saying hello with photos of wild flowers, our pets, and a bit of this and that from our corner of France...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Plateau d'Albion, where the Sirene Observatory is located.     

 It is Thursday and over at 'The Run *A* Round Ranch Report' it is 'Good Fences' day and as I had hoped to participate I was out looking for fences however as I've said before there aren't many fences in our area tho I did find a few fence-less farms.
One farm house has this privacy wall which is just a high, solid fence, no?

Or these lines of wind breaker trees could also be considered as fences of a sort..yes?

Google Chrome + which the world seems to appreciate hasn't found its groove here yet, my Blog List continues to come up with a 'you're  not following any blogs' notice, little changes happen and as Windows 8 and it's 8.1 update are here to stay, the struggle continues, again just want to say I'm dropping by the regular stops but am still unable to leave a note that I've been by......Happy Day everyone.          

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

'Cité de l'automobile', Mulhouse, Alsace, France
 While in Alsace last month this car museum wasn't on my list of 'to-see's' rather on Mr O.'s and admittedly I dragged my heels a bit but in the end I found I was captivated by the 400 vintage model cars on display, with 100 models held in reserve or off being displayed in other parts of the world. There is an interesting history with this museum and its two creators, Hans and Fritz Schlumpf- www.cité

 There were vehicles I'd never seen nor heard of before-panhard + levassor, jacquot, de dion-bouton,violet-bogey, scott, tatra, alant, then others I  had heard of-rolls-royce, bugatti, fiat, mercedes benz, renault, citroën, lotus, and ferrari, many more I couldn't take it all, the museum was well worth visiting.    

TATRA 1937-Czechoslovakia républic limousine type 

Panhard + Levassor 1948-2 cylinders, 605 cm 3, 28 CV and 130 km/hr...

Bugatti 1936

Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt 2014

And why does anyone need a car that can go from 0 to 100 kilometres in 2.5 seconds..more interesting information at
Happy day everyone...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Achillea Millefolium/Achillea Millefeuille 

Achillea Filipendulina/Achillea Filipendulina 

The list of common names for these two plants of the same family: yarrow, common yarrow, gordablo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, mifoil, sanguinary, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf and thousand-seal, bloodwort, carpenter's weed, seem to be interchangeable, regardless of their colour.

Une liste des noms vernaculaires: herbes à dindes, saigne-nez, sourcil de Vénus, herbe de la Saint-Jean, herbe de la Saint-Joseph,  herbe aux charpentier, herbes aux coupure.

I spent a life time walking through or by these beautiful wild flowers yet never did I take particular notice of their amazing detail. As I child my Mother served yarrow omelettes, I've never even considered making a wild yarrow omelette, I shall have to change that and soon for their show time isn't going to last forever.  Have a great day everyone...