Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Another sunrise

This is last Sunday's sunrise. It may have been the last time we saw clouds. The current heat wave and its high pressure have swept the skies clean. Clouds, and some precipitation, are expected to return over the coming weekend. We still have two days of hot to contend with.

Looking northeasterly toward our hamlet as the sun rose last Sunday.

Mind you, it's not so bad here where we live. The real heat is bearing down on the southern regions in a broad swath that stretches between the Pyrénées and the Alps. The Rhône valley is particularly affected, according to the weather people.


  1. The weather people aren’t wrong! Here in the Diois it’s crazy hot - the hottest it’s been in the 10 years we’ve lived here. Fortunately though here in Châtillon, at around 600m, we’ve managed to avoid hitting 40c. We can’t wait for the promised weekend chill! And my figs are being eaten by maybe mice or squirrels! Haha.

  2. Oh, my, what a photo!
    This heat is crazy.

  3. Gorgeous picture, Walt!

  4. Jan from Perth23 August, 2023 13:31

    Oops, that was Jan from Perth ;-)!

  5. Gorgeous photo, Walt!

  6. mitch, :)

    jane, wow. Our second crop of figs are the size of marbles.

    judy, today's high should be the last hot one for a while. Fingers crossed!

    jan, thanks!

    bettyann, :)

    mary, :)


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