This is one of our favorite times of the year, when Sarah comes and plays.
This year, Sarah played us a selection of curated works by French composers (Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc, Mompou and Satie) that will be used in a ballet based on the novel Chéri by Colette. In between each musical movement, Sarah would narrate the story. It was exquisitely sad, and beautiful.
Plant babies are coming up nicely, we are starting to transplant them into our fall garden.
We are experimenting with several new species, pictured here is Langkuri Basil.
The legendary Grandma Einck’s Dill!
Mitsuba (Japanese Parsley).
We planted most of our fall seeds Oct. 4th. Amazingly these French breakfast radishes were ready to eat in only 3 weeks! They are really good. Don’t forget to eat the greens!
This looks like bird-poop. It is, however, the cleverly camouflaged larva of the very beautiful Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes). Usually these butterflies have an unerring knack for laying their eggs right before tender new growth develops on citrus trees, however these caterpillars are trapped in stasis, waiting for new growth that is tender enough for them to eat before they starve to death, a tricky situation!
Thank you, Cate, for bringing us this research material for our upcoming gallery project!