Let's meet at the market! What are you making? We have an intoxicating fall bounty of peppers, squash, apples, and pots of mums big as wheelbarrows.
And of course we'll people-watch! The calendar says September 27, but the sun's still hot, 27C/80F. The sun-drenched dimanche brings out everything from small tank tops to jackets.
I shot her not just because she was beautiful, but also to show the lightest end of the continuum. The fall frost is coming, so she's enjoying warm weather while she can!
Others choose prints in darker hues as a harbinger of earlier sunsets, crisp evenings:
Men, women and children wear red as a transitional colour; not too summery, but bright. On father and son:
Below, at left, the season-spanner supreme: a white shirt (worn over cropped khakis) with a knit, striped scarf. (One does not remotely 'need' a scarf today, but here we wear them anyway.) Don't miss the red shoes!
She's in a simple tee and jeans, but her brilliant muffler makes her stand out:
On the other end of the continuum, some women head for black, even black stockings, perhaps to ward off a chill once the golden sun dips. Montréalers will watch the unusual 'red sun' eclipse later this evening.
A crocheted sweater looks so graceful—and a glance at her companion reminds us to pick up fresh baguettes.
Do you enjoy oysters? So many varieties, to take home...
...or we could share a half-dozen at the bar, like this young couple:
What did we buy? Bottles of local cider, glowing like stained glass:
Wild mushrooms, for a risotto:
Whimsical painted gourds to please a neighbour's five-year-old:
And apples! I chose Wolf Rivers, which Le Duc prefers for his delicious apple crumble tatin:
Fall shopping means heavy bags! Let's put them down for awhile, to bask in the late-afternoon sun and discuss what else to do with all those apples.