What a great moment this autumn is. Colours and smell and sounds of autumn, all as it should be. So many photographs were taken and I will have difficulties to chose from it all.
But here are some of my preferred impressions from the Bayous:
First frost on the roof window
|last light in the evening|
and in between
This one striped pear is called Humbug, I hope there will be more of it next year - all our pears were eaten by hornets or wasps.
The old mare is nearly toothless and it was somehow difficult to find an alternative diet, however by preparing 'une mâche', all grains are soaked in water well in advance, shredding all carrots and apples, we seem to adapt. But she is now terribly skinny as cannot eat any hay anymore and I fear the approach of the cold season.
The chicken have an easy life, out of the three chicks 2 are females and for the black male quickly a new home was found not far away. However, nearly no eggs for the moment.
Whilst EG is working hard, I went to the great event 'Brocante du fil' last Sunday in Sprimont. That was a very good show and seems to me to be very much like the vintage and handmade fairs in the UK. It is held once a year, here are the pictures of what came home with me.
Not only fabric and lace but also threads and other bits, the yellow paper-like pages are more than hundred years old out of old magazines with plenty of initials to chose from.
How cute is that wee thimble in its crocheted basket!
Also 2 black vintage sun umbrellas were found - one in immaculate condition but very difficult to take a picture of, I wonder how to take it in the best angle and with good light conditions. Still so much to learn with my Nikon.
Other than that, I am very busy to not to waste any of this year's precious harvest. So many apples, the Cornish pippins were the first ripe, then came Joseph Musch, Cox Orange, James Grieve and there are still 3 last trees full, we will pick them this week. Then I harvested an enormous amount of quinces, gave some away and am busy to make jelly. Crab apples have been picked today and are now dripping overnight. The medlar has also a nice amount but those need frost before being picked and -luckily- apart from one night or two, we are still in the 'plus' temperatures and can enjoy the Dahlias.
So many distractions! Another passion suddenly grew: vintage Singer sewing machines. All in working order and well running.
There is still a lot to show, but will have to wait a bit longer. The highlight this summer was a 5 day visit to Cornwall, meeting with a dear blogging friend and her husband in Trelissick gardens, what a joy that was! Thank you again, Barbara!
Until next time