Around Town, Volume V. In the Loire Valley this fall, we experienced the best weather they’ve had in over 50 years. There was next to no rain, the temps were hovering in the high teens to low twenties for much of October and on to mid-November. It was amazing!
However, I will admit, this kind of strange warm weather really kind of freaks me out on the larger scale. It seems to be happening all over western Europe, and much of North America as well. Parts of Canada and the US that are usually blanketed in snow and freezing temps for much of the winter are experiencing record highs and a December devoid of snow so far! Unheard of. Let’s hope this new agreement from COP21 will start us all on making some significant global progress to fight global warming. Anyhow, I digress. Back to Loches…
Besides the unseasonably warm weather, we have had a few foggy chilly mornings and evenings of late. As a kid, I remember falling asleep to the sound of foghorns on the ocean nearby. I have always loved a good foggy day, so I’ve been rather enjoying it.
Despite my feelings about the strange weather, I must say we have been really taking advantage of it. We’ve spent a lot of time this fall exploring châteaux, hanging out and playing outside, walking in the forest, and generally enjoying life. Watching soccer games on a Saturday afternoon is also rather pleasant in warm sunshine, instead of the cold and rain! Enough about the weather. Here are a few more pics from late October until late November.