Saturday, July 19, 2014
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
110 degrees and 100 kilometre an hour winds. The combine harvesters hard at work bringing in the crop. Chaff and dust drifting on the air. Bob is up early to bark at the farm machinery rumbling along the lane. Tractors with 'squeaky' trailers a particular source of irritation. Sophie, sensibly, continues her beauty sleep.
In a couple of weeks time ' Planet of the Apes ' comes to the cinema in the little market town. '' It's very intellectual " says the lady at the ticket booth.
Across the lane The Old Farmers Christmas star glows brilliantly away. He's been doing some rewiring of his 'informal' link to the salle des fetes electricity supply . He's now encountering difficulties with turning the star ( and the garland of multi-coloured lights that adorn his gutters ) off. A Texan house guests asks if the village is always this festive.