|Thomas Hand, A Winter Scene 1796.|
In Provence and Languedoc a third of valuable olive trees were lost. Of the surviving trees many were thought to be useless until they could repair themselves enough to grow fruit again, a process that had the potential to last two years if ever correcting itself.
|Group of Peasants in Winter|
I consulted The Weather Almanac and Meteorological and Rural Hand-book for 1865 just for fun, and learned the severity of the winter of 1788-9 did not reoccur for forty one years, the winter of 1829!