The wind has flattened an area of wheat. Sophie finds this intriguing. She looks out for small fluttery things to chase but she's out of luck. Instead Sophie plays. Tearing off through the wheat, squeaking with joy, imagining she's the most fearsome dog in the world . Perhaps this is why humans and dogs have interacted for so long.That ability to lose yourself in the moment. We've lost it. Dogs retain it.
It's a national holiday here in France. A red SUV parks by the churchyard wall. A man in a leather cowboy hat gets out and gesticulates towards two cars who have parked on the grass in front of the war memorial. ' Come over here. You'll be in the shade ' he shouts. They park on either side of him. A group of ladies and gentlemen of a certain age get out and wander over to look at the creaking statue. They linger briefly before heading over to the low wall around the Salle de Fetes to have lunch. The ladies of a certain age set out rugs and bustle around . The men folk stand , arms folded, watching them. Sophie, who can smell sandwiches a mile off, has to be 'encouraged' not to rush over . A crate of beer emerges from the back of the red SUV. The sound of laughter carries across the village green.
Down in the valley another old farmer has sold his farm to a large conglomerate. Over the space of a week all the hedges have been ripped out. In the distance a solitary tractor ploughs a field the size of South Dakota.
Bob helps with the gardening.
Then a gentle reminder that it's time to Throw The Furry Fox.
And here's an article that explains why Obama became involved in the Brexit referendum. https://geopoliticalfutures.com/obama-and-the-european-union/