Sunday, May 7, 2017

If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining.


Start of day pandemonium as the PONs get ready for their morning walk. Sophie is incensed with the collar doves nesting in the rafters of the barn. She gives them one of her throaty 'eighty a day' barks. They are unimpressed. She glares and adopts her ' If it's endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining ' pose.


Bob has a slightly lopsided expression. He's slept on his side and the fur has yet to regain its full ' free form' state.


Sophie's bionic knees are in fine form as is Bobs shoulder. We walk the long way down to the stream along the track that leads past the little 12th century chapel. The roadside verges a riot of summer flowers. Not that the flowers interest the PONs. They're in search of badger droppings. On our way back we chat to the mayors wife who is opening up the town hall for todays voting in the Presidential elections. The outcome is not in doubt but it will be interesting to see how many of the farmers vote for the extreme right.


Onto the little market town for croissants. They've installed new Miroesque stainless steel street sculptures on the recently pedestrianized shopping street. Bob is greatly taken with these. They are 'dethreated'.


On our way home we detour to the iris farm for some tubers to replace the wild irises the builders drove over.


The wild blue ones, which grow in all the verges, are a joy.


Some of the 'blousy' hybrids less so.

I've forgotten cash and the man doesn't take cards. We'll return tomorrow.

Just another Sunday morning in deepest, deepest France profonde.

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  1. Looks like it could be a best day ever. What more could you want than a lovely day, 2 adorable dogs, beautiful flowers and an election for that extra interest

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  2. We love the title and contents of your blog post today. Wishing all at the ROFH the best day ever!

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  3. The blue irises are indeed a gorgeous rich colour.
    But this business of 'enduring'. Is Sophie turning into a Scottish Presbyterian?

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    1. Sophie comes from the 'wild' side of the Presbyterian spectrum.

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  5. The flowers are lively and it looks like the fine weather is settling.

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  6. I hope the French election holds no surprises. I'm still recovering from ours.

    The iris are lovely, and a favorite along with peonies that will be in bloom here in a couple of weeks. I hardly ever carry cash these days - There is so much less to remember when I do.

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  7. What a beautiful walk to the old Chapel, on a perfect day, when we hope that all is right with the world. Good for Bob dethreating those sculptures - they look just like funky chickens to me !
    We wonder if the French election will hold the same shock result that Brexit and the US elections have? You can never really rely on the outcome of anything these days.
    There used to be a lovely Iris gardens near here, but the owners relocated to France.

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  8. The colors of the iris are so bright and cheery. Hoping that French election results are also cheery.
    Is Sophie's ID tag three-dimensional? It looks as if she's wearing a locket.

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    1. Sophie is a bit of a wanderer. The green 'locket' is a small LED bulb that lights up when it gets pitch dark. This way I can find her in the orchard if she's gone off on one of her post dinner saunters.

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    2. We have an illuminated collar for our Lab.- it has various programmes - flashes fast, slow, static, or "running". Very useful on our pre-dawn walks in the height of summer.

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    3. Our Goldendoodle Lola is white. She wears her collar light at dusk as well as lit during daylight hours in snow because she is so hard to see. Pam in NH

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  9. What splendid pictures! I prefer the pure joyous colors of the field poppies and blue iris, not the garish color combinations that seem to be in favor.

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  10. I see that the French election has been called for Le Monsieur. Thank goodness the French were not fooled by the Wiki/Putin shenanigans like the GOP and some other Americans were. Colbert wasn't wrong, just crude. Trump is wrong and crude.
    Looks like it will continue to be Bob's Country!
    BTW, I buy my collar lights on ebay. They are 8 count for US $7.95. I give them to all the neighborhood dogs :-) The replacement batteries can be gotten cheaply there as well compared to the local store.
    Pam in NH

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  11. I just came inside and saw the results. Congratulations!

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  12. Just listening to the results...congrats on Macron.

    We're being told Australia will be a cashless society in the near future...cardless, too. Just need the phone.

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  13. Those flowers!! So incredibly beautiful. As are the 2 PONs (but that goes without saying). :)

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