Panier of Plenty

November 2016

Welcome to the visual diary for November…

Driving through the forest

Driving through the forest

Saturday 5th November. Hiking from La Preste, ‘upriver’ to La Coma del Tech…

Following the Tech

Following the Tech

Beech forest

Beech forest

Perched above

Perched above

Heading uphill

Heading uphill

Sunday 6th November. Watching the clouds roll across Canigou as I enjoy a late breakfast. A deluge overnight brought snow, transforming the autumn vista…

A heavy dusting

A heavy dusting

Tuesday 8th October. Feeling like winter now as temperatures fall dramatically. Hoods, scarves and gloves this morning…

Canigou waking up

Canigou waking up

Sun arriving

Sun arriving

Tuesday 15th November. Outside to see the ‘supermoon’ as it dipped behind the ranges. A chill morning (around 3 degrees), the air hazy, as chimneys smoke and birds flit past. Little tufts of cloud float above Canigou as cloud lifts from his slopes… the moon has vanished from sight.

The full moon at 7.30am

The full moon at 7.30am

Clouds vanish

Clouds vanish

20th November. Enjoying the local forest and views, on the journey from Céret to Fontfrède and back…

Strawberry trees

Strawberry trees

Chestnut casing

Chestnut casing

After rain, coulemelle

After rain, coulemelle

Holly, with berries

Holly, with berries

Crunching through leaves

Crunching through leaves

Chestnut grove

Chestnut grove

Light coming through leaves

Light coming through leaves

Following the markers

Following the markers

Wind swirling leaves

Wind swirling leaves

A steady descent

A steady descent

Kaki (persimmon)

Kaki (persimmon)

In the forest

In the forest

Canigou, path to Fontfrède

Canigou, path to Fontfrède

A closer view

A closer view

Nearing Céret, late afternoon

Nearing Céret, late afternoon

Crossing town...

Crossing town…

View from the kitchen

View from the kitchen

Fresh snow…

25th November

25th November

Somehow, the month has ended so quickly, as if it just ‘vanished’. There was a sudden acceleration, as the leaves on the trees that are in our view (from the kitchen and terrace) changed colour and were shed instantly. Nights are icy, with heavy frosts. The fire is constantly burning and gloves are essential. Winter has arrived.

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