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It is time to gather in produce from the vegetable garden - and we have a good pumpkin and broccoli crop, and we have harvested beetroot and celeriac, that we have put into boxes of damp sand to store over the winter.
Well, Autumn is definitely here - the weather has been quite warm, with little rain ... a few sharp thunderstorms, with some spectacular sheet lightning circulating the Aubrac hills. The evenings are 'drawing in', but the light is beautiful:
And the fungii keep on coming - can't resist posting more photographs ... they are so sculptural, one moment looking like they are made of stone and with 24 hours collapsing in on themselves:
.... and Oska is just surveying the wildflowers to see if they'll last another week or two - as we have visitors and we'd like them to see the planting ...
Simon lives at Nichoir, Le Bruel, with his wife Noella. They moved here in May 2013, with their Newfoundland dog, Oska, and their cat, Snufkin. Together they have set out on an adventure to create what they hope will be home from home for family and a rather special Chambres D'Hotes for guests.