Weather is not a topic that I thought would make an interesting blog post, because, although I grew up learning to love changes in weather, cloud formations, thunder storms and blizzards (my father had been a meteorologist), weather in Ferney-Voltaire has been what one expects it to be for the seasons. But these past few weeks have been way too rainy, and the past few days have seemed more like January than late April, with unrelenting rain, cold wind, and clouds hiding the Jura Mountains to the north and the Alps to the south. This morning, though, the clouds disappeared and the rain had vanished. The mountains emerged covered with snow, and they tower over fields flowering with yellow rapeseed blossoms that are ready for the late spring harvest. That’s why I’m writing about weather. There’s a new season here: Sprinter.
|Fields of springtime rapeseed flowers and snow on the Jura|
|The snow-covered Jura seen from a street in Ferney-Voltaire|