The right to bare arms….

nasturtiums_lavender22jul_0019 It’s 7 a.m and the temperature’s building. All our winter weather wishes have been granted and you could cook an egg on my head. You could also make pea soup with the swimming pool as, chameleon like, it’s taken on the hue of all the greenery that surrounds it.The spirit of the pool is a total bastard: a chlorinated Caligula who demands daily rituals and offerings of exotic potions with promises of azure clarity in return but, on  a whim, decides opaque green is more suitable for high summer. I am now rolling my sleeves up, having the right to bare arms, and I’m going to sort out this recalcitrant pool if I have to suck out every drop with a straw and paint them individually with clear blue beautiful stuff. Leaves are green and pools are blue. Ready or not, you fucker, here I come.

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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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48 Responses to The right to bare arms….

  1. Dick Polak says:

    Stand your ground ! As yo know, in civilised societies, even the suspicion of contamination of your pool is a legal argument to take lethal action ! Bravo !

  2. Mad Dog says:

    So that’s what Mr. Hockney does in the swimming pool 😉

  3. Thanks for my first laugh-out-loud moment of the day!

  4. With bare arms he battles the pool demons and he who wins gets to swim!

  5. Good luck! And enjoy the lovely weather. We’ve finally are having some bearable weather where we can have the windows open. 🙂

  6. Good luck, Roger. A refreshing dip afterwards will make it all worth it.

  7. This is hilarious! I think I am becoming one of your biggest fans….

  8. Slap it around a bit. That will teach it to think twice about being greenery. It’s rather unfortunate, but it seem this pool needs a good jogging before it shows any respect.

  9. Michelle says:

    Ah, Roger versus the pool. It must be summer. 🙂

  10. I am sure you created some delightful treat to celebrate the “Blue”!

  11. Eha says:

    Roger: you can’t have it both ways . . . rain, wind, heat and cold all take their turn: do bare up 🙂 !

  12. Karen says:

    The challenges of owning a pool…you have brought back memories of life in Florida. At least the sun is out. 🙂

  13. Ha! I remember this pool from last year, Roger! All the best!

  14. Well, at least we saw a pretty shot of the flowers 😉 (P.S. A hard day’s work in the sun is deserving of a nice long drink watching the sun go down. That’s a plus.)

  15. Carole says:

    That pool! I’m sure you’ve whipped it into shape by now. I loved having a pool, but hated cleaning it.

  16. Tandy says:

    Good luck! Personally I would rather bask in the sunshine enjoying the garden 🙂

  17. You are a riot, Roger. Algae is a pesky one! Good luck on your pool endeavors!

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