It's a Bug's Life

Autumn is here at Las Razes a little earlier this year.  Not that we’re complaining, there’s fresh air and after a few days of unseasonal September rain we have blue skies and warming sunshine.  The fields and woods are very inviting for getting out and enjoying the peace.

There’s a slight renaissance underfoot as wild flowers make an end of season come-back and insects and bugs are exposing themselves as they appear to do a little sun-bathing.

Walking in the fields is once more causing a little flurry of butterflies as you pass by; especially if you are accompanied by a more than enthusiastic terrier.  Trying to capture the ‘bug life’ on camera is not easy.  Focusing on something so small means bending down by which time the ‘enthusiastic terrier’ is all over the subject assuming there’s something of great interest to her down on the ground.

Today we have seen the pictures of yet another earthquake in Mexico and hurricane in the Caribbean – so somehow the solid earth and perfect calmness of the Quercy countryside seems even more precious than usual.