Panier of Plenty

An unveiling

The tree that has captured my attention (below the kitchen window) due to its blaze of orange foliage is now resembling a sculpture that has had its leaves carefully strung along each branch, in the manner of washing. As it bares its inner structure, I can see glimpses of stonework and cobalt shutters (reminiscent of Morocco) – a new landscape is being revealed as autumn takes hold. Canigou peeks over the hills on the near horizon, snow-covered at altitude, and the contours of the surrounding ranges are accentuated by the bands of low cloud that hug them. It is the light that is most beautiful at this time of year; diffused by smoke and mist, glazing all it touches with a soft amber hue.

Tree, far left: I am waiting for its final leaf to tumble so I can take the ‘after’ shot – each day the view is transforming…

In just a few days...

In just a few days…

This entry was published on November 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm. It’s filed under Antipodean, Architecture, Catalan, Climate Change, Country Life, Country Living, Creative, Culture and Arts, Environment, Europe, Ex Advertising Creative, Expat, France, French Culture, Garden, Home, La Vie Quotidienne, Landscape, Languedoc Roussillon, Life, Lifestyle, Living in France, Mediterranean, Nature, New Zealander in France, Photography, Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Seasons, South of France, Thoughts, Tree-change and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: