Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Mardi Meteo

24ºC (75ºF)

Hello beautiful day!

We've had an interesting cycle occurring in the past week or so.  Mornings are warm and soft.  The air almost has a viscosity to it - something different from humidity - that makes it feel as though it is wrapping around me as I walk through the market or down a little rue.  Then in the afternoons, the light becomes grey and cool.  A breeze moves silvery wisps of clouds into a dark mass in the north and the resulting bruised and towering heap becomes the source of our afernoon thunderstorms.  Buckets of rain fall quickly and with tremendous force, catching people off-guard day after day.  More fun to watch from inside, believe me.

As quickly as it begins, it ends.  The sun peeks out in shimmering rays and reveals the recently-tossed diamonds in the shallow puddles between the cobbles in the old streets.

I expect today will be no different.  This is one of the ways spring shows up in this little corner of the world. 

And you?  What's shakin' in your corner?

Bonne journée à tous!



Franka said...

Today it was very cold!

And when I've been in Aix en Provence afew days ago, there it was very wind and many people had an allergy. Me too!


la fourchette said...

Franka, welcome home! Yes, the wind last week was bad. This is the worst season for pollen. Even Bodhi was cacking on this walks last week as those little poufs of stuff get in his throat being so low to the ground as he is. Today, mild and lovely. You'll have to come back!


donna said...

well....we are frying here in Orange Co. Ca. ........it's 1 PM and 92 degrees F........although i can only say i love it...because that's the truth....i love the heat.....lived in Phoenix years ago.....now that's real HEAT.....

Anonymous said...


Today was a lovely day...sunny, a bit chilly this morning 43 degrees but hit 70 by afternoon. Sunday and Monday were cold and rainy with Monday being the worst! We had heavy rain ALL day until around 5:00 p.m. and temperature in the high 30's at night. But, a warm-up is coming and a nice week/weekend in store for us here in Dallas.


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