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The owls must have gone early to bed - or else they are away still hnting for mice in the darkness - although I hope not for woodmice - who have much to friendly eyes to imagine being eaten. As a child Mrs Tittlemouse was always one of my favourite stories.

Not really a lark post - should have been up long ago - but anyway something to chew on: the front garden a few days ago before I cut the grass. The greengage tree in the centre is not much younger than Purple Coo and to the right is a Medlar, not quite as old, one of two bought back in my hand luggage from the Mill and which now has Medlars on it. To the right again you can just see the leaves of a self-seed walnut, again brought back as a whip from the Mill about a foot tall and which is now taller than I am. At the far end is a fig tree, this year with some massive green figs high up on the branches. Somewhere in their is also a sweet chestnut - also a refugee from the Cantal.

Started the new novel yesterday provisional entitled 'Henric's Mill' - not writing it but just sitting gazing into space and letting the ideas form in my head. It's like intensive meditation and is quite hard work. It will be set in the Cantal (mainly). Not a romance in the conventional sense it centres on one of those imperious elderly ladies whom Maggie Smith plays so well and of course the chateau of which I've posted a few photographs already.

Best wishes to the owls.


Posted at 9th Jul 2013 - 09:33AM   Posted by Fennie   Lark Post Comments: 5

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Sound's interesting Fennie, perhaps you should book Dame Maggie now for the Film versionWink
How is Boraya (I hope that's right) coming along, what stage are you at now?

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 9th Jul 2013 at 09:39AM

Fennie's Avatar Thanks FN. Boraya is currently being considered by an agent and is in for a couple of literary competitions (because agents look at entries for these rather than that I expect to win a literary prize!). I am happy to email the script to friends.Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 9th Jul 2013 at 09:51AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Lovely to have so many plants from the Cantal in your English garden. Plants that have a connection to special places and people give an additional 'something' to one's garden.
I have a highly scented yellow honeysuckle that is descended from a cutting taken by a friend at least 50 years ago, on South Rhona (Inner Hebrides) when he was sailing with us.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 9th Jul 2013 at 12:34PM

Camilla's Avatar Apologies Fennie, Miss Owl had an early night. Thank you kindly for posting for the Larks.Very Happy

No mice, but I did spy Mr Ratty in the garden yesterday.Smile

How wonderful to have those lovely plants in your garden Fennie from Cantal. I have always wanted a Fig tree.

Best of luck with new novel, Maggie Smith is a fabulous actress so she would definately be perfect if book was adapted to the screen.

Posted by: Camilla on 10th Jul 2013 at 02:18AM

Blackbird's Avatar Fennie- you are such a good larkVery Happy Imagine your garden in years to come- you'll have to take up preserving. Ah, but the memories....

Posted by: Blackbird on 10th Jul 2013 at 06:17AM

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