La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France. We chose it while on the road, moving home, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Nosy Parkers

Early summer we witnessed from our sitting room window an awful lot of activity from some birds. At closer inspection I was absolutely delighted that a swallow couple had chosen our house to build their own little 'lean-to'.  

Over the last few weeks we could see flocks of them, sky high, soaring at a much lower altitude  and almost falling out of the sky. It is an acrobatic spectacle I gladly witness from the kitchen windows. 

They are very hard to capture on camera when in full flight.

Sky high. You might need a magnifying glass and look at the tiny black specks. Best noticeable where the cloud is.

And some days they are peeking  through the skylight in the kitchen. Or is it me, peeking through the skylight, observing them ?

Soon, they will leave us for warmer climes and we will have to wait till next year when they make this place their summer retreat once more.

Thank you for stopping by.
Patricia xxx...x

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