Friday, November 24, 2017

What a musical day.




The sound of singing draws me to the window. The Old Farmer can be seen walking back from the Belgian lady's house. He's wearing his brown cut off dressing gown jacket and is clearly very happy with life. No simmer frame today just the walking stick.


Two very affable dogs appear at the front gate. Sophie far from being territorial is keen to make their acquaintance.


Bob stands on his stump seat and whimpers with excitement. The dogs belong to the plumber who is installing a new kitchen in the house belonging to the matron of the Old Folks home. The plumber comes out onto the lane and hollers for the dogs to come back and join him. They go but cast longing glances back to Bob and Sophie. Perhaps tomorrow ?


Music for turbulent times. France Musique offers up this deeply unfashionable but very beautiful piece by Mendelssohn this morning . The flautists moment in the sun ? The Nazis banned it. : https://youtu.be/otcrnrQAwD8?t=1376





19 comments:

  1. What a wonderful start to the day: new friends for Bob and Sophie and a rather happy old Farmer. Now what on earth could have put a spring in his step I wonder.

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  2. The plumber's dogs look like fun guys. Why not let them in?
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS Gail would love to know which song the Old Farmer was singing.

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    1. It's getting rid of them again that keeps them locked out and our locked in !

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  3. Definitely a play date should be arranged.

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  4. Did the Old Farmer give you a review of the resto?
    It is so lovely that he and the Belgian Lady have each other.
    I ran into the equivalent couple of our village yesterday (literally--I was jogging and turned a corner and nearly knocked them over). They both were beaming and looked younger than when they got together about 6 or 8 years ago.

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  5. They do look like nice friendly dogs, so if Sophie is happy, she will probably insist you invite them in !
    Good for the Old Farmer and the Belgian lady.

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  6. I agree with Bertie, the plumbers dogs look like a fun and mischievous duo. I had thought Sophie was territorial and not so welcoming to new canine friends.

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    1. Sophie is usually hyper territorial. These twp dogs somehow don't trigger that response. There must be some logic in it.

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  7. I love the picture of the old farmer..and the cute dogs. Our youngest son brought his 3 French Bulldogs to visit for thanksgiving, Buster, Miss Pickles, and Winston. Miss Pickles let out what is called a “Frenchie Yodel”. I’ve never heard anything like it before! I imagine she and Sophie could have quite a duet.

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  8. Hari OM
    ...I think the logic is "they look fun"!!! However, having been the receiver of 'fun' dogs in my yard due to invitations from Jade Dog, I also appreciate how difficult it can be to remove the visitors. Sadly, my gate wasn't up to the standards of your delightful wrought iron. ... blissful music. YAM xx

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    1. You mean the metal gates with all the paint worn away by two sets of large furry paws ?

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    2. ...hehehe.. yes that one! I guess in a photo the difference in fabric is not always apparent! Yxx

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  9. How exciting to see the Old Farmer for the first time! To know he is happy makes me happy. And the two visiting dogs ... what an unexpected treat for Bob and Sophie. The music you selected was a balm for my soul this morning, thank you.

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    1. Glad you liked the music. France Musique with its off the wall choices is fast becoming my favourite station. Mendelssohn is deeply unfashionable but wrote such glorious harmonies.

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  10. That’s a really grand picture of the Old Farmer.
    The plumber’s dogs look very sweet.

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    1. I'm happy as well we got a picture of the Old Farmer; we should all be singing with spring in our steps!
      Those dogs do look very sweet! I know Mr Beau (aka Bozo) would Love to play with them.

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  11. ""The Old Farmer is dressing àla Julian Schnabel – "pajama dressing" and "bathrobe dressing". It's the only way to go and très chic. Oh those dogs. So wistful. So yearning. Especially the one on the left. How ever did you resist them?

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  12. So nice to see the Old Farmer walking so well. Such a natty gent.
    And such lovely music.

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