mardi 27 décembre 2011

Le Marais....................

The marsh or "marais" as it is called here is flooded and the water is advancing quietly towards the chateau. This was the view when I opened the shutters early this morning......................

As the day got brighter the water seemed just a little higher................

So we decided to relocate the beehive "just in case". I really don`t to have to wade across the marsh to get it back should it float away!!!

The day stayed very cold but sunny with no breeze so we decided to set off for the beach for a stroll. Sir Digbert Fanshaw Brownshaw needed a little coaxing from his bed.................

But once he was out of his pyjamas he was more than happy to skip along the sand...............
I had just decided that this is the beach hut I would like to open up, paint Gustavian grey and add faded florals to the windows ......

When there was a splash behind me. I expected it to be Diggers doing the backstroke and then I saw what I have been straining my eyes for months to spot. THE SEAL!!!!! I almost dropped the camera in the panic but just managed to capture him before he dipped out of sight. I think you can just see him below....................
I don`t know how long seals can stay underwater but he didn`t surface again as he obviously knew I had the camera poised!!

I am quite sure it was the seal and not Monsieur Durreau  from the boulangerie in a black swimming hat!!!!

I hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas break mes belles!

5 commentaires:

  1. Holy cow Shirley, hope it doesn't reach you. Happy new year sweetie, it has been great getting to know you this year. I know we will get to meet up one of these days.
    Much love

  2. Seasons Greetings Shirley. Hope the water doesn't rise any higher.. love le beach hut! Lizzie x

  3. Hi Di,
    If the water rises too much I know this nice woman from Yonks who has a boat that will come and save me!!

  4. Hi Lizie
    I absolutely adore those beach huts. They are not crazy prices here like in the UK ( well not yet anyway!) I am sure I should be buying one to live in for when I am 93!!

  5. Lizie? Lizie? Whos is Lizie?!! Sorry I meant Lizzie!!