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Posted on May 10th, 2011

Some oddities from the Luberon: Church figure, Ansouis Wood carving, Goult Rabbit living freely, Ménerbes Funeral procession, La Tour d’Aigues Menu item, Coustellet Nineteen wooden spoons Christmas fougasse bread Chateau la Canorgue, Bonnieux Resident, Caseneuve Former railway station, Coustellet l’Isle sur la Sorgue antique market, this frightened Saffy Cinema audience, Ménerbes Pizzeria, St Saturnin les Apt Ruins of pigeonnier, Les Baux Sarcophagi, Prieuré de Salagon Fountain, Vaugines Seat outside house, Vitrolles Ironing the dog bed Praying for the dog’s mouth to heal, Ansouis

Lacoste wildlife

Posted on May 10th, 2011

Being fairly remote and surrounded by forest and vineyards means abundant wildlife.  We have seen deer and wild boar in the garden, foxes and hares on the road and red squirrel and bright green lizards in the forest.  A large crapaud, or toad, is resident under our outside stairs, living with a loir, a dormouse. Goodness knows what they get up to together. We have had small green frogs and a scorpion in the house.  The variety of bees in the garden is amazing.  This is probably a carpenter bee on our rosemary. Frogs are now in a mating frenzy. Each morning I walk past a group of citernes or water storage ponds where the frogs make a terrific din that can be heard…