The weather

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I have selected four photos, which show the seasons the weather and Poitou-Charentes.

The first is one I took about a month ago when we had the really cold spell, it is a classic, 'A robin in the snow'. It has been done so many times before, but there is a reason for that so I make no apologies for not being original.

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Second photo is one of the few which I have actually printed out and framed and is on my wall. It is of Bluebells in a wood close to the village of Saint Romain in Charroux. I am preparing 4 photos featuring flowers which sum up a season, I have a photo which I am half pleased with for Winter and it is snowdrops, The Spring one is the bluebells, then I have yet to get a good summer photo, it will probably be of a white asphodel which is quite common in the woods. For Autumn I have one of pink cyclamens. Apart fom the flowers and seasons I want all four photos to be woodland sceenes with trees on a slope so that basically all four photos are the same and its just the flowers which are different. I will get there one day.

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Third photo is of Oil seed rape stalks, it was taken in August after the harvest and the stalks had dried out and gone white. I think it does show the hot dry summer weather which is what we normally get. I like photos with lines in them, here we have the rows of the rape plants. I have some photos of vineyards taken near Barcelona during the winter, many years ago and the photo shows rows and rows of vines all disappearing into the distance. 

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Finally my fourth photo, Autumn is a view across the Seudre peninsula taken from La Tremblade. It was taken last year, 2011, at the end of October. It was a warm sunny day and we had a fantastic seafood meal, outside, and that day is one of the reasons why I choose to spend most of my time in France......

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