Illinois was great but…

There’s no place like home. Even if I was born in a place that is as flat as Illinois and with a similar climate (well at least as far as the rain is concerned), there is no beating the 300 days of sunshine of my adoptive home in the Alps.

We don’t have any tornado warnings here, or winter storms or even much snow considering the altitude that we live at and I suppose that climatically speaking, weather conditions are a little dull compared to the meteorological excitement in St. Louis.

Tree in the Alps

But nothing can match the near certainty that most days the sun will rise and set in a perfect azure sky.

.Tree in the Alps

And if France had its own Sunshine State, then I’m pretty sure it would be here.

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9 Responses to Illinois was great but…

  1. Mary Alice says:

    It is always nice to get home after a trip isn’t it. Makes you appreciate home even more. I lived for three years in Nebraska and I can say that is some exciting weather they have out there in the Midwest. I don’t think I care to ever hear another tornado siren again!

  2. tut-tut says:

    I’m sure you’re glad you’re home . . . there’s nothing like traveling (and visiting a close relative, at least on my end) to be glad for the ordered chaos that is one’s own space.

  3. 300 days of sunshine? Now I know where my sunshine goes for the 300 days that I have grey skies and rain. Give it back I say!

    I can’t blame you for loving to live in such a beautiful place.

  4. Heidi says:

    WELCOME HOME! I just spent a week in your adopted homeland – though a quite differently looking place than your pictures. They look amazing. 🙂


  5. meredith says:

    Welcome back to the sunshine state 🙂

  6. Oh, send some sunshine this way! We’ve had so many clouds lately…so gray.

    How’s the lamb selling?

  7. No matter where you roam, home is always best.

    The farmer and I are addicted to the flat Illinois landscapes. Unfortunately as we get older the weather is causing us difficulties.

    Glad you could visit Illinois.

    – Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

  8. Kathleen says:

    Welcome home! The photos of the tree are lovely. I love a bare tree sillouetted against the sky…..And all that sunshine. I have no idea what it is like to experience blue skies all the time. I live in Grays Harbor, and while it wasn’t named for the weather, it is “right on.” A sunny, blue-sky day is a rarity. No wonder we’re all grumbly and grouchy here! LOL!

  9. expatraveler says:

    I’d agree seeing that I used to live nearby.

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