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Showing, not telling. As summer approaches in Mazamet

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41 comments on “Showing, not telling. As summer approaches in Mazamet

  1. Esme upon the Cloud
    May 23, 2019

    A beautiful set of vignettes Mr Pink. They do tell a tale, partly of tails. Good to see that stitched leg is healing well.

    – Esme sending love from upon the Cloud

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    • The Pink Agendist
      May 23, 2019

      Thanks 🙂
      Rudy’s leg works incredibly well. Do you know his story? When he was a puppy he had his leg broken and was thrown over a wall into a shelter. He was going to be put down as the surgery costs were in the thousands, when someone we knew heard the story stepped in and took him to one of those star vets and fixed him all up. After she did all that she decided we were the “right” house for him, and here we are years later.

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      • Esme upon the Cloud
        May 24, 2019

        I didn’t know that, no, I love a good rescue story, it’s so heartwarming, and my Rosie was in peril when I found her in the shelter too. They must be an absolute joy for you both.

        – Esme Cloud loving dogs a great deal

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  2. inspiredbythedivine1
    May 23, 2019

    Lovely! This is very off topic, but I was just going through my DVD/Blu ray collection and realized that the “Playing Shakespeare” set I have is now out of print and selling for 167 dollars on Amazon here in the States. Not as pretty as your flowers, house and yard, but pretty cool nonetheless.

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  3. Carmen
    May 23, 2019

    Looks so lovely! Hubby just mowed today for the first time this year. . (He loves his ‘zero turn’ mower !). We are way behind you!!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      May 23, 2019

      What’s a zero turn mower, and should I have one?

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      • Carmen
        May 23, 2019

        I am so mechanically inept that I’m not sure I can describe them. It’s not exactly like a conventional lawn tractor and makes very tight turns. . .I don’t go near it. I actually mowed the lawn for 40 years (until he bought that) with a push mower and loved the exercise. He decided a couple of years ago that he wanted one of those mechanized ‘toys’ and it takes him about 20 minutes to do the job with it, when it took me almost two hours. I guess I was fired. . 🙂

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  4. foolsmusings
    May 23, 2019

    Looking beautiful as always. Also nice to see see your awesome dogs again. 🙂

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  5. Helen Devries
    May 23, 2019

    That looks so elegant….

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    • The Pink Agendist
      May 24, 2019

      They’d done an excellent job planting long before we arrived, so all we had to do was edit.

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      • Helen Devries
        May 24, 2019

        All? I seem to recall quite a bit of editing then…

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      • The Pink Agendist
        May 24, 2019

        Indeed 🙂 They’d done a fantastic perimeter (single line), but then left it at that; So it was very one dimensional. I’ve been layering in front of the perimeter in various areas to create more perspective and depth. Different heights, different shapes, little inlets here and there. Essentially over-complicating the garden to the degree it takes a ridiculous amount of time to maintain.

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  6. Anony Mole
    May 23, 2019

    Those are some funny lookin’ goats.

    Where are growing food for, you know, the apocalypse? You mentioned you had a wine cellar right? Concrete reinforced, steel door, provisions for six months…

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    • The Pink Agendist
      May 24, 2019

      The good thing about a house built a long time ago is it was designed for life without modern conveniences. South facing, storage cellars, green house, chicken coop. We’re prepared for anything that comes our way!

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      • Anony Mole
        May 24, 2019

        And goats. Don’t forget your goats.

        I’m guessin’ you have at least a case of Cognac, sherry, and some heavy reds — for medicinal use during the Collapse. It’ll take me a while, but I know where you live. Save me a bottle.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        May 24, 2019

        We only have about 200 bottles of wine, though. All red 😊

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      • Curious Mother
        May 24, 2019

        I need to watch ‘Milou in Mai’ again …

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  7. Robert A. Vella
    May 23, 2019

    It’s very beautiful and peaceful looking.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      May 24, 2019

      And we’re right by the town centre 🙂 But yes, incredibly peaceful considering we’re three minutes walk from the shops.

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  8. john zande
    May 23, 2019

    Lawn could be neater.

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  9. Judi Castille
    May 24, 2019

    I can smell summer in your garden. I adore roses. Mine need renovating.

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  10. Tish Farrell
    May 24, 2019

    Splendid all round, Edouard. That first shot has me heading to the book shelf to seek out Colette too long unvisited.

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  11. Steve Ruis
    May 24, 2019

    The roses are quite lovely. Have the French managed to breed out all of the scent from your roses? They seem to have here in the U.S. I can remember as a child walking through my mother’s rose garden as a youth and getting dizzy from the odors. Now you have to stick your nose deep into the rose to detect any scent at all, it seems. They haven’t just picked out roses to emphasize their image over their scent. I used to perfume my bedroom with a single freesia blossom, but no more. Similarly our fruit and vegetables look fabulous but have very little flavor.

    I have to stop and go chase those danged kids off of my lawn (American idiom for grumpy old man).

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    • The Pink Agendist
      May 24, 2019

      So true, but not here. These are mostly old roses. The French countryside is resistant to change. Weekend street market, heirloom vegetables, and people keep chickens even in town gardens.

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  12. Steve Ruis
    May 24, 2019

    Hang on to what you have the “future” as a profit-making enterprise isn’t as pretty.

    My last rose garden was claimed to have gone back to the 1900’s. Whether that was true or not … ? The bushes had some really gnarled root stocks.

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  13. Curious Mother
    May 24, 2019

    Sigh. It’s lovely. It looks like how I dreamed my life when I was a kid 😉

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    • The Pink Agendist
      May 25, 2019

      It’s funny isn’t it, what we thought life was going to be like? My life bears no resemblance whatsoever to what I thought were the paths available to me then 🙂

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  14. Luís D'Oliveira
    June 17, 2019

    what a beautiful place 🙂

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