Panier of Plenty

Nid d’amour

Bonne fête

This fête de la Saint-Valentin, in Céret, birds have been flying past my window carrying twigs (very clear as the kitchen panorama is three stories up and they are at eye level) – a sign they are busy finding partners and constructing nests (the twigs are impressive: much larger than in the photo shown!). As all things follow the rhythm of nature, even en ville, a new arrival has been stirring up the poules in the garden below – a magnificent coq. And how he crows! Rising to herald l’aube (dawn), he then gives a regular serenade that is louder than the church bells that ring on the hour and half hour. It is very timely that I discovered several variations on the traditional ‘coq au vin’ when putting my recipe files in order…

In fact I am unsure of whether he will be a permanent resident or is merely visiting, but I shall find out…

Post 2014: La Saint-Valentin
This period has long been associated with fertility rites

February 19th. Calm has been restored…

The rooster has gone

The rooster has gone

Visiting the chickens

Visiting the chickens

This entry was published on February 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm. It’s filed under Animals, Antipodean, Country Life, Country Living, Creative, Culture and Arts, Current Events, Environment, Europe, Ex Advertising Creative, Expat, Fête, Festival, Food, France, French Culture, Garden, History, Home, La Vie Quotidienne, Language, Languedoc Roussillon, Life, Lifestyle, Living in France, Nature, New Zealander in France, Pets, Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Recipes, Seasons, South of France, Thoughts, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Nid d’amour

  1. mesarapugs on said:

    Happy Valentine’s Day ❤

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