Mis en Scene…there are mice in the river


I am never sure if we are the victims of global warming or cooling but I am sure that it is less of a disappointment if one resists being an optimist when putting one’s trust in the continuation of fine weather. In spite of our rallying cries to seize the day, we Northern Europeans revert to type if bright sunshine continues undiminished for several consecutive hours: rather than reveling in the delights of summer we will be worrying about the sun not shining tomorrow and, moreover,  if it does shine tomorrow we will be worrying about drought and sun stroke. The sun shone brightly all day yesterday and so we uncovered the pool, and covered our heads.

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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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27 Responses to Mis en Scene…there are mice in the river

  1. Looks idyllic, Roger…

  2. Sally says:

    You’ve made me remember what it’s like to live with a British summer.

  3. Rörschåch says:

    Bonjour, Roger! How are you? I’ve missed you! Yes, I am sort of back into the blogging fray. Not seriously, but enough to enjoy my friends who do post and interact more than I do.

    Love this photo. It reminds me of a friend’s husband who passed last year. We always leave something behind, no matter where we’ve gone.

  4. Nice. Lovely allium.

  5. Mad Dog says:

    That looks like Keith Floyd’s hat – have you got him hidden away with the mice 😉

  6. Hahaha. True words my friend!!

  7. Eha says:

    Hmmm – now what would you say if I admitted to the last two weeks of autumn here being totally cloud free with but a breeze or two – kind’of 2 -8 C in the mornings and again 20-24 by the early afternoon. Don’t have to think about something called ‘weather’, do we? Oh, like the hat 🙂 !

  8. Does that hat sit on your head like that?

  9. EllaDee says:

    It’s interesting that you have summery weather, and so do we – as Eha mentioned, although thankfully it’s not getting as low as 8 C overnight further in north Sydney. I wonder which will give first.

    • Eha says:

      Let’s be logical, EllaDee, our 8 C is ‘shivering’ for us already 🙂 ! And I am 250 metres higher and a 100kms south of you 😀 !! Not complaining – just had a ‘gaggle of geese’ for a beautiful summer lunch outside’ 🙂 !! But we’ll ‘go’ first!!!!!! No problem until the awful spring winds begin!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Love the hat! It’s been sunny for four days running in England, I think I may have heatstroke….or maybe it’s just a hangover still lurking from the continued wine drinking with the visiting Spaniards 😉

  11. Oh, quite true. But if the weather were not so changeable, what would we ever talk about? 🙂

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