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French butterflies

Spending two weeks in a large and beautiful garden I just had to hunt some butterflies to shoot. Not easy with a heavy 300 mm lens and fluttering butterflies to get a sharp picture…. Well, I tried my best and here are the result from my butterfly hunt.

Sommerfugl 2Sommerfugl 3Sommerfugl 1Sommerfugl 4

St Paul en Foret

The summer house we rented this summer was just outside a little french village named St Paul en Foret. One day we went for a walk to visit this little village. Some of the houses looked quite old and the photos in todays post are from this little walk. I fell in love with some of the details on and around these houses.

Dør St Paul en Foret
Old door
Detalj St Paul en Foret
Leaves on old wood
Hjertedør St Paul en Foret
Door with a heart

Garden frogs

When we stayed at the french summerhouse we rented in St Paul en Foret we heard some strange noises. We thought it could be some big bird or something in one of the neighbor houses. Well, after a few days we found out that there were some frogs in the garden pond. These frogs was a natural target for my new 300 mm Nikkor lens the next days ;-). Enjoy some photos of frogs!

Frosk 6
Looking at you
Frosk 7
Resting or hunting?
Frosk 1
Who are you?.
Frosk 2
Sunbathing
Frosk 5
Camouflage

Cannes – Le Suquet

When in southern Provence or Cote d´Azur you have to take a little trip to Cannes too.

We went there on a hot and sunny day. We went to Le Suquet (old town) after a walk on Promenade de la Croisette. From Le Suquet you have a wonderful view over Cannes and the Mediterranean.

Todays post contains photos from Le Suquet.

Cannes dør
Old door
Cannes miljø 2
Colorful environment
Vannpost Cannes
Water dragon
Kirke i Cannes
Interior

Seillans – a little village in Provence

Seillans is a beautiful village in Provence about an hour drive from Grasse. The little village is a nice place for a photo safari. A lot of stone houses, narrow streets and a church from the 12th century. There are also two good restaurants worth a visit; Chez Hugo and La Glorie de mon Pere. Both restaurants have  very good food.

Here are some photos from my visit to Seillans:

Bymiljø i Seillans
Stone houses in Seillans
Smug i Seillans_
Narrow stairs
Seillans 2
Narrow streets
Dør i Seillans_
Old door, Seillans
Blomsterpotter i Seillans
Flowers
Restaurant i Seillans_
Restaurant La Glorie mon Pere
Katt v Chez Hugo i Seillans 2
Cat portrait
Katt v Chez Hugo i Seillans
At Chez Hugo

Beautiful bugs (Jardin le Chesnaie)

In the french garden (Garden le Chesnaie, St Paul en Foret, France) there were a lot of flowers and were there are flowers there are also bugs, in this case two quite different bugs but very beautiful.

Grønt insekt 2

Sadly I do not know the names of these two beautiful green bugs.

Insekt m følehorn

This bugs antenna´s are so long they got outside my photo…..

Jardin le Chesnaie, Provence

Our two weeks in Provence went so fast. Coming back home to Norway was ok but the norwegian summer is not comparable to the french summer, that´s for sure.

We rented a big house with a rather big garden (park). The house rested under some big oak trees, which made the garden quite cool even though the temperatures were about 39/40 degrees celsius during day time. And the pool of course was a good thing for 8 over heated norwegians 😉

With the big garden around the house there was a lot of exciting things to explore for a photograph with a passion for macro-photography.

This post contains some pictures of the house and garden in St. Paul en Foret. Later I will post more about what I found in the garden and there will also be posts with photos from some of the lovely villages in the area of south-France and Provence.

I hope you enjoy the photos from our summer holiday!

Hagen i ProvenceBassengDetalj, hus 1Vannlilje rosa 1

Summer holiday

This will be my last post for a few weeks. Soon I am leaving Norway for a summer holiday in France (Provence). So with a picture of the lovely water avens I wish you a lovely summer!

Humleblomst
Geum rivale (water avens)

Rain, rain go away

Today the plan was a little photo safari in a park with old, shabby buildings. Well, we started out well, we took a lot of shots of our dogs, some of the houses and of course I had to take some flower shots too. After that it started raining, well no surprise maybe since the last weeks has been quite rainy. We got soaking wet and had to go home much earlier than planned. Norwegian summer in a nut shell 😉 Have a nice week!

Nome (left) and Charlie (right) did some posing.

It was a lot of flies in the park just before the rain started.

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