Saturday, October 22, 2016

C'est tout grace.


Some mornings the sky is just so blue.....


.... and the air so clear


..... and the wind so soft. You just have to marvel at the purpose behind this perfect symmetry . The Very Old Farmer used to say that mornings like this were 'C'est tout grace'. It's all grace. A phrase which combines a countrymans practicality, philosophy and piety in equal measure. The essence of France profonde.


Then, as if there's any doubt that this is the best day ever, the PON boy runs through the fields, fishes inelegantly for minnows in the stream and finds malodorous excitement at every point of the compass. He is having a legs tangled joy overload.


His sister is busy destuffing a toy hog. The squeaker was the first thing to go. Removed and discarded in thirty seconds.

And that in short is the wonder and constant laughter of a dog owners life on a quiet Saturday morning.


11 comments:

  1. We think Sophie is letting you know what she thinks of being left behind....a huge raspberry.

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  2. It does look like a huge raspberry doesn't it ! Who can blame her on such a glorious day.

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  3. The Old Farmer was right, bless him.

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  4. Beautifully and elegantly expressed in pictures and prose. Thank you for such a lovely beginning to my day.

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  5. Ahhh, the Princess Diva. Looking well cared-for on this beautiful fall morning. She would probably disagree about the grace part, though.

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  6. C'est tous grace, indeed. If you squint your eyes and look carefully at the third picture, several fields over, I think that may be the Very Old Farmer on his tractor. :-)

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  7. Such a great post and your photos are beautiful! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  8. Such a great post and your photos are beautiful! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  9. Such a great post and your photos are beautiful! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  10. I love hearing about Bob running through the fields. His fishing expeditions always make me laugh! Sophie does seem to have toy deconstruction down to a fine and fast art.

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  11. A true reminder of the things we can learn from dogs!

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