Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Weekend In The Country

!! Snow !! First-time-ever!!! I couldn't believe it! We have never had snow in November in all the years I've lived in France. Soooo, exciting!

I was absolutely giddy, meanwhile, My-Reason-For-Living-In-France pointed out that could mean oh-oh, "slippery roads when you least expect it, sort of like those wet leaves you spun on -- in three death whirls [he actually said that, though not at the time] -- the other day. 

"Except ice is worse."

He forgets sometimes I grew up near Niagara Falls, NY, and the last place I lived in the States was in the country outside Manhattan. Although one morning I did slide right out of the driveway, across the road and into the woods in front of our house when leaving late one morning for the train into the city, which made me extra late of course. But, here's the best part, the car didn't hit a tree. To this day, I don't understand why. 

Back on subject: It snowed on Thursday and Friday in the country and for a couple of hours in Paris yesterday. That's where I was in case one or two of you were wondering. 

Chez nous it dusted a few leaves, but not the ground. When I saw the flakes drifting in the air I once again slooooowed down (didn't slam on my brakes), pulled in front of our gate and started snapping pictures. I hope you can see the huge, fat, wet beauties. 

I'm sure all of you who live in snow country do not understand my glee. 

Hope your weekend is as lovely as ours.

A demain.


materfamilias said...

We've just done a stint of November snow as well, although I can't say I was as giddy about it as you. It does make everything look very pretty though. Have a lovely weekend.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We are also cold and white but I do not enjoy it in the least! Have a good weekend., Diane

Duchesse said...

Snow is calming, cleansing, quieting- especially in the country. I love snow, though do not drive in it. (I grew up not that far from you, Northern Michigan.) Tonight, the first fire in the fireplace.

Belle de Ville said...

Tish, how wonderful to have snow in the country. We had a cold rain last week and now we have snow on the local mountians. The view of the snow capped peaks is Beautiful.

Marsi said...

Incroyable! It's been a year of wacky weather, hasn't it?


ida said...

Same here in the UK not usually snow in November!! Russia is sending it over'from Russia with love!!)

The hills around here look beautiful covered in snow,but we Brits are never organised for it!!!

Keep warm,and safe.Ida

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

It snows in Paris and Montreal and a number of other places but not here in and near New York...strange. But it's comin'. For sure.
Niagara Falls? the "lake effect" must have been having a grand time over there. But you have forgotten all that of course...I forget every year! So we might as well brace for our "winter wonderland". A bientot.

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello dear Tish,
how I wish we could be there, enjoying the snow...the quiet that comes with it..right now on this side of the world, we are cooling down with a swim, salads and lot's of icy drinks...xo Colette ~Afrique du Sud

metscan said...

Believe it or not, but the coastal part of Finland does not usually get snow and cold weather as early as November either. This is going to be a l o n g winter!
Way too long, at least for me.
I am happy for those of you, who got the snow, if you like it.

Lorrie said...

I'm dancing with you in the snow. We had an unusual bout of snow in November here on Vancouver Island. I loved it - it's rare and oh, so beautiful!

knitpurl said...

Can't believe you beat us with November snow. But so glad you are driving more cautiously. We have had cold, wind with 10 snowflakes. Sooner or later...

If I could, I'd be out of here and off to Phoenix until Spring.

(Art B.'s column was enjoyable. Received BLP's 4 lb. book from Amazon, it's a gem.) xoxo,C

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TISH!!! YES, I DO UNDERSTAND YOUR GLEE! And even though I live in Minnesota and lived in Boston, snow always whisks in magic at this time of year. In March, however, ice is problematic. BUT WITH A GREAT ATTITUDE and caution on the roads, one can enjoy it. SNOW IN PARIS? Oh how lovely.


Spiral Style said...

I just exchanged sand and sun for cold. I'm actually looking for some snow myself. Just makes the season seem perfect. Of course I'm sick of it by the middle of January.

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