Ceps - the damp but still relatively warm autumn is the peak time for edible mushrooms. Look for ceps in pine forests, where they live in a symbiotic relationship with the conifers.
Looking out towards Bossay from Preuilly on an autumn day.Saffron - the crocus which produces the expensive spice should flower and be harvested this month.
The dominant roadside flower will be the pale Yellow Toadflax Linaria vulgaris (la linaire commune).
Saffron flowers.Birds of prey will be very visible - merlins, hobbies hunting linnets, sparrowhawks, buzzards and harriers chasing young away.
Anniversaries: one year ago we got our fireplace. Now we have insulation, the fire should heat the whole house.
Making apple juice at l'Art et Lard.Fête d'automne - Le Petit-Pressigny's L'Art et Lard food and art festival on 10 October from 10:00 to 18:00. Come and wander round the village, into private gardens to see a wide variety of art work. There's a gourmet market, kids' workshops, trout fishing, an apple tart competition, and several options for lunch.