I awoke this morning to the sound of radiators popping and snapping as the metal expanded. Hot water was flowing through them. In other words, the heat came on. It's chilly outside. And we got half an inch (12 mm) of rain yesterday afternoon. That's 12 liters of water on every square meter of ground. Our lot is 2300 square meters (half an acre), which means that 2300 x 12 liters = 27,600 liters of water — 7,300 gallons — fell on it!
The photo above shows you the view from the kitchen window just before I went out for the afternoon walk with Tasha yesterday. Oh well. Today is the last Saint de Glace ("ice saint") day on this year's calendar. It's not supposed to be as chilly outside tomorrow morning as today, but we are supposed to get more rain today and tomorrow. With any luck, we'll be able to set some plants out in the garden plot by the end of the week.
If I had waited half an hour longer yesterday to go out with the dog, she and I wouldn't have got so wet. The rain stopped just as we were getting back to the house. I snapped the sunset photo above a few minutes later.
By the way, Walt went to the outdoor food market in Saint-Aignan and got a kilo of local strawberries. And he used half of them to make the tart in the photo above yesterday afternoon. He made the crust from scratch, a batch of pastry cream, and then laid on the fresh strawberries, which he glazed with apricot jam. Wish you had been here...