Welcome to Cette Petite Maison


My name is Carol-Ann and I am a maker and crafter of all kinds of things and with Cette Petite Maison (This Little House) I hope to share a little bit of my life here in the beautiful rural Quercy Blanc area of France and introduce you to some of my neighbours and their wonderful produce.

I am trying a embrace a simpler lifestyle, working towards sustainability so I am offering a small range of items, made, grown and harvested locally by neighbours and friends and I hope that the phrase Products with Provenance resonates.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Orchids at Cette Petite Maison

We have a wealth of Orchids in this part of the Lot so this Post is going to be a work in progress as I add the Orchids I find around Cette Petite Maison.

Here are two little Bee Orchids for the collection and to note that these photos were taken late May. One of my favorites, the Bee Orchid is common here in the Lot. It flowers from mid May onwards and sometimes appears with white petals and sepals rather than the more usual pink ones and I am lucky enough to have both on my lawn.
Ophrys apifera - Bee Orchid

Ophrys apifera - Bee Orchid
These Pyramidal Orchids grow in abundance and I love their bright colours, they can also be pure white, though this is rare and if I do find one I will be sure to take a photo of it.

Anacamptis pyramidalis - Pyramid Orchid