Thursday, January 4, 2018

Dismember.


Sophie returns from her early morning tour of the orchard. I ask about her paws. She ignores me.

'Get your home ready for Spring' says the sign in the garden centre. A truly frightening mannequin stands at the centre of a display that also includes a dark green roller bin and a fibreglass object that may or may not be a piece of sculpture. It might also be a very fancy hosepipe reel.


The mannequin has that ''  I dismember my neighbours '' look.

What is it the French spray on their gardens that could possibly justify dressing like this ?




12 comments:

  1. Looks more like the mannequin is preparing for chemical warfare.

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  2. I agree with Bertie. How did the garden centre find out about the timing? Maybe from a mole?

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  3. I am with Bertie on this. Mlle Sophie has been mole hunting perhaps?

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  4. Heard of Spring cleaning....but a bio-haz suit and gasmask?

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  5. It looks like something you'd wear after the Apocalypse ! Then again, is this the latest fashion trend in deepest France profonde?

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  6. Hari OM
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh. Okay that was over-dramatic. But it fit the bill... YAM xx

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  7. Agree, Angus! Is there a "BIG button" nearby?

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  8. "Family Gardener Meets Dow Chemical"? That mannequin has significant side-eye and looks quite nervous.

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  9. When I think of French Gardening, I picture a chic woman in a sundress carrying a basket of roses..This looks like WW 2 . All that’s missing is a gas mask.

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  10. Unless everyone’s home is infested with ro-dants, and every square inch must be sprayed, then I think this armor is overkill. However, it would make a great Halloween costume, with endless possibilities for accessories.

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