Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mother Nature — or Agent Orange?

I can confirm that it’s now getting pretty cold at night in the Greater Daglan Area, and it stays cold for most of the morning. Today my wife Jan was heading out in her car and realized she couldn’t see … Continue reading

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Chop chop!

Exactly a year ago, in a post called “Pruned it? Nearly wrecked it!,” I showed how the plane trees in the Greater Daglan Area were being savagely cut back. Well, the cutters are back in action this fall. Let’s start … Continue reading

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Jack Frost and Mr. Sunshine

The seasonal changeover is under way, big time. Our days in the Greater Daglan Area are sunny and bright, with temperatures reaching into the pleasantly warm 20s (Celsius, of course) in the afternoon. But the temperature drops sharply as night … Continue reading

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The fall of 2011

It’s just started raining — but no one here is crying. We’ve had virtually no rain for weeks and weeks, and the fields and forests and farms have been drying out. Yesterday (Wednesday) was another typically beautiful (and dry) autumn … Continue reading

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A well-decorated town

Belvès is one of our favourite destinations in the Greater Daglan Area, and it seems as if we visit there every few weeks — either by car or bike. Well, evidently we’ve haven’t been visiting as often as we had … Continue reading

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