03 January 2016

“Rain is coming”

We're going into a rainy period now, and temperatures are supposed to drop. That'll be good weather for eating more of those white lingot beans. I might have to take another couple of duck legs out of the dish of congealed fat to have again as an accompaniment. Yesterday, for a change, we made a chicken Caesar salad for lunch, and boy was it good. I didn't take photos...

As a change from all the "food porn" here are a few vineyard sunrise photos that I took at the very end of 2015.


I took the first and third shots as I began the walk one morning at about 8:30 — in other words, before actual sunrise, in low light conditions.


The shot above is one I took as I was getting back home, so the sun was up. I like the rows of tall poplar trees on our neighbor's property.


A groggy Walt (he says he didn't sleep well) just called out to tell me that "rain is coming." A front is moving in off the Atlantic, bringing significant rain to the British Isles and to northern parts of France. I hope it doesn't start falling before I can take Callie out into the vineyard for this morning's walk, but I don't want to go out much before sun-up, which is still a good hour away.

12 comments:

Gosia k said...

The sky is amazing

Andrew said...

I love rows of poplars. I recall seeing many in New Zealand but poplars are a bit of pest species here I think. They grow too well, love water so are often found near water ways and sucker everywhere.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

lovely. is that frost between the rows?

NotesFromAbroad said...

Wonderful .. like a great watercolor, the dark stark bare trees against that color of sky.

Evelyn said...

Beautiful end of year photos. I hope you beat the rain. Bon Dimanche.

Seine Judeet (Judith) said...

What Evelyn said :)

Jean said...

It rained here in Derbyshire all day today, creating mini floods - huge puddles across the road, difficult to negotiate unless you can follow another car that tests how deep it is. Yuk.
Lovely photos.

The Beaver said...

I forgot to mention about the death of Michel Delpech. I remembered your posts in January 2011:

http://ckenb.blogspot.ca/2011/01/loir-et-cher-song-by-michel-delpech.html

Ken Broadhurst said...

Thanks, N. They are playing a lot of Michel Delpech songs on Télématin this morning. I grew up, in a way, listening to his songs in the early 1970s.

Here's that link live. I notice in that post that one of the video clips I included doesn't work any more, but the other one does.

Did I already say happy new year to you and Y.?

Ken Broadhurst said...

Sounds miserable. The weather here yesterday wasn't nice but it wasn't all that bad either.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Clicking the Like button.

Ken Broadhurst said...

It is frost. We've had a few, but too few, chilly mornings. Happy New Year.