Sunday, January 11, 2015

Eleven years ago

The first January we spent in this house was in 2004. It snowed on New Year's Day. It wasn't much, but having just come from nearly eighteen years in San Francisco, it was a little exciting. It has snowed again several times since, but not in recent years.

A dusting of snow, January 2004.

Curiously, that first summer, 2003, was one of the hottest on record in France. We haven't seen heat like that since then. Now we're having a string of unusually warm winters (and not so great summers). I'd gladly take some cold and snow if it meant we'd have a nice warm (dare I say hot?) summer.

11 comments:

  1. At my place winters are becoming hotter and hotter. But is great.

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  2. Our winters too are warmer - but wetter. I'd prefer them colder, it's much nicer dog walking in the frost than the mud.

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  3. temps here yesterday 17--23F. and with a snow dusting similar to your pix.

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  4. Your house is so different now and much better adapted to the cold.

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  5. I love the light that snow gives- so pretty during the dark days of winter.

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  6. I'm enjoying our warmer summers, but find them kind of creepy. It's not supposed to be that way!
    Your house is a home.

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  7. That's such a pretty house, in any season. And it is so calm and peaceful, qualities the world needs just now.

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  8. Now that is just idyllic.

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  9. I don't know or forgot if your abode/maison has a name?

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    1. michael, yes: "Les bouleaux." It means "The birches."

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