These are photos I took in November. Actually, the fall colors were already slightly past their peak by then. We were starting to plan our Thanksgiving dinner. The first photo here is the view from a bedroom window out over the vineyard. The second photo is what we see (or were seeing) out the front window, off the front terrace.
I wish things still looked like this. It's much colder now than in mid-November, and we haven't seen the sun in days at this point. Nearly all the leaves have fallen now, and it's so wet out that we haven't yet been able to rake them all up.
Today we have been promised a few rays of sunshine by the weather forecasts. Yesterday we went for a drive to have lunch with friends who live an hour south of Saint-Aignan. The countryside was pretty, though wintry. It's Saturday, so the open-air market will be set up in town, and we might just go down and do some shopping if the sun really does break through.