Orange, cuivre, potimarron…
As agrumes (citrus) come into season, with a sweep of Nature’s brush,
the mountains are ready for their vernissage (the opening of an art
exhibition). Rather than gradual progress, this year there is a sudden
fanfare. The roadside is now carpeted – as if when closing my eyes
to sleep, and opening them to a new day, was all the time needed to
prepare this display.
Contours are revealed, as it is now possible to trace the hillside
that holds the forest as it drops steeply to the river below.
Trees hug rocks – the very earth we live on, as our home clings
to the promontory, their roots embracing the entire mountain.
The menu is pumpkin soup, carrots and squeezed orange juice, a homage
to Autumn’s ‘ouverture’.
Météo: After a Sunday of heavy rain and mist, we are now back up to
18ºC under blue skies, as Paris recorded 12ºC.