We had a pretty afternoon yesterday, but chilly. It's colder this morning than it has been in a while — still not down to freezing but getting close. We've had a good bit of rain (about 1½", close to 40 mm, over the last six days), but I think it's over for the moment. For blog photos, I'm reaching back to find past January images in the archives.
The road up to La Renaudière, outside Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher — mid-January 2004
Sunrise through bare branches at La Renaudière — ten years ago today
La Renaudière is the hamlet — nine houses — that we live in, just 3 or 4 km from the market square in Saint-Aignan. The hamlet is on the edge of the Renaudière vineyard, which is mostly owned and tended to by the Domaine de la Renaudie winery crews. I think a family named Renaud used to live here and farm the land that is now planted in vines, but nobody I've talked to locally can confirm that.