Monday, November 09, 2015

Monday macros

I guess we're having Indian summer, or as they say in France, l'été de la Saint-Martin. Nearly every day of the year is the feast day of one saint or another in Catholicism, and Saint Martin's day is this coming Wednesday (which is also Armistice Day, a national holiday here). When the weather is good on the days surrounding the 11th, it's called Saint Martin's summer, or what we in the US would call Indian summer.

Hangers-on, turning into raisins on the vine during this dry, warm Indian summer. 100mm (macro), f/8.0, 1/320s, ISO 5000.

The term l'été indien (Indian summer) is not unknown in France. It's the title of a famous 1975 hit song by the late Joe Dassin, an American-born singer who had a successful career in Europe, most notably in France. He died in 1980 from a heart attack at the age of 41.


  1. Now THAT's a late harvest. Yeah, the weather is amazing. But you have no excuse for ignoring the yard chores.

  2. stuart, well, I do have that tennis elbow...

    mitch, graisons! A great word. :)


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