Shaking off the winter blues

The sun has finally made an appearance in Melbourne, Australia, after a winter that doesn’t seem to want to end. Melburnians might often say that it’s “freezing” but in reality the temperature here is really very mild.

Nevertheless, I would rather be experiencing the European winter where the snow makes everything look so pretty…

Snow in Argenton sur Creuse

and yet blue sky and sunshine are never far away.

Snow in Argenton sur Creuse

And in a town the size of Argenton sur Creuse, France, the roads get cleared regularly so you are never house-bound.

Snow in Argenton sur Creuse

Snow in Argenton sur Creuse

Not that we ever were – at every opportunity we would be off, trudging through the snow, taking photos, and I’m sure the neighbours thought that we were quite crazy.

Snow in Argenton sur Creuse

Snow in Argenton sur Creuse

Apparently global warming equals Mediterranean cooling, so winters in Argenton sur Creuse are sure to produce snow more regularly.

Snow in Argenton sur Creuse

And that’s fine with us – now that we’ve got our central heating fixed, but I will tell you all about that in my next post.

About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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3 Responses to Shaking off the winter blues

  1. As the days are getting shorter (we lost our summer time yesterday), I am starting to feel miserable about the coming winter. But it’s true that when it snows, it’s beautiful! And you probably have more blue sky in Argenton-sur-Creuse than we do in either Paris or Blois.

  2. Nola, happy to hear you enjoy the beauty of the winter wonderland that surrounds your lovely French Village, much like ours In the Beaver Valley. Nothing lovelier than putting on a fire, snuggling under warm covers with a glass of vino in hand, with no where to go….but the serenity of your srroundings. Our Winter wonderland is fast approaching….
    As usual, your post is fabulous, as are your pics…Beaver Valley, anyone?

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