We finally did some garden clean-up this weekend and I brought some of the hydrangeas inside. They look so nice on our dining room cabinet, right? Also, more quinces. I am down to 15 at this point which seems manageable. I´ll make some liqueur next week and I´ve just found a recipe for port wine quinces (match made in heaven?) and also I´ll try and store a few so that I can make that Tarte Tatin again on Christmas.
Saturday was gloomy but today we got some sun. I´ve said it before but this house gets the very best light in November. The sun is so low that it basically shines directly into our front rooms.
Like so. I brought some of the potted plants inside the house for the winter and this one seems to enjoy her new place. The clay figure was made by a potter nearby, I love her dearly. I think she is supposed to be the Snow Queen from the Andersen fairy tale. So technically a bad character but she´s quite good at greeting guests.
Lots of tired cats enjoying the sun today. I never take pictures of Lu because she is never around so here it is, the annual picture of our Lulu. The black blob on the sofa is Lutz.
And here´s Marlene in my favorite chair. Apparently it wasn´t comfy enough so she made do with the blanket. Smart kitty.
Couldn´t decide which picture I liked better so you get to see both. Ludwig is a bit of a terror these days. Once the temperatures drop he is a different dog really. Lots and lots of energy (and mischief)! Also see how much light our kitchen gets? Heart eyes.
Last but not least, I made a simple little wreath today with ivy, ivy flowers and some spirea branches that have turned reddish with the frost. I quite like it. It´s a bit large though, next time I need to measure first. Ah well. Have a happy week!