The boys are back at school.
There's a slight chill in the early morning air.
The spiders are busy making cobwebs that catch the dew
In the garden at Eco-Gites of Lenault the hot colours of summer are changing to the warm hues of autumn ...
|Autumn hues - pumpkin, Tagetes (African Marigold) and yellow tomato|
|Harvested red onions|
|My colourful ornamental chillies|
|A basket of vegetables from the polytunnel|
|A multi headed sunflower in the polytunnel|
We may be in September and summer may be slipping away from us but I do hope the warm weather continues a bit longer. I found this colourful fellow on my carrots and whilst, normally, I am not happy to have caterpillars munching my vegetables, this is one instance where I'll let the diner be.
|Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar|
Sorry about the quality (I have still not got round to buying a camera that can do a decent macro shot) but anyone who knows their caterpillars should easily recognise this one. It is the caterpillar of the swallowtail butterfly, a rare find in the UK where it is limited to East Anglia but a touch more common here in Normandy ... although still not often seen. In fact I have not seen an adult this year and only fleetingly saw one last year. However back in 2011 I did succeed in catching and photographing an adult swallowtail in a glass!
Thank you for everyone who sent me good wishes about my back, last week. "Touch wood" it seems to be fine at the moment even after getting back to some serious weeding!
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