Tag Archives: Céou River

From beauty spot to barren plot

Several weeks ago, a pretty fierce storm blew through the Greater Daglan Area, knocking down several trees. (Walnut trees seem to be the most frequent victims of high winds here, as their root systems are surprisingly shallow.) Unfortunately, some of … Continue reading

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How dry we are …

Rain obviously plays a critical role in the Greater Daglan Area, not only watering our many forests and fields of corn, sunflowers, tobacco and walnut trees, but also feeding our creeks and rivers. But it’s not exactly Mr. Dependable. This … Continue reading

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Some April activities and antics

It’s not really warm here yet, but neither is it cold. So the number of activities seems to be picking up throughout the Greater Daglan Area, the GDA. Here’s a look at some of them. Yesterday (Saturday) was the 40th running … Continue reading

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Stormy weather

It’s gray and rainy as I write this — quelle surprise! Actually, it’s been pretty much gray and rainy since 2016 began, and all the water is having an impact on the Greater Daglan Area. Yesterday we got it with … Continue reading

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Glimpses of autumn

The transition to November has been smooth and beautiful, because the weather yesterday (November 1) was as sunny and warm as it’s been for pretty much all of October. In this brief posting,  I’m just going to offer a few … Continue reading

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More on the water front

It is raining here in Daglan, quite heavily, this afternoon. It was raining here this morning. But some time before noon today, the rain stopped for an hour or two and the sun appeared — so I made my escape … Continue reading

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A day to savour — and save

Today has been one of those days I wish I could capture in a bottle, so I could spoon out bits of it over the coming year. Here’s why: Breakfast was a perfect French treat — a warm croissant and … Continue reading

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