another panoramic failure

I spent more time trying create my panorama without success, I had an excuse to lounge about as it has rained for most of the day. I will have another go one day using another method. so todays image is another segment just to show you what you are missing.


Late entry

I was trying yesterday to attempt a panorama image of the Pyrenees a combination of 3 different exposures of 12 separate photos, I tied up my hard drive which chugged away for hours resulting in not being able to do anything else. The resulting image was disappointing in the end so I put it in the trash. I will have another go today, todays 1st image is one of the 12.


I’m tired and can’t think of anything to write, so here is a photo of karen’s bees. I saw there was no bees around the hive entrance so got her to have a look, there were ok just inside because it was cold, the bag has sugar fondant in it to feed them through the winter.

There’s snow on the horizon

A frosty start led to wonderful warm day today we sat outside at 4pm and enjoyed the autumn sunshine, tonights starry sky has given us another cold night. The snow on the Pyrenees has been building up over the last few weeks soon all the tops will be pure white again.

I braved the hornets and pruned the vine that covers the front of the house, I made juice from some of the grapes that were left although I am not sure it was worth the effort.


Basque drummers

The weather today has been foul so I stopped indoors and started to sort out my photographs, they are in a mess I have deleted loads but more will have to go, I don’t need 7000+

Todays good news is FC united have qualified for the 1st round of the FA cup, they beat Barrow AFC 1-0 and now play Rochdale on November the 6th, the whole of the south west France supporters group are making the trip to the match.

Fête du Piment à Espelette

We have been to the Fête du Piment à Espelette today with John and Patsy, a great day out on another warm and sunny day. I last went about four years ago and the fete has certainly grown in size and turned into a food lovers delight, the only downside to the wonderful food on offer was alas the price, good job there was an ATM in the town. We bought amongst other things a small piece of cheese at €32 a Kilo we will eat it sparingly.

digging is good for the soul

Another wonderful autumn warm sunny day, been digging and weeding the veg patch after clearing the last of the plants, there is something very satisfying about digging and clearing weeds ending up with clean black soil ready for  re-planting.

Todays image is of a field in lafitole, they have just harvested the Maize, the crop in this field is going after being dried to feed their ducks for fois gras, it was old variety of white maize to keep the livers white.