Our (brief) winter wonderland

When our friend Rosemary came to our house this morning to exercise with Jan, she travelled by dog sled. This afternoon, I’ve made a booking to have snow tires put on my car. And I think lunch will be late today, because Jan is so busy with her 8-foot-tall snowman.

Okay, I’m kidding.

But we did get a smattering of snow overnight, and some of it actually stuck. I think this is the first “measurable” snowfall since the winter of 2011-12. In any case, here are just a couple of photos — “snow-tos,” if you will — to provide the evidence.

I’ll begin with a photo showing the thin layer of snow on the village church’s roof and bell tower:

The view from our front door.

And here’s a look into the back yard of one of our neighbours:

Looking over a snow-sprinkled hedge of ivy.

I’m pretty certain this winter wonderland won’t last long. Already, in late morning as I write this, the snow on the road has melted away. And with the temperature this afternoon skyrocketing to 2 degrees Celsius (almost 36 degrees American), I think we can say goodbye to the white stuff, at least for now.

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7 Responses to Our (brief) winter wonderland

  1. Karen says:

    At least it lasted longer than our “snow” in January of 1977. Hasn’t happened since..

  2. Helenwrites says:

    Here in SE UK we’ve had two brief bouts of similarly sparse snow since the beginning of the year. I guess we have to appreciate it while it lasts … which in our case has been a couple of hours!

  3. Leila says:

    Just discovered your blog while searching all things Daglan. My husband is French and we are hoping to buy a second home in the area, an almost impossible feat during Covid times. However your blog has inspired me, sun and good food needed now more than ever.

    • loren24250 says:

      Welcome to Radio Free Daglan, and what I gleefully call the Greater Daglan Area (that is, most of France). Our immediate neighbours (English) just sold their home to a French couple, so I know that sales can be done. But yes, it’s tough with the travel restrictions. Best of luck!

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