The Lotus Blooms

Having always dreamed of being able to live somewhere warm enough to grow a Lotus plant we are really enjoying the increased number of flowers in its second year of growth. As the grass browns and the heat rises they give a feeling of cool and calm. Truly beautiful.    

Sunflower fields

This is such a colourful time of year with fields of sunflowers stretching over the Dordogne countryside. Sunflower seeds and oil are one of the main crops of the region so there is an extra delight to be had anticipating an excellent harvest.