La Cressonnière: Summertime

August 19, 2011


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This morning I took a walk and happened upon a very yellow, very fall leaf. It was only one, but it reminded me that fall will be here in a few short weeks. Before it arrives, I thought I should make a visual record of what La Cressonnière looks like in the peak of summer.

Fruit is everywhere. Apples and walnuts have weighed down the tree branches — they’re so low they almost touch the ground. Flowers aren’t quite as plentiful as they were in the spring, but the roses made a second appearance after disappearing in July. Lavender and honeysuckle scent every path of the garden. The apples will be ripe in a few weeks and we have one small pumpkin. The grapes look glorious even though they’re far from ready — I hope they’ll be delicious.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Summer August 19, 2011 at 8:43 am

Thank you for sharing! I haven’t seen foliage like this in Texas since May (max!). Ahhhh, being outside… how I do miss it!


2 Mary August 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

The composition of this picture is very Monet Giverny-like. Just beautiful.


3 Mom in Mendon August 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm

The picture looks SO FAMILIAR. Since our Van Nuys neighborhood was built among the trees of an abandoned walnut grove, we had eleven trees on our property, and everyone looked just like that in late summer. They were perfect for climbing, and in the fall we gathered nuts and swept a million crunchy leaves. The aroma, when I run across it, makes me nostalgic.


4 Neda August 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Oh, so beautiful!


5 teresa August 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Wonderful- especially love the walnut tree- [we are in the walnut business.}
Thanks for sharing your part of the world.


6 August 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Oh, I am all melancholy now for the French countryside. I miss it and your photos are beautiful.


7 Sailor February 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

More posts of this quylita. Not the usual c***, please


8 kelleynr August 20, 2011 at 7:23 am

How perfect! Lucky you! Happy Anniversary and hope you have a great weekend.


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