The overnight rain ended at about 8 a.m. yesterday, well before the sun came up. I waited until sunrise to go out with the dog for our morning walk, and I took my camera with me. This slideshow will give you an idea what the vineyard looks like in mid-December — a lot of rain has fallen over the past three months, and weather reports show rain continuing over the next four or five days at least. Luckily, there are some breaks between weather fronts moving in off the Atlantic and sweeping across the Loire Valley.
One piece of news today: it's my friend CHM's birthday. He's turning 95, and congratulations to him for achieving that milestone. He's in the U.S. for the winter, so we won't be able to celebrate his birthday together. Bon anniversaire, mon vieux !