Good Day, Sunshine.


It feels like this winter has been nothing but relentless rain and grey skies, dank and pretty grim really, but now that's changed. February sunshine brings warmth, you can feel it and these last couple of days have been perfect.


This time of year and the start of spring brings temperatures of an ever increasing diurnal  range - frost in the morning,  Tee shirt weather after lunch.


Clear days lie ahead though the forecast is for sharper cold though not long lived. A bit of the 'beast' from the east, the coldest weather always arrives on an easterly.



So we'll shiver this weekend, though the sunlight will make us squint.


Increasing daylength brings promise. The start of next week is light for fifteen minutes longer than today.


Roll on spring.


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  1. I hate you. It's 25 degrees F here and dropping.

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    1. Not as cold as you, but temperatures here take a plunge at the weekend all the same.

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    1. Thankyou. The light's beautiful in this weather.

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  3. Thanks for the tour. We still have snow in The Morvan. The rest of Burgundy is more springlike. We ventured out a couple of days ago around the Canal Nivernais. It looked similar to yours. When I lived in Wales we used to say the East wind was comings straight off the Urals! It was bitterly.

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    1. There's more snow on the way for some. Winter's last hurrah. We may get flurries in this corner of the southwest but it'll be brief.

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  4. Thank you for all the photos. I have never been there, and never will get to be. Beautiful place!

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  5. The sun shining on that golden rock imparts such warmth and beauty.

    It's evident spring is around the corner here too. Light until 6:30 pm last night.

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    1. Energy levels are rising as the days grow longer. May Spring, spring.

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  6. Heard it's been very cold in Paris this winter. Glad you have some sunshine.

    We're ready for spring! (We'll won't return to Paris until September.)

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    1. Hi Freda

      This has been a wet and mild winter for the SW. Very few frosts although we're having a cold spell right now so there will be a run of frosty nights. Hopefully this is winter's last hurrah and we can welcome in spring.

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  7. LOVE all your photos - I've been to your area twice and am headed there again in September. It has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth! The first photo here - the collage - is great! Looking forward to seeing more! :-)

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    1. Hi Paige and thanks. September is a beautiful time to travel around here, I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time.

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  8. Rob, your pictures whisper 'spring'... The sky is wonderful... We'll be in France in May. Keep good weather for us please...

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  9. There's some potential for some real warmth at the begining of March looking at the longer range forecast. I hope spring's whisper will become a shout!

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  10. We really do need to visit more often - the Dordogne has a soft spot in our past travels.

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  11. Hello Rob, Your beautiful landscapes look so mild in comparison to our NE snow deep ones. I love all the warmth of stone found everywhere there. I hope you get your shout and that spring brings you fresh vigor for all the work you have going there in your paradise. Honestly, these word identifications are so hard . . . hope it works this time or I am giving up again.

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    1. Hi Carol. I think we have some warmth returning at the weekend. We actually had a smattering of snow this morning - kid's stuff compared to the northeast US I know.

      Sorry about the word ID. I do seem to get a lot of spam without it so am a bit concerned whether to ditch it or not.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful! Great tour, I love the photos!

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  13. Such beautiful photos, Rob. I love being reminded of beauty outside of my own surroundings. There's something so quaint about your area. So rich with history, unlike the suburbs of VA, where I live!

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    1. Thanks Jan. I can't totally agree with you. Karen and I love the history in the States. We spent time in Miami building up photo albums of the wonderful art deco buildings. We stayed at the Raleigh hotel on Collins - beautiful.



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  14. Lovely blog. I don't think I'd care what the weather was like in France. A dismal day in England and a dismal day in France. Which would I choose? Give me une minute...

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    1. Hi Philip. Thanks. It's turned mild here now, up to 18C tomorrow but there's a howling wind!

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