Panier of Plenty

September 2013

Welcome to September’s visual diary…

From The Forest

After storms

After storms

Wild apples

Wild apples

Blackberries! Plump and juicy this year due to spring rains.
Wild hazelnuts have been falling for some time – in previous
years we tried harvesting them, but they are too small and
are best left for the animals in the forest to enjoy…

In The Garden

A September harvest

A September harvest

Clouds of butterflies

Clouds of butterflies

Pommes de terres

Pommes de terres

This year the potato patch was much larger – planted with
Mona Lisa, a firm red-skinned variety, Samba and Charlotte
potatoes – we have harvested nearly 100 kilos which will go
into the cellar for winter months.

Fleurs de passion open each day

Fleurs de passion open each day

Autumn asters

Small autumn asters

Aster

Larger asters

Potager flowers, 23rd September

23rd September

Panier 23rd September

Panier 23rd September

Tiny but lively

Tiny but lively

On The Menu

Goat's cheese tart

Goat’s cheese tart

Preparing preserves

Preparing preserves

Lunch in the garden. A grillade, or bbq, under the pergola…

Summer lunch

Summer lunch

Camembert on the bbq

Camembert on the bbq

Preparing wild blackberries

Preparing wild blackberries

Blackberry and mulberry jam. Aubergines from the potting shed
and cepes from the mountains of Cerdagne.

Omelette, cepes

Omelette, cepes

At Home

Outside my bureau window

Outside my bureau window

In the pumpkin patch

In the pumpkin patch

Late summer harvest

Late summer harvest

Mademoiselle Célestine is settling into ‘rural life’ and her
name is now featured on the letterbox – she is now well known
by the postlady as she receives many special gifts from the
Antipodes…

Canigou

Canigou

Autumn light

Autumn light

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