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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Groundhog Dag at Chez Pout

 
 
 
Well, following on from Saturday's A&E and vet trips, yesterday and today have been rather like groundhog day.  More trips to A&E and vet. My feline patient is still a bit dodgy but my human patient is doing fine today, though grounded for a few weeks - no golf or driving.  However, he's relieved to be feeling much better today so he's handling being grounded really well.  
But it is only Day 1 ...
 
 
So maybe I can get him to sit out in the pergola to enjoy some shaded sun.  I wish I'd taken before shots of this but in recent weeks it's been smartened up, with staining and black paint and wisteria and grape vines tied back.  Geranium and lobelia have been planted.  Solar lights have been dotted around to that the space twinkles come dusk.   It's looking welcoming again.
 
What do you think?  I think it has a certain simple sophistication.  Maybe a bit Scandi?

 
The grape vine is loving Summer 2017.

 
I'm finding little clusters dotted around the vine.

 
2006 was a good year for Chateau Pout.  I'm hoping 2017 will be too.
I seem to recall reading some years ago that good summers go in an 11 year cycle.
We just may be in luck.
 
 
So, as my human patient was feeling so much better today, I drove him down to the beach and we went for a little walk on sand and in water.  He enjoyed that.  He paid the going rate for this treat.  He bought me a  super soft ice cream cone.  Mmmmnnn!
 
 
 


A la perchoine.