Wet weather

sunshine-posterIt’s questionable whether picture postcards or political manifestos tell bigger lies.  But the idea that there is “sun all the year” on the Cote d’Azur is manifestly untrue. Actually, given our water shortage, most people wish the sun didn’t shine so much. Anyway, we had a very wet week recently, which coincided with us being up at Courmettes with a visiting Oxford academic.

 

So here is some photographic evidence of the weather…..

 

The clouds were down and you couldn't even see the lawn in front of the building

The clouds were down and you barely see the lawn in front of the main building

It's not that we meant to have a romantic candlelit dinner, but the storm had knocked the electricity off

It’s not that we meant to have a candlelit dinner, but the storm had cut the electricity

In the heaviest rain, water flows down the terraces and floods all the paths

In the heaviest rain, the terraces turned into waterfalls and every path became a stream.

Here's the path to the lower building...

Here’s the path to the lower building.

After the storm, but still cloudy, looking towards Nice

After the storm, but still cloudy, looking towards Nice

This picture was taken above the Gorge du Loup

This picture was taken above the Gorge du Loup…..

and this is what the River Loup looked like the day after the rain

and this was taken at the bottom. The River Loup in flood the day after the rain ended.

The Florieye at Taradeau was full of muddy water

Meanwhile back at Taradeau our little river Florieye was full of muddy water

Despite one or two feeble attempts at rain, the weather since has returned to being settled, sunny and dry and we’ve even had some frosts. But it does at last feel like winter.

From our house, early one morning

From our house, early one morning

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3 Responses to Wet weather

  1. Dot says:

    Great to see the atmospheric photos of wet weather ! Thanks. Dot

  2. Elizabeth Catherwood says:

    And to think of all you said about Wales !!

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  3. Jaume says:

    Dear Chris and Alison,

    Welcome to the Mediterranean!

    Jaume.

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