Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Shades and Shapes of Autumn

There was a certain autumnal nip in the air this morning for the first time this year..and a look round the garden over the past few days has shown the advance of the season.

The intricacies of spider webs, highlighted by both dew and sunshine...

 The colours of our maple and oak are stunning at present...

 And seed heads provide food for the small birds and mammals, as well as looking lovely in their own right..

And for the first time this year I've come inside the house to this welcoming sight..

Yep; there are some good things about the cooler nights!

Monday, 20 October 2014

For the Cat

We noticed these for sale at the Marché Fermier Marché Gourmet yesterday...


How many could you think up???

Come on Jean and Nick, Tim and Pauline, Paul and Mary give it your best shot...


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Chaveignes, Marché Fermier Marché Gourmet 2014



After lunch we took a leisurely run over to Chaveignes for the annual Marché Fermier Marché Gourmet...

The displays of pumpkins and associated squash and gourds were as amazing as always...

though one or two of those sitting guarding their displays looked decidedly unimpressed..

At least this young chap was doing his bit to look cool in his shades..

 The weather could not have been better and everything looked so colourful, particularly this dance troupe from Tours...

We also enjoyed watching various craftsmen at work..

And we saw a Dremel....

... IN USE!!!

Now that WAS worth seeing!!