massachusetts had the hottest month of July every recorded. It is our new climate and the world should be working together towards clean energy. Now! It is criminal not to be doing more . . . I am speaking for my country . . . I know other countries are doing much more. Your meadow is a marvel and I imagine it must be filled with butterflies! I hope the heat wave has passed by now.

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    1. Hi Carol, 40 centigrade forecast tomorrow and high 30's for a good few days after. In fairness, we always get some hot spells and this July was actually cooler than the average.

      I've read about the heat and drought in the states. It's already making an effect worldwide as grain prices are climbing steadily upwards.

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