Sunday, 26 September 2010

Blue sky, a cold north wind and ripening olives

Today was the first day it’s felt really autumnal, with a cold wind from the north drying anything that remained of the the rain we had early on Friday morning.  The sky was bright blue and the bamboo shoots waved in the breeze at the end of the garden.

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Another sign of autumn – the olives are beginning to ripen:

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6 comments:

Heiko said...

Autumn has arrived here a couple of weeks ago with much fresher nightime temperatures. And that rain of yours arrived on the north wind in the early hours of this morning. Your olives are looking well advanced. It looks a good olive year this year if they don't all start to rot in this rain.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

There was a very definite change in the weather yesterday!! Diane

Jan said...

Autumn's definitely here and we've just begun to light the fire in the evenings, but our olives aren't ripening yet. Mind you they don't usually harvest them until the beginning of december around here.

chaiselongue said...

@Heiko and Jan: I think this is an early variety. Others are later... our Lucque olives (the most common around here) won't ripen until November.

mo said...

Two lovely shots....the light on the olives is particularly nice!

easygardener said...

Your picture of ripening olives sums up the Mediterranean for me. Much better than the 24hrs of rain we have been suffering over here!