Thursday, May 27, 2021

Wheat fields


'Good morning' from Sophie. She uses her non-verbal communication techniques  to make it abundantly plain  that it's a beautiful day outside and that Angus should get his skates on. The conversation with men in dark suits has gone on quite long enough !


We drive down to the valley for a long walk along the old Roman road while it's still cool. After a chill start to the year the heat is slowly starting to build. The presence of badger and fox canapes in the long grass keeps Sophie in an 'inquisitive' mood.
A farmer in a white van stops to say hello. He also solves the mystery of those circles in the sky we saw last week. According to his daughter, who works at the Airbus plant in Toulouse, the first test pilot for the company died at the age of 94 . For the duration of the funeral an Airbus plane circled over the ceremony as a tribute. Hence the circular contrails.


Something remarkable about the full moon last night. One of the joys of this part of France is the light that comes as the moon rises and the sun sets . For the briefest of moments the dying sun turns the  wheat field gold against the darkening sky. This is also the cue for the owls that perch in the plane trees along the lane to start their hooting.

13 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Having spent a goodly part of the night photographing the moon I lament that I have nothing quite to equal your morning shot! The poodle passenger is a delight to the eye... am not sure what point is being made with the map. We know OZ is BIG, as islands go, in single-country acreage. Most of it unliveable, unlike the majority of the comparison lands. And don't think the original occupants would consider that hotel 'spartan'! YAM xx

Lisa in Tokyo said...

We came out of our building for Charlie's evening walk last night and found a big crowd gathered on the corner waiting for the moon - which was nowhere to be seen because of the clouds. I enjoyed looking at all the photos this morning in any event, but I agree with Yam that yours is outstanding. I also loved the poodle shot - don't think I will show it to Charlie lest he get "ideas".

WFT Nobby said...

Love the wheat field photo. And the chauffeur driven poodle. And what a satisfying explanation to the contrail circles mystery.

Tigger said...

Definitely a magnificent wheatfield photo. BTW does Sophie know to pose for the daily photo record of her start to each day? Mr T turns his face away when he sees the phone come out, si I have to take him by surprise.

Taste of France said...

The chauffeured dog brought a laugh, but your wheat field brought a gasp of awe.

Angus said...

Unlike male PONs who would do what Mr T does, Sophie is a diva. Photos come with the territory.

Angus said...

The current chief test pilot circling the internment no less than 9 times a rather French corporate gesture.

Angus said...

Charlie will soon get used to being 'chauffered' around.

Angus said...

Not sure the original inhabitants would have been thrilled with the 'Hangmans Bar'.

Coppa's girl said...

Love the photo of the chauffeured dog - that's riding in style!
How I wish we had wheat fields nearby, so that I too, could attempt to capture the same image that you have taken, though I know it would be pale in comparison.
Would the original inhabitants of Bodmin jail ever have dreamed that one day their insalubrious surroundings would be advertised as luxurious - and people actually pay to stay there? Somehow knowing the sad history of such buildings, and the fate awaiting many of it's inmates, I doubt I'd settle comfortably - so not my first choice for a stay.

10NISNE1 said...

Fantastic wheat field photo!! Love the Poodle pic as well!

The Life of Riley said...

Loved your photo of the glowing wheat fields! The Font might enjoy these pictures of the Milky Way which includes a photo taken at Mt Taranaki here in NZ. https://capturetheatlas.com/milky-way-photographer-of-the-year/

Angus said...

What a sight ! Thank you.