.... this morning, and the temperature dropped a little further over night, with a minimum of 14c. The sun will hopefully disperse the mist soon, and a bright day is forecast.
The damp summer and dry September seems to have suited the callistemon which has a crop of flowers at the moment. It has rather struggled to become established over the four or five years it's been in the garden, but it looks as though it might finally be making some progress at last.
The sunflower harvest is mostly gathered in now, and the light rain over night will hopefully have settled the dust which has been something of a feature over the past week or so.
... but a cloudless sky soon lifted the temperature and it peaked at 34c in the afternoon. David worked hard on the field, cutting down this year's growth - it's a big job but the end is in sight now. Hopefully one more day's effort should see it completed.
Today has also dawned bright, although there is some thin cloud about. It's a much milder morning, with over-night lows of 13c. It's forecast to be a hot day again, although winds turn to the north tomorrow and suggested temperatures take a bit of a dip to the mid 20s. After a most disappointing August, the fine settled weather has continued throughout September.
Following a mix-up with the order, the replacement of the conservatory roof has had to be postponed until after my forthcoming trip to Hong Kong. The delay is not really a problem, since the hail storm back in June only penetrated the outer layer of the panels, meaning the roof is still water tight.
By the time I had to pack up and make the evening meal, I'd managed to get the timing roughly back into place, so at least the image was now completely on the page, even if it wasn't properly centred. Today's challenge is to see if I can adjust the position further and return the image to the centre of the the page.
The meadow is still full of colour and the butterflies are plentiful in the warm sunshine we have today.
.... finally broke down into some storms over night, and although there is quite a bit of cloud around today, it remains warm and rather humid, with a prospect of further stormy periods over the next couple of days. Some sunny periods are lifting the temperatures nicely, though, and winds are from the south bringing warm air with them.
... today, as the late summer weather continues. The main focus of the day was a trip down to Angoulême to see the specialist regarding a small problem with one of my fingers. The decision was to try an injection to see if it will alleviate the problem or even fix it. It's currently pretty uncomfortable, but that will soon pass, hopefully.
A busy day tomorrow, with a trip to Nantes so that David can sit the last of his CCNP exams - it's a three hour journey each way, but there isn't a centre any nearer, unfortunately. As long as he passes it will be well worth the trip!
Yesterday turned out to be the warmest day we've had this summer, reaching 37.3c in the shade on our sun deck. The sky was clear all day and the pool reached 30.4c during the afternoon. Today has dawned bright, too, although the forecast suggests that there is a risk of a storm this afternoon.
I've spent quite a bit of time learning in more depth about website design over the last few days, but there's still a long way to go yet! The business site I've created has made some progress, I feel, but further work is needed to get it where I want it to be.
Have you sampled any of the live recordings of choral music featured on the Moments Musicaux page of the website?
Or there's a Christmas Carol selection available here.
Michel - just an ordinary guy, I guess. A musician by trade and into 'techy' things as 'relaxation'. Originally from the UK, but resident in France for 13 years.