Monday, May 11, 2009

Warmer outside

Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

Warmer on the Outside.....Old Stone Houses.

This area is a source for granite and sometimes I hear a huge explosion down at the quarry. A French lady that I know who is just over 70 years said she remembered when she was a child a horse and cart being loaded up to take blocks of granite to the Mont Saint Michel after a bad fire, they needed to make some repairs.

Anyway you often find that in the warmer months when a fire is not lit within these old stone houses that it is warmer out than within. And so on Sunday afternoon I sat outside, played with two dogs and watched the birds flying from fence fence, and tree to tree. For about half an hour or so I was treated to the sound of a musician practicing, an accordionist playing Breton folk songs. I could just see above the hedge across the road the musicians curly hair, family or friends were visiting the elderly couple who live in a fine old large stone house. Perhaps the musician had gone outside to get warm too.

These days many young people prefer homes that are warmer inside that out!...

Here is the Hurdy Gurdy man playing with great gusto in Dinan.

Summer Street Scene

The French word for feelings is sentiments

The French word for a loose curl is bouclé

Etymology for the word buckle

9 comments:

claire p said...

Lots of granite round here to. Maybe that's why so many people hit the beaches!

French Fancy said...

weve got a house only 30 years old yet sometimes it is warmer out than in - strange really. What has happened to the weather today? You'd never know that 2 days ago was a heatwave.

Dinan looks as lovely as Quimper

Carol and Chris said...

There is something magical about hearing an accordionist playing in France....it's just so....well, French!! When I visit my Dad I never really feel like I'm in France till we visit his local market and hear the accordionist who always has a stall there. I did buy one of his CD's but it just didn't sound as good when I played it back home!!

C x

French Fancy said...

Just noticed that woman has hair the same colour as her top

The Accidental Fan said...

"A French lady that I know who is just over 70 years said she remembered when she was a child a horse and cart being loaded up to take blocks of granite to the Mont Saint Michel after a bad fire, they needed to make some repairs."

(Cue Yorkshire accent attempt:)

Village elder #1

..and when t'horse was owt o' puff thay children 'ad to get oop thar with t'granite on t'own backs.

Village elder #2

Ay. Luxury! In ma dhay we add owt 'orses anyow.

Village elder #3

Eeeh, posh, when ay were lad, they plugged oop gaps in t'wall wi' us children 'till them snooty kids rolled in with granite on thy pansy backs!

Blu said...

Claire ~ maybe they try to get warm on the beaches! haa thats why they are shivering.

FrenchFancy Dinan is lovely, and the lady with the red hair is my friend, its easy to find her.

Carol I was listening to Cretan music the other day LOL.

TAF..I didnt know you were that old you remember it so well and what they did to the children, naughty eh!

bindu said...

It's so nice to hear street musicians and come out to see people walking about. None of that here ...

LadyFi said...

Lovely pic!

Most English houses are warmer outside than inside too!

Robyn said...

That photograph makes me want to travel overseas. There's such a wonderful European feel to it. I'm giggling at Accidental Fan's comment.