Sunday, October 5, 2008

Do you feel the crispness?

We have returned to Colorado and would you believe that all the dust I ran away from in August was still in the house? The biggest problem with our return was the lack of pastry with our lonely morning coffee. Waking up to Pikes Peak is always a pleasant sight upon our return and this morning it had no snow. However, within two days, the peak was white. Alas, it did melt, but with more snow expected to arrive this evening.

France was beginning to show signs of autumn with a crispness to the air. Here, we have basked in the sunshine and warmth of autumn. Our Virginia Creeper, climbing up our fireplace, is a vibrant red. The deer have enjoyed our summer tomatoes and the fox has visited us every evening hoping to find a leftover morsel of food. Robins are gathering for their journey south and the golden marigolds are giving us seeds for the spring garden.

Pikes Peak is always a friend who welcomes us home.

After meeting wonderful new people, eating more of the delicious foods, and picking the 2008 wine, we can't wait to return and sit in our courtyard with a glass of that wine.

As I did not have time the last week to write about more of our pastry tastings, I shall have to continue the blog a while longer. The last tasting had us return to each of our favorites, a very difficult choice. I hope you will enjoy hearing more about our adventures and misadventures in France.

A bientot,

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