Posted on October 19th, 2013
Autumn is approaching rapidly in the Luberon. The countryside is turning a stunning range of yellows, golds and browns. Unwanted grapes fall from the vines. Everywhere there is a scent of wood smoke from log fires. Mushrooms burst through the forest floor. Bonfires release plumes of blue smoke across the valley while hunters roam the fields and forests. Migratory birds cross the sky. Soon the olive harvest begins, followed by the truffle season. Wildlife prepares for winter. A viper has come to live in our upper walls – hopefully he will keep mice at bay. In two weeks we will celebrate three years here – it just gets better every day………………. . Autumn Leaves was written in 1945, originally in French. EdithPiaf recorded this bilingual version in 1950.