Sunday, 11 February 2007

"Love Foliage" (encore) !


Today, Lynn at Cheltenham Daily Photo, in Gloucestershire U.K. has been on the sick list and naturally we wish to see her right as rain, pronto. Her lovely photo, today inspired me to borrow (or nick) her title.
Here is Sascha, our Burmese, who, with Love, climbed 20 feet up one of our oak trees to settle in the Foliage. You may say she went out in sympathy. Prendre soin de soi, Madame !
Please click on the image to enlarge, merci.

12 comments:

lynn said...

Ohhh i'm very (sniff) touched (cough) thank you! What a beautiful (sneeze) Burmese she is too! I am (ache) actually quite scared of cats but (blow) with your help i'm sure i'd get over it. She looks (curse) very strokeable and soft. Ahhh, lovely (take pills)! You and I, Sascha, (drink hot lemon) love our love foliage don't we! How (sniff) kind M. et Mme. to do this for me. Feeling much (sneeeeeeeeeze!) improved now. x

Mme Benaut said...

Dear oh dear Lynn, scared of cats?????? This little one is our tiny chocolate point Burmese baby and she is indeed soft and strokable - her fur feels like silk and she sleeps in our bed - UNDER the duvet and usually in the middle, often with her head on my pillow! Cats are incredibly clean animals, spending hours each day grooming. Burmese are rather like dogs though - Sascha follows me around all day long. Her excuse for being up the oak tree today however is not so noble - she was stalking the birds - not to eat, just to play!
Don't forget to put "hunny" in your lemon drink. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better.

lynn said...

Think i'll go and make one now Mme avec hunny. Fascinating about Sascha, i must say. Wouldn't be good to catch birds in the UK at the moment, we have bird flu here now! Eek. She is really lovely though. I'm sure i could get used to cats if i had one from a kitten, which i find of course adorable.

Anonymous said...

Did enlarge the picture as suggested M.Benaut. Can see more details particularly of the cat. I wonder what she is staring at? Hopefully she is safe by now. I can't tell which cat is which but I know this one is Burmese, thanks to you Madame and La Grippe Lynn.

Clo.

lynn said...

lol at La Grippe Lynn!

Dsole said...

Wow! what a beautiful green oak, I did enlarge the photo and it's amazing, I can almost touch the leaf (or was leaves?). how lucky your cat is, that he's able to climb up there!

Lynn , I hope you get better!

lynn said...

Thanks very much dsole! Goodness everyone's so kind.

lynn said...

Hi there, i guess it must be midday or something where you are and Mme, it's my turn to not be able to sleep!
It's twenty to two in the morning and slumber is evading me horribly so i thought i'd take a trip down under. Of course, to be comparing like for like, i'd have to now be reading YOUR novel Mme. So, i have a question; do you have one, collecting dust in the attic? If so, pull it out, put it on and let me read during my wakeful hours! lol. Thankfully i don't suffer from insomnia that frequently. Well anyway i popped in at some godawful hour and tomorrow i'll wonder what the hell i was thinking. No doubt. G'day M. et Mme. lol.

M.Benaut said...

Lynn,
Nous sommes tous les somnambulistes de temps en temps, nous vous souhaitons le sommeil paisible ! !

Mme Benaut said...

Clo: Sascha is a girl! 3 years old. She was looking at one of our magpie (birds) babies, perched on the television antenna, which was squawking at her. Sascha's attention is really jealousy because I feed the birds and she gets cross. We don't keep any birds in captivity - they just fly in for something to eat occasionally - we have 16 different types of birds at home, that I have seen so far.

Sympathies Lynn for the insomnia although it is difficult to sleep when you can't stop coughing, blowing your nose, sneezing and just trying to breathe - poor thing.
No, I don't have a novel sitting in the attic although I've often thought about writing one. However, I'm not really a fiction writer, although I love reading well-written fiction, all types of fiction, as well as other 'stuff'. My writing was of a political nature - speeches, media releases, policy briefs, parliamentary briefs etc. - you know, the stuff which does not endure and winds up as tomorrow's fish and chips wrapper! A couple of speeches which are in our Federal Govt's Hansard I am quite proud of because the research paid off and I was (indirectly) complimented (even by the Opposition MPs). Of course, the Parliamentarian always takes the credit!
The other thing is that I don't think I have your talent for writing dialog - you are amazing at it, in fact your novel probably has more dialogue than prose doesn't it?
These days, while I have the time I suppose (I was retired last year on medical grounds and I am an "invalid pensioner"), my daily routine keeps me busy and I can't seem to find enough time to fit everything in as it is - and remember to ring my mother! I'm also on high doses of medication unfortunately which keep my legs working but make me a bit vague. I'd be just as likely to forget the plot of any novel I might try to write. Still ... you've got me thinking ...

lynn said...

So sorry to hear that Mme and there's me whingeing on about flu.
Thanks for comments about novel, it's funny i'm always conscious about putting enough dialogue in. Constantly saying to myself 'oh dear God have i rambled on without the characters for too long?' so that's why there's quite a bit, i think it makes it real. Also i find it quite an exciting thing in that once those speech marks open, often the character seems to write it itself! Sounds ridiculously pretentious i know, but it does help to be in character in turn.

I take my hat off to your type of writing though and how annoying not to get some credit. Writers are nothing if not feedback-seeking, of all types i think. They must have been some corker speeches. I wouldn't mind giving it a go, i should think it's very well paid. I'm okay at the factual stuff, due to the journalism i normally write, but that would be something new for me. You're no doubt snoozing now so touch again when you wake.

M.Benaut said...

Hi, Lynn, she's a sonnambuliste aussi.
Hope you're on the mend. Just saw a programme on Venice, The Acqua Alto, -the tidal floods of Venice. Think we've got problems!