In contrast to the explosion of life in spring and summer, autumn can seem quiet and dull. But the P-O still has plenty to offer, from small creatures to dramatic vistas and skies. Look and you will see; listen and you will hear.

The phenomena of blogging had exploded onto our screens long before the current sanitary crisis. However, in the current confinement, blogs are a link to the outside world, to something beyond our own four walls… to people other than our immediate family, pets or reflections in the mirror!

There are still some harvests to gather in the garden – the last few marrows and gourds need to be picked before the frosts, and the rows of parsnips are now demanding to be harvested to provide winter delights such as parsnip chips and curried parsnip soup, which are practically unknown to the French.

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