Après la pluie, le beau temps

imageThis week Blizzard Juno battered New England. The school where I work has only closed for snow three times in the last fifty years – and two of those closings were this week. Just under three feet of snow fell in the course of 24 hours. I expected that the French news would cover every detail of Stormzilla – but no! All they said was that the estimates of the anticipated snowfall in New York had not materialized. Humph.

imageToday there were blue skies, all the better to enjoy the sparkling mountains of snow. It reminded me of the French expression, après la pluie, le beau temps (ap-reh lah ploo-ee, luh bow tohm), which means “after the rain, the good weather.” The idea is that nothing is permanent, especially not our troubles. I’m glad that good weather follows snow, too.

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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4 Responses to Après la pluie, le beau temps

  1. qcb101 says:

    Wow… amazing! (but quite nice looking). I guess enjoy it while it’s here… great for doing winter sports (x-country skiing, snow shoeing & the works)… after all it will all be gone in a few short weeks. What a great opportunity for a whole host of related new French vocabulary & expression learning in class 😉

  2. Carol Vincent says:

    These daily posts are such a please…merci!


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