NATURE'S SPLENDORS: PUMPKINS

Fall is here and so are the pumpkins! As you may have noticed by now, I get a real kick out of seeing how edible things grow. 
I came across this field near our new home in southern Provence, a region which is better known for its cherries, olives and lavender. The region is so rich, it grows almost everything from apricots, apples and pears to the famous melons of Cavaillon. Not to mention the many vineyards that are responsible for your next great glass of Rosé! And now, as fall has just arrived, the pumpkins are being harvested here, which means that you'll soon be able to enjoy your favorite autumn soup!

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IT LOOKED LIKE THE MOON

Today with a solar eclipse of 70% in this region, I was curious to see what Zurich would look like under a gray veil. I went to the ETH building and its terrasse that offers a wide view of the city. I found hundreds of students prepared to watch the show. Kids and families had come to witness this. Food stands were ready to serve up goodies. And it turned out that the light didn't change all that much. But the real show was the scene, the people! To see how a natural occurrence can bring so many people together in happy curiosity was a real treat. So I went ahead and ignored the sun...

 

.... in fact, when I did look through the filter, the sun... well, it looked like the moon.