Friday, 16 September 2011

Mid-September at La Pouyette

Oh, what a beautiful Morning....

...Oh, what a beautiful Day...


"The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze."

John Updike, September





A late summer garden has a tranquility
found no other time of the year.
William Longgood


Oskar, fascinated by the sunset...


Still life with Apples and a Pomegranate, 1871-2
Jean-Désirée-Gustave Courbet
National Gallery, London

Bon Weekend


  1. Bon Weekend

    Thank you for such a warm, lighthearted and cheerful post. It makes me want to head to the countryside and pick apples and enjoy the rustle of the leaves walking through fields.
    Helen xx

  2. Is there anything you can't grow Karin? It all looks so wonderful and you displayed it so artfully, I want your chippy blue urn please. Oskar looks cute up on the roof??? Really? I'm really jealous, in a good way, of all the fruits you're able to grow.

  3. This warm autumnlight!

    Ich liebe diese letzten Septembersonnentage!
    (und deine Fotos!)

    ♥ Franka

  4. Karin oh my goodness the images, especially the last and the painting by Coubet. Just so beautiful!


    Art by Karena

    I hope you will come over and enter my amazing giveaway from Interieurs!!

  5. Only in Europe does it look like this. Trees laden with fruit, vines dripping...all just so beautiful. xx's Karin....

  6. Harvest time in a tree-fruit garden is always somehow poetic.

  7. Marsha's right- only in Europe. That ancient, settled feel. Just beautiful and serene.