Glorious weather. No mists, but loads of mellow fruitfulness...largely in the form of gluts of quince and of sweet and succulent dark table grapes.
|Carlo Fedeli, gazing benignly across the leaf-strewn surface of the lily pond
|A chaotic mess of fallen leaves, most of which look far too pretty to be cleared away...
|The palm-path, snaking beneath the pine trees
|One of the ancient cypresses, garlanded with parthenocissus in its autumnal glory
|The church spire, reflected in the pond
|Hydrangea Quercifolia Alice, showing off
|a late flowering Crinum Magowanii
|Crisp, clear skies, and warm sunshine
|Not all of it looks autumnal...some still looks positively green and lush...
|Two members of the gardening crew
Boned Chicken, stuffed with prosciutto and fennel seed, spit-roast; braised broccoli stalks
Treacle tart, with Ginger ice-cream