The rain is pouring down again today. We got over an inch —
26 mm — of rain yesterday. Or was it the day before? These gray days tend to run together in a blur.
But not the weeks. This week is very wet and chilly. And green again. It's quite a contrast to last week's frigid white decor.
It's very hard to take pictures right now, with the rain and the gloom. But I managed to take these three this morning, from various windows around the house.
I've gone back to look at previous years' photos taken here in Saint-Aignan on or about this date, December 7. In some years, the sun is shining brightly and everything is green, even though the leave are off the trees. In those years, we had raked up all the dead leaves and everything looked much neater.
One year, we had a big windstorm on this date. The weather varies a lot. I guess it does in most places, doesn't it?
It was 8 years ago this week when we found this house we now live in. Soon after, we decided to pack up and move to France to live full-time. We have no regrets, no buyer's remorse. I'm enjoying retirement but I hate to watch the years just fly by.
At the same time... is it spring yet?