Impressionist painting. Lucie decided to go for a swim and paddled out from the bank until I called her back. I think she would have attempted to swim across, but I couldn't risk her getting caught in the swift current mid-river. I love this walk because it goes past the farmer's winter garden. Lots of villagers keep winter potagers; I can smell the lettuce and the 'green' fragrance when I walk past them This farmer grows leeks, cabbage, broccoli, radishes, and spinach in his garden. It looked like the broccoli was done and some leeks had just been harvested. Someone is having tasty leek and potato soup tonight, I'll bet!
I've always wanted to keep a winter garden, but usually by the time summer is over, I'm pretty much 'gardened' out. Do you have a winter garden? What do you grow?
Not only did the dogs get a run (and Lucie, a swim!), but the temperature was mild enough that I got to peel off a layer of fleece Life is so much better when I don't have to bundle up like Nanook of the North!