It's amazing how our weather has changed so radically. It now rains every day, and the high temperature is in the high 60s or low 70s F. I'm sleeping under a blanket again. I'm wearing sweatpants around the house instead of bermuda shorts. All the windows in the house are shut. The electric fans have been put away.
The two big rain barrels on the north side of the house are full again. Walks with the dog in the rain are now common, and the dog needs her paws washed after every sortie. The sun rises later and later, and sets earlier and earlier, and since it's cloudy most of the time it's dark in the house when I get up. I'm sleeping later, because by my nature I get up when the sun does.
It just reminds me how you have to take full advantage of every day of nice weather in this French climate. Sometimes you don't get any summer weather at all. This year, we were lucky to have nearly four months of sunshine, from April to July. Maybe we'll get some more in August and September, but it's not something you can count on.
Back to my title: « Les 100 lieux qu'il faut voir » is another French television series that I've found on YouTube. It's a travel series with, because this is France, some food segments too. Mostly it's about the geography and history of different French regions. It's in French, with no subtitles, since it's made for French TV. Here's an episode about our region, La Touraine, featuring Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, and Amboise, among other subjects.
There are several dozen full 50-minute episodes of "The 100 Places You Must See" here on YouTube. I'm glad people are uploading them. If you are learning French, or trying to keep your French language skills current.... well, you know what I think. Prenez le temps. Faites l'effort. And enjoy.