It’s winter in the south of France
The shepherd called it, he said winter would arrive on Tuesday, and it did. In case we didn’t get it, nature decided to demonstrate the variety of winter weather available. In the course of the day it snowed, sleeted, hailed, rained, was sunny, and was very windy.
It doesn’t snow here very often except in the mountains and it never lasts. We get the pristine beauty of new snow and don’t have to live with dirty old snow. It makes it much easier to appreciate the beauty of a snow scape.
When I left Domneuve on Wednesday morning there was snow in the vines. It was gone by the time I got back last night.
In Cuxac-Cabardes there was a lot more snow but it’s in the Montagne Noire and gets does tend to get snow in the winter. Still, the sun was out and a lot of the snow had melted by lunchtime.
This is still my favourite view of the Aude – just outside of Monze – even with snow.
Now, if only I can get the cats to like snow …