Monday, April 08, 2013

The Saint-Aignan skyline

Sunday started out beautiful. I woke early and saw the crescent moon rising in the east (I was up before sunrise). Then the sun rose; the sky was clear but hazy. After a while I went over to the supermarket for a few things. I had taken my camera and decided to stop along the river to take some pictures.

The church and château at Saint-Aignan on the Cher River. It's where we call home.

After parking the car, I made my way along the quai and over the bridge to the island. Then I walked around a bit snapping photos. The sun was making a spectacle of the church and castle. Except for one guy walking his dog, I was the only other person out on the island. It was very nice and I'm glad I did it because by noon the clouds had rolled in again.

So Sunday afternoon, I threw caution to the (cold) wind and power-washed the deck. I'm not supposed to use noisy power tools on Sunday afternoons, but I decided to say "what the hey" and did it anyway. My closest neighbors are two doors down and they're indoors in front of their fire. And besides, I heard somebody else's noise over on the next road. And besides, again, it only took about half an hour. So now I can cross another chore off my list.

18 comments:

  1. That is a great shot Walt...
    love the archi-textures...
    it is also very reflective................

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  2. Fabulous photo! Beautiful light and reflections.

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  3. I love the shot Walt - lovely morning light.

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  4. Fantastic pic. It's cheered up a fairly grey day!

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  5. reminds me of a castle and its moat to stave off the offending hoards. what a lovely place to spend one's days!

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  6. Another gorgeous photo Walt. Thanks for sharing.

    Ron
    Retired in Delaware

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  7. What the hey, indeed! Good for you.

    Beautiful photo, Walt :)

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  8. It is unbelievable that the trees on the right side still don't have leaves on. It is a gorgeous, crisp shot!

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    1. Evelyn, the contrast is stunning, isn't it? And totally unplanned.

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  9. Did you have any time between chores to watch the Paris-Roubaix, l'enfer du Nord?

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    1. dean, no, I haven't watched. I saw that it was on, though. Crappy weather for that race, I'd say.

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  10. What a contrast we have today between your photo and Ken's lol! Beautiful photo, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  11. Another outstanding photo.

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  12. That is a fantabulous photo! To think you can enjoy that beautiful scenery every day...very lucky you are.
    Deck all power-washed too? Wow your list is getting shorter every day, although I'm sure you'll find more chores to add as you go along.
    There is an Excedrin ad on tv with a couple..the wife says "Hey you're going to wash the deck" and the husband says "Not wash, powerwash" and he attempts to use the power washer and he's hopeless. Here is the youtube link.
    http://youtu.be/npukqGAdgjg

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    1. virginac, yup, that's me. Except my deck is tile, not wood. And there was no furniture at the time. But yes. Power washed. It's a testosterone thing. :)

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  13. Wow, great photo. Imagine how great it would be to look out your front window (or from your balcon or patio) and see that scene every day!

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  14. Stunning
    It looks vaguely Indian

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