Thursday, September 30, 2010

The bounty of Autumn

Last weekend we went on a lovely walk around Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire. It was a gorgeous crisp Autumn day and the colours of the trees just changing were beautiful, as you can see the maples were amazing.  Back to normal this week though and as it gets colder, I thought I should start getting the tomatoes in before the first frosts arrive... you can see the bounty I picked this morning below. It's so satisfying bringing in this little harvest, I have picked so many beans this summer and blanching them for my freezer has been a little pastime whilst Beth sleeps in the morning. I made some chilli oil today with the chilli's adding a teaspoon of black peppercorns to the mix. The green tomatoes are now happily living in a cardboard box with a banana or two to see if they will ripen, if they don't then Mrs Beeton's green tomato chutney will be made next week! There's a possible addition to my christmas presents!

The excitement of tonight is that I am packing to go to Paris to visit my sister who lives there now, Saturday night is Nuit Blanche, so should be fun I'll update you when I get back from a lovely weekend without my children (not that I don't love them to bits but two nights to read books, visit french café's and eat lovely food without entertaining them every second will be bliss!). 

Can't wait to see how your pins turn out Char! Love the shot of your palm, it looks like a leaf!

Tam, Lincolnshire, UK,

8 comments:

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

That foliage photo is SO gorgeous! I love when the leaves start changing in New England...

Erika Lee Sears said...

I love Paris :) Have a great time! Super jealous! Eat lots of croissants for me and take lots of pictures..

PoetessWug said...

Oooo! Your 'bounty' and the leaves look great!! Both photos make you want to do a happy dance!...Have a good time this weekend!!

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Hey Tam...so lovely to see your post here...bright and bountiful!
Have a wonderful time in Paris and say hi to Char!(antoehr Char:-))
Safe trip.
TAKE LOTS of pics.
Char.x

Katie Green said...

I LOVE Westonbirt - so close to where I live! That first photo is stunning :)

cindy said...

i love the leaves and that trug. they are the most wonderful creations. enjoy your trip. bon jour!

jacqueline said...

Really gorgeous photos and fall is wonderful...such wonderful colors. I love paris. :) Have a lovely merry happy trip and weekend! Love to you!

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Thank you all! I am sat in my sister's little apartment having wandered the streets of Paris seeing so many interesting installations and peculiar events - all part of nuit blanche.. now to bed, it's bliss! xx

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