Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunshine and mimosa.



Another cloudless day . At the cafe under the arcades the beer and absinthe crowd have migrated  from their winter quarters in the back parlor to the outside tables . The driver of the motability scooter screeches to a sudden halt as the chain smoking lady in the blue quilted dressing gown and pom-pom slippers wanders out onto the pavement with the first of her pre-breakfast lagers. A moment of high drama France profonde style.

On the other side of the road the flower stall is selling large bundles of mimosa. A sure sign that winter is behind us. Angus buys two bunches of slightly past their best red roses. They've been reduced from €25 a dozen to just €5. Surplus stock from Valentines Day. '' People just aren't as romantic as they used to be " says the flower seller . Angus wonders if the price might have something to do with it. He keeps this thought to himself.

10 comments:

  1. Definitely price....the vendor should be a little more romantic. Maybe s/he would have sold more.

    Looks like spring may be on the way.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. Just a bit further north from you the sun has been with us for three days now, and very welcome it is, too. Still walking through all the boue in the vines with the dogs, trailing clumps of clay and limestone wherever we go! I hope he Font enjoys her roses :-)

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  3. Is it getting closer to that time Angus? Looking forward to pictures of blue skies, eight paws and two delicious noses...
    xx

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  4. I can well imagine the "choice" words at that moment of high drama France profonde style...smile.
    The scent of red roses in the house will surely make it smell like spring for both of you...enjoy.

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  5. Ahhh....daffodils and mimosa branches are the perfect tonic to the blizzard-y conditions outside of my window. Your winter is waning but ours goes on at full strength. Nova Scotia won't catch with you until May.

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  6. I know I always ask for something besides flowers for Valentine's Day! lol Those flowers growing in the pots are beautiful, though. It looks like a really beautiful day in your corner of the world!

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  7. In my experience, roses that are already past their best when purchased are not a good buy. Sorry Angus.
    Enjoy the sunshine. Incredibly, we have it here too.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  8. Gather ye, er, reduced roses while you may.

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  9. Ah, les mimosas...Better than roses anytime!

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  10. Did you give one to the lady in blue?

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