When travelling around Pérouges we came across a koi garden so we stopped and had a look, it was beautiful !!! It was so peaceful there, it was a sunny and warm day and the shade of the trees was welcome. The garden was covered in ponds, big ones and smaller ones and there was a large bamboo garden as well. We had a really nice afternoon there and I took loads of pictures of course.
KOI ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL FISH ! WE HAVE SOME IN OUR POND TOO BUT THEY ARE NOT AS VISIBLE AS THESE AS WE HAVE A LOT OF PLANTS IN OUR POND
THIS WAS A BIGGY !
THIS WAS THE BIGGEST POND, IT HAD PINK LOTUS FLOWERS GROWING IN IT, LOTUS FLOWERS AND LEAVES ARE EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN WATERLILLIES
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LOTUS FLOWERS, YOU CAN SEE IT WAS AUTUMN AS THE LEAVES ARE GETTING BROWN
THE LOTUS SEEDHEADS ARE USED IN FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
COS OF THE MANY ROCKS IN THE GARDEN THERE WERE MANY LITTLE LIZZARDS SUNBATHING
AND THE BEES WERE BUZZING……
THIS WAS THE ENTRANCE TO THE BAMBOO GARDEN
Next time I’ll show you the highlight of my vacation, the reason why I wanted to go France.
Have a great week and enjoy your garden !!!!!
Today I’ll show you the beauty of Pérouges, a medieval town in France, all the buildings are made between the 12 th and 15 th century, the buildings were restaured several times over the centuries of course but it is protected by the government. It really is a little gem !
THE ENTRANCE OF THE TOWN, ALL THE STREETS STILL HAVE COBBLESTONES
THE 12TH CENTURY CHURCH
BEHIND THE GERANIUMS IS A PUB, WE HAD COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE THERE
THE STREETS WERE VERY NARROW
THIS WAS PART OF AN OLD WINE PRESS
THIS IS A VERY OLD WOODEN STATUE
A BEAUTIFUL OLD DOOR, PEOPLE WERE A LOT SMALLER IN THE OLD DAYS
THESE ARE SPECIAL PIES FROM PEROUGE
THIS HOLE WAS USED TO SHOOT THE ENEMY
THIS IS THE MAYORS HOUSE
I hope you all enjoyed your visit to Pérouges, I did !
Enjoy your garden !
Today I want to show you the garden of the B&B we stayed at when we were in Dijon. The guy who runs this place was really friendly and his English was good, I prefer to speak French in France as I speak it well enough to make myself clear, when I was 18 I lived and worked in France for 6 month’s so I have no problem with French. This B&B was really a gem, an old big house with 3 guest rooms and 1 guest suite. Every place was really nicely decorated and so was the garden.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
THIS WAS A CORNER IN THE DININGROOM
THIS LITTLE OWL ALSO FOUND A PLACE IN THE DININGROOM
WHEN THE WEATHER IS WARM ENOUGH YOU CAN EAT ON ONE OF THE TERRACES
ONE OF THE SEVERAL OLD STAIRS IN THE GARDEN
THIS COCK IS WATCHING OVER THE GARDEN, COCKS ARE THE NATIONAL SYMBOL FOR FRANCE
VIEW ON THE GARDEN
ANOTHER COSY CORNER IN THE GARDEN
THERE WERE SEVERAL CYPRESSUS IN THE GARDEN, ONE OF MY FAVORITE TREE’S, UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN’T GROW THEM IN BELGIUM
AN OLD CHESTNUT TREE COVERED IN MOSS
AN ARCH WITH PLANTS WHO FORMED A GREEN CURTAIN
PELARGONIUMS IN POTS WERE EVERY WHERE
With these picture I close the part of Dijon, at the moment we are in a small place near Lyon but that is for my next blog page.
Enjoy your garden ! I miss mine ! Thanks for stopping by, it is much appreciated !