Friday, January 08, 2010

Alerte orange

Will my village look like this tomorrow morning...

...or like this?

With an "alerte orange" announced for a whole lot of French départements, I'm expecting plenty of snowy blogs this weekend. According to Météo France, the orange part of France below needs to be "very vigilant" about snow and black ice for at least the next 24 hours:

That's an awful lot of France, despite the tiny picture that I don't feel like resizing.

Say no more, say no more! If I'm lucky, I can blog about the snow all weekend!


Loulou said...

Oh my! Stay warm and make some vin chaud.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! that looks pretty snowy!!! all we have in good ol' Olympia is rain, rain and more rain. I will look forward to more about this snow in Rodez and Gages!!
BTW, Congratulations to France1 I hear that for the 5th year in a row , France is the best place in the world to live!! We are ninth--and I am not surprised!!

I don't know who the voters were, but MSNBC announced it on HARDBALL with Chris Mathews yesterday. I was happy for all of France and especially for the Jouanneteaus.

Love from an old acquaintance in Olympia.!!!

tut-tut said...

Exactly! good job.

Claudine said...

looks fantastic to me, and I think I need to live in that village... just rain here. I know that is a big suprise for the Pacific NW

Tinsie said...

We've been on orange alert on and off for the last four weeks. It's surreal. There's loads of the white stuff still around, even though the last snow shower was almost 3 days ago. It's an ice age :-)

Betty C. said...

Loulou -- Don't care for vin chaud, but am doing my best to get warm. I did venture out to Rodez this morning.

Anonymous -- Now I know who you are, tee hee!

Claudine -- Well my daughter spent last year in the PNW and got treated to a pretty huge snowfall at Christmas -- ahve you forgotten?

Tinsie -- I've been hearing about the snow in Great Britain. I know it's not usual. I bet London is pretty in the snow, though.

Tinsie said...

Very pretty, although it doesn't stay on the ground long in the city centre. We've had plenty where I live, and there's still some on the pavements and gardens almost a week after the last snow shower. I love it, it reminds me of home :-)