autumn and winter

Almost the end of November and it continues to be mild – 21 degrees forecast for tomorrow. The cranes must have realised that it’s still mild enough to stay in Northern Europe as they are still making their trek to the south, much later than normal. The pictures show just a handful on one morning this week – many thousands have flown over at different times.

A bit earlier, at the beginning of October, the grapes were harvested – I’ve put some pictures of that taken from our patio.

And finally some pictures of our mandarin tree which is in the half barrel at the front of the barn. How exciting – our own mandarins this Christmas. That’s is they last that long!

Happy Christmas to all who read this before the big day arrives.