We had a good view of the Pyrenees from the hill between here and Magalas this morning. They are about 150 kilometres away and not always visible if the air isn’t really clear. When they appear, it’s always a shock to see how huge they are. There doesn’t seem to be much snow on the mountains at the moment.
Walking around the village this morning I saw this small bird on a climbing rose and have since identified it as a Goldcrest. The crest is clearly visible in the pictures, top and bottom right, below.
And spicy pumpkin soup
This is the biggest of the pumpkins we grew last season. It was too big to go on the scales but we think it must have weighed about 15 kilos. Lo Jardinièr made a wonderful spicy soup with part of it, for lunch today. The recipe is on the Mediterranean cuisine blog.