Monday, August 29, 2011

The trug , the apron , and the cheeks of it all .

Indian summer weather. 28 degrees, no humidity, and the faintest of breezes. The weather forecast say it's going to stay like this until Thursday . Perfect temperatures for heading off with Wilf through the sunflower fields.

Sunday lunchtime . Completely lost we stop in a small village to get directions to the farm that makes wild flower honey . The hamlet is quite deserted apart from a woman in a straw hat and black apron working away in her garden by the church . We shout out and she wanders over to her gate , trug in one hand trowell in the other , and gives ' the font ' precise instructions on how to get to where we want to go . It's only as she turns and walks back down the path away from us that we see that the hat and apron, and a pair of flip flops, were all she had on . The cheeks of it all !

On our way home we have to stop the car while a girl shepherds a flock of turkeys across the road in front of us . Traffic hold ups Tarn-et-Garonne style . Wilf , wrapped up in a blanket in the back of the car , sleeps soundly through it all .


  1. And you didn't get a picture for us???

    We agree, it was a cheeky thing to do.


    Jo and Stella

  2. Oh we are quite scandalised!
    No such sights in NE Scotland, where windproof fleeces and waterproofs are the order of our day in our Polar summer weather.

  3. Hilarious! Gives a whole new meaning to "I can't be arsed doing the gardening today".

  4. We want a photo, too.

    Sounds like a lovely, relaxing day.

    xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  5. Hopefully 'the gardener' wasn't working in a rose garden...

  6. That would have made my day-still giggling now !
    what a gorgeous sight-all those sunflowers !!

  7. Your photos are exquisite! Just beautiful.
    Well you know, the woman's attire might have been unexpected but cheeks are cheeks. Except for general condition, very much the same. Hope the visual wasn't too awful.
    Thank heaven for turkeys and not bumper to bumper cars!
    What a full, lovely life for Wilf in his time of illness. Wonder if anyone will do the same for any of us?

  8. And now I know you are either a true gentleman or you were laughing so hard you could not focus the phone.

  9. I guess some people really like to get close to nature when they garden!

  10. Your cheeky lady makes me smile and I can't help thinking..."Now's there's an easy clean-up for her at the end of the day." Saves on laundry! Such a difference between France profounde and the States. Over here someone would have called the police to complain. Wilf is looking wonderful today.

  11. Sounds like a fun & exciting outing- except for a snoozy PON. Lovely countryside views.

  12. Aye man! You should get a photo of her arse!


  13. What a sartorial risk taker!
    I am impressed!

  14. That must have been something to see. Wilf looks like he is enjoying all of his adventures. What a special pup! He is so lucky to have "parents" like you and the font!

  15. OMG, I can't believe that lady only had on a hat, an apron and flip flops! lol

    Love those sunflowers. My neighbor had some huge ones in her yard, they grew larger than her house even. She just had them cut down though and I'm so sad about it.

  16. Another exciting day for the three of you! :)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae