These are pictures I took on that same walk in the fog that I blogged about yesterday morning. You have to look closely, but in this season you can see a lot if you take the time.
It's gray and threatening to rain this morning, but yesterday was beautiful. We were out working to pull some weeds, cut some high clumps of grass, and generally clean up a little. I brought a garden hose out of the garage and hooked it up for the season.
We put the patio furniture back out on the front terrace, in the hope that we might actually have weather warm enough to allow us to enjoy sitting out there over the next few days. I also washed a couple of fleece throws (lap blankets) that we use in the wintertime and was able to hang them and some other laundry out on the line to dry in the sun.
Today and tomorrow I'm making a blanquette de veau so that we will have food in the house for the weekend when John and Candy arrive. That's braised veal, mushrooms, and onions in a creamy white sauce, served with noodles or rice. For Sunday's dinner, Walt plans to make an asparagus and ham tart.
The weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow (Friday) but rainy on Saturday. But that's OK — Saturday will be catch-up-on-jet-lag day and then late in the afternoon we are going down to the Domaine de la Renaudie for our wine tasting.
This is our life in Saint-Aignan and we are happy to have visitors coming to enjoy it with us. Being with them makes us enjoy it that much more. Walt will drive over to the eastern side of Tours tomorrow morning to meet J & C at the train station. Then they'll scoot on over to Vouvray to buy some wine and to get some food (quiches, rillettes, ham, and so on) for the afternoon at one of the area's best charcuteries, Hardouin.