After so many years in the beauty of the central coast of California with its subtle season changes, the almost abrupt and grand arrival of autumn here in the South of France still amazes me. The air is crisp with smoky tinges. The days are so much shorter than the long hot days of the summer...you have to push yourself to not begin to hibernate! The sun is a glorious contrast to the frost tinged vineyards. How blessed are we to live in such a magnificent place!!