Monday, June 22, 2020

Not unhinged

Here's a close-up of one of those hinges on the church doors in yesterday's post. I think it (the hinge) is a work of art. There are two, up and down, on each of the two doors. We saw a lot of beautiful iron work in Collonges during our short visit.

A door hinge made of "fer forgé" (wrought iron) in Collonges-la-Rouge, April 2006.

It looks like we'll be having a mini heat wave starting tomorrow. The temperatures are predicted to get up to 30ºC (86ºF). It will be a nice change from the cool and damp days of the past couple of weeks, but it may not be very comfortable for sleeping. It's always something.

Meanwhile, we got some good work done in the garden and back yard on Sunday. Ken cut a lot of ronces (thorny brambles) that grow out of the hedges. I watered and weeded in the vegetable garden, then did a serious pruning job on a flowering shrub called deutzia. I cut off most of the lower branches that make mowing around the shrub difficult. Then I got the mower out and did the south 40. Today I plan to tackle the largest section of the yard, the west 40. That will leave the north 40 for Tuesday as the heat builds in.


  1. Thank you for this perfect close-up. I do love those hinges. And the textures and contrasts in this photo are beautiful. (After your mention of all your 40s, I've got Ode to Billie Joe playing in my head.)

    1. Mitchell, have you ever heard it sung in French by Joe Dassin?

  2. Deutzia? I tried to grow that in Wisconsin, but I wasn't successful at all!
    Thanks for the close-up. It truly is a work of art. You didn't have to drive back there to get it, I hope (???!!!!)
    I miss Gilda... so sad.
    We're just beginning a heat wave, here, too! High 80's expected today and through the weekend.

  3. mitch, better than being up on Choctaw Ridge...

    judy, :)

    mary, the deutzia was here when we moved in. It's quite tall and I'm going to have to shorten it again. One of these days.


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