Autumn is truly my favourite season with it's fresher weather and the lovely colours that start to appear in the hedgerows.
Here in Perros we don't get a lot of autumn coloured leaves as the salty wind tends to turn them brown before they have a chence to go golden. I really appreciate the gentle fading of the hydrangea flowers into soft greens and reds and purples. In fact the hydrangea flowers last a lot longer than the autumn leaves so we get a bonus. As Perros is known as 'la cité des Hortensias' we have plenty to see all winter as long as the over-enthusiastic gardeners don't chop the heads off too soon!
This year the oak trees are laden with fruit all shining and glowing in the gentle sunshine.
Of course I can't resist drawing a sprig of sloes, I just love those dark blue-black berries and they are quite a challenge to get them looking just right!