A few days ago, I said to Claude in response to a comment she left me that the weather in Tours and Saint-Aignan is less rainy than the weather in Paris in the winter. Well, I was wrong!
After I posted that comment, I checked the climate data on the MétéoFrance web site. Paris is slightly drier than the Touraine in the winter, and maybe a little drier year-round. Autant pour moi ! I blew it.
Be that as it may, this past Monday was a sunny, dry day here in Saint-Aignan. We relish those in December and January because they are few and far between. Tomorrow I'll probably post some pictures showing our more typical winter weather and skies.
I bet you can't wait. Je parie que vous ne pouvez pas attendre.
Because there are so many deer in this area, which is just on the south limit of the forested, game-rich Sologne region, many of the fields and vineyards are protected by electric fences. The slight electric charge they carry shocks foraging animals (and people — take my word for it) into changing their minds about getting past them to eat (or take pictures of) some barley, colza, sunflowers, or grapes.
The bad news about our trip by car out into the country is that Callie got car sick on the way home. I didn't hear or smell anything, but when I opened the back door to let her out I saw that she had thrown up on the floor of the back seat. Luckily, everything was on the rubber floor mat and nothing much ended up on the carpet. It was easy to clean up. But it was a setback for all concerned.
We'll have to try again on another nice day. One day or another, this dog will have to get comfortable with riding in the car.