Back in Devon…

Back in Devon, with a welcome of grey skies, wind and heavy rain, and a few moments to reflect on the week or so in France. It certainly was interesting for me, being the first time I’d been there since 2012, and that time the focus was it not only being my first time in … More Back in Devon…

Vallon de la Jarjatte

Another car outing, this time to Lus-la-croix-haute and Vallon de la Jarjatte – I’ve not ridden there as it’s a long dead-end road, but it’s very definitely worth a visit: still in the Drôme département, but the mountains in the craggy Dévoluy mould. There were thunderstorms possible in the forecast, but the sun (mostly) shone … More Vallon de la Jarjatte

Aucelon flowers

Yesterday’s outing was a trundle over col de Pennes towards Aucelon: on the southern side of the col is Pennes le sec, which gives a clue to the dryness of the terrain. I hadn’t planned to stop and snap the roadside flowers, but the variety of different plants on display stopped us in our tracks. … More Aucelon flowers

Romeyer flowers

A little local stroll this morning, and more fun with the macro capability on my Sony HX50. I’m afraid that the only plant of these I can name is the rose, and apologies to those of you who would like foliage and a scale, but there’s something rather fun and beautiful about presenting these not … More Romeyer flowers

Vercors flowers

I’m here for a week or so, this time with my mother, so little cycling on the menu: we’ve hired a car, so I’m taking the chance to do a few more conventionally touristy things than I do normally, and things not easily done on the bike. I’ll do a round-up of more in due … More Vercors flowers