Monday, April 6, 2015
A conversation stopper.
Our first hot day of the year. The PON duo spend much of their morning rediscovering the cool spots in the garden. The grass, which had been carefully reseeded a month ago, looks parched. Closer examination shows that all the new grass seed has been eaten by the wrens that are nesting in the laurel hedge.
The Old Farmer wanders over to tell us about his trip to Paris in the venerable Ford Transit motor home. I ask him if he had difficulty finding somewhere to park . '' Oh no ! " he says. '' I have a lady friend who saves me a spot on Place de la Bourse ". The thought of a 1968 era motor home with non-matching chintz curtains and a plexi-glass rear window on the square outside the Stock Exchange is, literally, a conversation stopper.