No fair. But Alright. See you next weekend!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I got to go exploring this weekend. In the small town of Tarare, along the main avenue there are some nicely trimmed bushes. The french have a lot of fun trimming their bushes into fun sculptures.
Of course we took a long walk in the countryside. It's still early spring, so as soon as you were in a shadow it was really cold. The puddles were all frozen over.
Hey look, a personal skating rink! What do you mean this is the cows' water dish. I don't see any cows here.
In town they're making a new fountain with a pedestal just for rabbits.
Posted by NanU at 3:58 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Hey look what I got in the mail a while ago! Artwork from Nancy's nieces Ellie and Grace. I like the butterflies, with all their colors. And the grey owl in the night; very subtle. Now I need to get some fridge magnets to put them up in the kitchen.
Posted by NanU at 12:39 AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
On Sunday morning there's the weekly flea market in Clermont. French people don't have garage sales: they get together at the market instead. I love to go there and look for treasure! That's how Nancy found me, after all. We didn't get to see everything this time because it started to rain and all the vendors packed up their stuff and went home.
Posted by NanU at 12:18 AM
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Here I am with Flat Hannah at one of the local Wallace fountains. Mr Wallace decided that clean drinking water should be available for all, and had these installed all over France (though mostly in Paris). They're still around, but this one is just a dribble of water, and it's rather icky close up.
The Cathedral in Clermont is really big and black. Built on a hill in the middle of town, it's like a huge black rabbit with its twin spires.
Another fountain. The little cup symbol means you can drink this water (at least, if you held a cup under the spout). Hannah accidentally caught a gust of wind and fell in, but we dried her off and she's good as new.
These little round things on the ground are all over town. Every town has them. The designs are for local heros. In Clermont there are three: Pope Urban the 2nd (he started the Cruisades, right here from Clermont, some hero!), Vercingetorix, local boy who held off Ceasar for a while, and the mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal.
Posted by NanU at 10:01 AM