Tuesday, 6 September 2011

C'est la Rentrée

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Yesterday saw the end of the holidays and the start of another school year.

The Young One is now in Premiére at Lycée and will be sitting her Baccalaureate Française next June. Yikes! Doesn't time fly!

Funnily enough, I was pondering about life, the universe and everything this morning whilst hanging out the washing and realised that the weather has turned autumnal overnight! How does the weather know it was rentrée yesterday?

The figs started ripening last week and we were getting excited. Fig Chutney. Yum!



Only thing is we can't get near them because of the Hornets.

Then I noticed the walnuts have started falling.


I don't think we're going to get a very good crop this year.  There are a lot still in their shells which are green, or black and is a bad sign.


More and more are falling like that every year. If you manage to get the shells off, the nuts aren't good so it's not worth the hassle of walnut juice stained hands.

The grapes are ripening fast too


and the lovely Maria has returned from her holidays, bringing us fresh bread on Tuesday's and Saturday's.


Today's bread was a gorgeous wholegrain loaf. Sorry - no photo - there isn't any left!

My beautiful black girl has come out of her summer sleeping place and returned to the courtyard for her afternoon nap.



Even she knows it's September. She's started coming in at night and sleeping on the sofa.  This morning she was snuggled up in the scrap bin on the sewing table.

That's it for now - got to sort out the sewing room and then think about shutting the pool up.

More soon.

4 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Wonderful photos...Autumn is my favorite season. I'm already planning on a trip to the mountains to pick up lots of apples and some pumpkins!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Greetings from Tunisia! Well, I would visit any blog that had Asterix and Obelix! Dropped by from Quilter Blogs to enjoy your work. Really like your red string quilt and your music quote quilt.
best, nadia

Shasta said...

My dog has been jumping up on the couch too. I guess it is too cold for the floor.

Rosalyn Manesse said...

Great harvest at your place! I love figs--I used to have a fig tree long ago, and I made fig jam.