|private chateau, Néons sur Creuse|
Just over a week ago it was lovely: warm and sunny, which was just as well as we had family staying. On holiday, they wouldn't have appreciated yesterday's weather at all! Photos are by I and F; taken during their visit--just to add a little sun to this blog!
|candied & dried fruit, Loches market|
|Chinon, Clos L'Echo weather vane|
Nobly resisting any further diversions we headed home with the sun roof open as the skies had cleared a bit ...
As I write this we have had a bit of late afternoon sun but the gusting wind is still blowing and another shower is threatening. The weather forecast says we're in for more of the same--showers and temperatures of no more than 20C for most of the week. Mind you the rain means we don't have to water the fruit trees and pots on the terrace!
Helo Niall and Antoinette:
There is always a bright side to life even if it is raining and not having to water your plants is a definite advantage. We always think that no matter how well one tries to water one's plants, natural rainfall is so much more preferable.
Vive la pluie! Too late for a lot of the maize and sunflowers, though.
Do you remember Dennis Howell, appointed the UK minister for drought in 1976? (No, you're much too young...) The day after he was appointed, the rain started, and did not stop for four months. I may be exaggerating a bit, but he certainly succeeded like no other minister in any government in doing himself out of a job.
Something similar happened this year when a part of the UK (East Agglia, I think)declared a drought. It has rained off and on - and more on than off, it must be said- ever since!
Sports day postponed today. Tomorrow's not looking too good either.
I would like it to be warm and sunny again for the weekend. I wonder why?
@Jane & Lance--well we won't have to water today either! :-) It bucketed down around 2 am and then drizzled most of this morning.
@Pauline--I know as far as the plants are concerned it is a case of vive al pluie. Problem is the weeds are now growing well like...weeds :-)
As for '76 I can remember being at school in stifling classrooms and suffering hideously in a uniform which was never geared to high temps....ugh!!
@Gaynor--you and me both! I've had enough: too many consecutive days of rain and it's only 18C today!! Way below normal for here. Hopefully next week will be better.
Post a Comment