France, Friends and Food
the walnut groves are beautiful and everywhere in Dordogne. as you drive by a random grove or a lonely tree you could almost always see someone gathering walnuts from the ground, unlike apples you wait till they naturally fall off the tree to harvest. at arans workshop we took six incredible women
( beautiful! will tell you more about them soon) for a styling shoot of an autumn picnic at a grove nearby, with the mid afternoon sun piercing through and the leaves under foot it made for a wonderful afternoon. a few days later we went for a tour at a walnut grove, learned how they processed it, which is organically grown at this farm. the groves there were stunning and if i had time i would have sat at the bench above for a very long time.
* the gentleman at the market had a kind way about him and such a soft smile, i wish i would have captured for you.
*more to come