Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dawn departure

sunrise

I know it’s highly unusual for me to post a photo taken before noon 8am, but we had a drive ahead to get Steph to Toulouse for her noon flight. It’s been pouring rain off and on all night, which may mean that our pond may start to rebuild its levels to those of pre-summer days.

On the way, I’ve made a short diversion so that she can see the magnificent profile of the chateau at Lavardens, and then an even smaller diversion through the centre of Gimont to show the great covered market square.

It’s been a great pleasure to host Steph for this nano-sabbatical, aside from the visits to new sights in the area, there has been a lot of time for talk over coffee, biscuits, cheese, wine and stacks of books. Last night we had some very clear sky before the rainclouds arrived, so I was able to show off the glory of the Milky Way overhead away from the light pollution of urban centres. Steph caught a shooting star while picking out Jupiter  through binoculars. I’m sure it will find its way into a future Fourlands novel with other experiences gained during her time with us.

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