“If we had no Winter, the Spring and Summer would not be so pleasant”, Anne Bradstreet.
When the nights start to draw in and the temperature starts to plummet it is good to look back to last Summer.
Paul and I love to take a walk no matter what the season and last Summer was our first full Summer here in Daglan so we made the most of the sunny days. We had just walked through the village along the main road towards Saint Cybranet and turned right at the stables to bring us to the Céou River. It was a really hot day so we stopped to have a rest and chill out a little by the old water mill.
Unsure if the man and his two dogs were fellow villagers or here on holiday, but they were great fun. He had thrown the ball into the river so that the dogs would go in, retrieve the ball and stay cool at the same time. A good plan but it did not work, neither of the dogs would go into the water. So Paul took off his sandals and paddled into the river to retrieve the ball. The water was not very deep and he soon threw the ball for the dogs waiting on dry land.
Messing around in the River
‘The best laid plans of mice and men’ sprung to mind when the Border Collie’s thought ‘wow, good game’ and hit the ball back into the river for Paul to retrieve. Needless to say I had to stop laughing in order to take the pictures.
“Just a few more times please”.
How to be a great artist:-
one has to stand in a certain way!
The artist is Dominique Allaërt who held an exhibition at the Presbytère throughout the summer, he will be returning to Daglan next Summer for his second exhibition here.
By the way the painting was wonderful.
I hope that the above pictures warmed you a little on a cold and damp day.
Event:- 4th December at 3 o’clock at the Salle de Fate, Daglan. Theatre, 8€ each