There are those days so burnished, so bright they leave you breathless with their perfection.
A day that ends with a walk to the garden in the early evening. The sun hiding behind the gossiping corn. The ritual of choosing the perfect vegetable for a late supper.
Playing the game of hide and seek with the zucchini.
Wrestling stalwart carrots from the clutches of the earth.
A day that began with a walk to Home Farm to collect eggs. Returning home laden with pears and apples from the orchard and fresh, fresh eggs.
A day where I fill the Paris pantry with large wicker baskets of ripening pears.
The perfume of the apples mingling with the glorious smell of drying garlic.
The shelves of the pantry gleaming with jars of Fabergé coloured preserves .
Alchemy in the kitchen.
Flour and butter, sugar and apples become golden flaky pastry surrounding cinnamon apples.
Tiny , sweet pears fill the canning jars.
Today, today was a golden day. A day burnished and beautiful.