The transition is smooth.
Warm during the day. Colder mornings and evenings.
Green leaves still shimmering in the sun.
But here and there, naked branches displaying richly inventive shapes in the sky.
Oui, c’est l’automne !
The colorful autumn patchwork slowly fighting to settle in front of our eyes.
It’s still too early though.
However, it’s not too early to open the windows wide open in the morning to let that bluish colder breeze invade the rooms of the apartment and create growing undulating waves with the bed sheets.
A colder breeze dominated by the yellowish light coming from behind the translucent clouds.
With the changing colors, it almost looks like the foliage gets thicker.
The last whispers of summer stretching and running wild through the Farmers’ Market.
But the produce of summer are now gone to unveil colorful squash varieties and apples.
The happy farmer standing in the sun trying to sell his beautiful apples only wears a t-shirt.
But the farmer working in the shadow already realized he would need to wear his sweater until the end of the day.
The first sweater of the season.
Pulling one over your head almost feel like an invasion – something you had forgotten about.
And then, it all comes back – the growing happiness of wearing and embracing a sweater.
With the apples, I’ll make a tart.
Maybe a clafoutis too.
And with the rhubarb from the garden, there will be goat cheese tartines. A sweet and salty ideal lunch.
Gift bags of tomatoes and basil for friends – the garden is over-producing.
Everyone likes tomatoes!
I know this is going to be a good fall season.
I can already predict it.
Ideas, plans, projects blooming within.
Visitors coming, trips planned, meals and recipes ideas in mind.
October will take me back home to France as well as Istanbul for a quick side trip.
Readers who have been to Istanbul, please feel free to share your recommendations, tips and suggestions.
I am all the more excited for my first time in Turkey.
Like a big detour in the middle of my French vacation. Landing in a different world.