I remember being so thrilled to be back in Le Grand-Pressigny in April, after an absence of sixteen weeks. They were very long weeks. ~ it was a very bad winter last year.
I just can’t wait to see those Loire Valley blue skies and fluffy clouds again.
I am happy that the shortest day is now behind us ~ although I usually notice very little improvement in the length of the days until well into January. I always feel we have turned the corner once I am driving home from work in daylight, some time in the middle of February.
One of our favourite views in the village ~ always pretty at any time of year but especially nice in spring.
With the worst of the winter weather yet to come, I find great pleasure in reminding myself of what it was like in our little corner of France last spring.
The village square looks so inviting in the spring sunshine.
Curiously, today it is unbelievably mild ~ 13°C according to my car dashboard. It certainly felt like it ~ 12° warmer than it was only three days ago !! Long may the mild spell continue ~ any day without snow is very welcome at this time of year.
Lulu foraging amongst the spring flowers in our little garden.
All I can say is “so far, so good”. We haven’t been snowed in yet this winter. Christmas looks like being a mild one rather than a white one. That’s fine by me. It’s after Christmas that winter really starts to bite, I think.