|Amazing sunset one night, the color had faded by the time|
I grabbed my camera and took this photo. It was the talk of
the town the next couple of days
Traditional greetings for the new year here in France continue just to the first part of Feb.
I know that this is the January Blog and it is now Feb 1st! Somehow in this brain of mine, I thought that Saturday was the 31st of January. Surprised somewhat when I saw the date on the paper this morning...so it goes!
Nothing exciting this month, it is winter and everything is slow. After the holiday break, pottery and photo club have started again.
We have not had a typical cold January. Roses, magnolias, and other plants are showing buds. Weather has been in the 40's and sometimes 50's during the month. Newspaper said the other day that it was March in January. Many plants (grape vines included) need a few days below freezing. So will we have winter during this month of Feb?
|Imagine the crowd!|
This Monday the wallpaper people come to hang the new wallpaper in the living/dining room. Yeah! But before that can happen we have to clear everything out of the way! Ah yes, I guess spring cleaning starts now.
Went for a couple of walks, as always. Marie T took me to the Creux Tombain. Interesting color. It is like a spring, but it is actually an opening to the water table below.
|Creux Tombain - incredible water color|
|Flipper checking the trail|
|Oh yes, we had to cross over...this is JANUARY!|
Always an adventure
|Château in Gevrey-Chambertin|
|Flowers in January!!! (not garden flowers)|
|Clos de St Jacques (vineyards west side of Gevrey)|
|Time of year to cut the vines back and burn the cuttings! oh the smoke|
|More cutting and burning...Gevrey smog|
|And you can see the fires from way up too.|
Just last week, we took another walk.
|Walk in the vineyards near Marey..this is part of the Hautes-Côtes|
Vines often are taller than those in Gevrey
|More tall vines--côtes|
|Never know who you will meet when out for a walk|
|Or what you will find in a village when you walk through it|
Bit tight on the schedule, so I am posting a recipe by Nigella Lawson. It is a chocolate/coffee fruit cake- for the holiday season. It is rich and scrumptious! Really a must try! Not the fruit cake of old.