November 23, 2015

Wasted day?

Almost. But not quite. The snow early on disrupted my intention to get outside today and finish off the tool store. But I had to write an important letter and get it off to England, so I did that instead and then went off to Montignac to post it.

After I’d been into the post office, as I returned to my car in the car park opposite I noticed that the sun was catching the old part of Montignac on the other side of the Vézère in quite an attractive way. So for no other reason, I shot a few pics on my mobile phone and here are a couple of them.

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Only 4 more weeks and the nights will start drawing out again. I can’t wait…

November 23, 2015

There’s a surprise!

We expected another cold start this morning after sub-zero night-time temperatures but there was certainly no forecast of precipitation. So you can imagine my surprise early on when I looked out of the window and was greeted by the following sight.

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Snow! It seems that we’re enjoying temperatures two or three degrees below those in the south of England at the moment, which is quite unusual. And I don’t recall our getting snow this early in the year either in the 3½ years since I’ve lived in the Dordogne.

It’s just gone midday as I type this and although it’s still chilly outside, the snow has now all melted away. But I hope that it’s not a sign of things to come! Here’s a final, somewhat wintry shot of the Weedhopper under its cover in my back garden.

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