The sun will rise at 8:30 a.m. and set at 5:04 p.m. today here in Saint-Aignan. These are very short days. I'm tired of darkness at this point. At least it's not yet freezing cold outdoors.
We got a lot of rain on Saturday — more than half an inch (14 mm) — but we did see the sun yesterday (Sunday). And we're supposed to see it again today. That's a relief.
I know, I shouldn't complain. Look at what's happening in North Carolina, my home state in the U.S., right now. At least two people who occasionally comment on this blog must be looking out on more than a foot of snow. And they might get a layer of pure ice from freezing rain before the storm ends.
The weather situation is why I'm enjoying looking back to our time out on the Atlantic coast in October. I'll say again how lucky we were to have a week of blue skies and sunshine. The photos here are ones I took on the Sunday and Monday of our week-long trip.
Pretty soon, I'll start posting some photos of the beaches, rocks, and houses of the Île de Noirmoutier. We went there on Wednesday 10/24 and it was again a beautiful day. You could have mistaken it for a fine summer day if you hadn't looked at a calendar.
oh yea we got beaucoup snow here in western NC.....14-18 around here....more than I've ever seen come down i think....will not be leaving the house for some days...enjoy your mild weather!! (at least we have kept power so far)ReplyDelete
I'm glad you are not in the dark,and I hope you have heat.Delete
My brother and I grew up in NC - Charlotte. He just recently decided to move to South Carolina .. my dream used to be to live up near Asheville .. That was before I lived in NY and learned what s n o w really means gggaaa!ReplyDelete
I learned about snow when I lived in Champaign-Urbana IL. I'm not sure I could stand the summertime heat in Florida though.Delete
As I get older I'm more aware of the short days - we live 49 degrees north - but I have to remind myself that the other side of the coin is really long summer days. Can't imagine what life was like here in years before electric lights.ReplyDelete
We're on the 47 degrees north here. Still, the hours of daylight are short. Bon courage...Delete
I hate the cold, I will never get used to it!!! Cheers DianeReplyDelete
Here it doesn't really get too cold — not like Illinois where I lived or upstate NY where Walt comes from. It's really more the darkness that I find demoralizing.Delete
Just realized that I missed three days of blog posts! Super busy, and out of town this weekend, but back to enjoying the vacation posts. Woo hoo!ReplyDelete
North Carolina Piedmont here. About 10 inches of snow, with light freezing rain on top of it. No one is going much of anywhere for another day or so. Still, the power's on and the winds are calm now, and it's pretty as long as you don't have to drive in it or shovel it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the update. Sounds like it could be a lot worse than it turns out to be. Stay warm.Delete
The Piedmont got something more than a foot of snow, although rain at the end of the storm packed it down a bit. Starting to melt off during the day now. The UPS driver this afternoon said, "Don't drive anywhere if you don't have to." Missing my old cross-country skis.ReplyDelete
For the darkness, I use a "happy lamp", which mimics sunlight, for about half an hour or so daily. Recommended.