such a damp autumn

I don’t think we’ve ever had Octobers & Novembers so damn damp ! It’s been raining on & off for two months, and sometimes pretty heavily, not the Parisian drizzle kind. Not the usual kind of weather in southern France ! I hope it is about to change soon, because we need the sun as well, blue skies & dry laundry ! Everything is so soaky wet !

I took some photos yesterday, after the rain, so here my favorite ones.

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Raindrops all over the Ligustrum Japonicum. (Japanese privet)

Can you see our palm tree in the drop ?!

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These are agatheas and they are really tiny flowers, so the droplets are really teeny tiny !

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Thank you for your visit, ladies, and may the sun shine upon your village, your town, your garden, and your face !

With love

Sonia

happy equinox

It's that time again, and year after year, I'm getting happier when it arrives : autumn ! Happy autumn equinox (or spring equinox if you're on the other side of the equator !) to you all !

This year it hit me stronger because the subdivision we're part of, is surrounded with orchards, vineyards & pumpkin patches. Yes, pretty much a busy time of year for these right now !

I didn't have to go further than our hedges to pick these :

It makes me a happy girl, it's like I'm living a new life ! I'm currently thinking about what I'd like to bake soon, but these "muffin-shaped-doughtnuts" (or that what they're called in the cook book - basically neither a muffin nor a doughnut LOL), coated in cinnamon/sugar, were a pretty good start !

Autumn always makes me go find my Gooseberry Patch books, even though I have never ever baked or cooked any of their recipes ! Simply browsing their books makes me happy. One day though I'll try to make/bake/cook something from them ! Here's the autumn themed one I have. (there are many others here)

They have free goodies on their website, such as desktop wallpapers. Another wonderful place for being inspired for autumn season (well, any season) is Susan Branch's site ! Here are a couple of links to some of her blog posts, which shall inspire you : herehere . Leaving you here with a saying from Susan Branch's book :

Catch a leaf
in mid-air,
make
a wish,
kiss it &
toss it into
the wind ♥

Have a great end of the week !

xo

Sonia