Quinn learns how to make fire.
There are still butterflies in the garden!
Last rose of the season?
Sweet peas in October!
Today one more photo of the Château de Cinq Mars. Here, our friend David sitting in the garden which was negotiated on lush grass paths which were punctuated by glorious clusters of wild cyclamen.
The nasturtiums are at their best this time of year.
Just as it seems as if summer flowers have gone for the season, the anemones bloom.
After a long hot summer, the garden is finally greening up again since the weather has changed. We've had lots of rain, lots of sun and cooler temperatures. It all makes the garden happy.
Morning glories in their glory.
Look who we found in the garden this morning! This is the first hedgehog I've ever seen up close. He was a baby and could have fit in the palm of my hand.
Amazingly we still have sweet peas in the garden. My favorite flower.
Sage, Hot Lips
Bees are going mad for our artichokes
Picnic on the terrace
My dear friend Gail Rieke has arrived. She is giving one of her amazing workshops in the Maison Conti Atelier, "The Artist as Traveler". It begins today.
When we take a walk around the village with her, we tend to follow her lead and take photographs like this:
A simple wall, but she might call it "wabi sabi."