Tuesday, 7 December 2010

On vaque à ses occupations


Snowy scenes from Saturday morning in Saint-Louis neighbourhood. Shovelling snow with an improvised shovel: a broom and some cardboard! In the background the butcher is tending to his roast chicken.
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Samedi, la pelle était improvisée : un balai et du carton ! Au second plan, le boucher se préoccupe de sa rôtissoire !

28 comments:

Olivier said...

a la guerre comme a la guerre, il faut bien se débrouiller ;o))

Jacob said...

I really like scenes like these - they are so interesting. Can't imagine trying to shovel snow with a broom and cardboard! Heck, I can't imagine snow anymore!

Re your comments: The Big Horn sheep are very skittish...I fortunately had a long lens but even so they started making their way up the mountain quickly in case I came any closer...

And yes, I play with my camera on the golf course! Of course, silly. How else can you take photographs?

Woody said...

I just bought a new snowblower, so rest assured, we will not have any snow this winter.

The makeshift snow shovel is working pretty well! Saint-Louis is beautiful year-round, but the snow add a little something special.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Wonderful snowy scenes, Ciel. You are having a good snow!

Sharon

bfarr said...

As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. It looks cold. Great shots.

T. Becque said...

These latest photos of yours with the snow are so idyllic. I can feel my eyes soaking up the scenes.

Small City Scenes said...

Brrrrr. It looks chilly and wet.

I hope you are feeling better. MB

Dina said...

Hot chicken in the snow!

tapirgal said...

Funny. I remember a couple of years ago watching the owner of a Mexican restaurant here sweeping the snow with a broom. So incongruous, but I didn't get my camera out before he went inside.

Malyss said...

Adaptation semble être le maitre-mot! ainsi que flegme...

Si tu vas sur mon 2ème blog, tu retrouveras une grand vedette...

VP said...

At this hour (11 am) what more impressed me is the idea of the butcher tending his roast chicken: I already can smell them...

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow amazing winter!I'm always worried to walk on the streets with snow, I think it's dangerous!Last year I fell in the snow , hmmm so much pain in my leg :(
Take care,
Léia

brattcat said...

Ah, this has me smiling: perfect documentation of a snow storm in a living city.

Jacob said...

Re your question on Ocala: I assume you were just trying to be funny but no, silly, they didn't wear kilts at the Tartan farm. I think the guy who headed up 3M (McKnight) was Irish. But they wore boots and Levis just like every other self-respecting Florida cowboy!

Jacob said...

Re your question on Stone Creek: Stone Creek is comprised of several different sections: Sebastian, Pinebrook, Buckhead, Longleaf, Arlington and Santa Fe. Pinebrook and Santa Fe are all villas (twin homes)...Sebastian has mostly smaller homes. The others have the larger houses most of which offer a two-car garage which includes a door and spot for a golf cart.

We live in Santa Fe, the newest area.

Diane said...

I am still wandering around like Charlotte Bronte in all our snow! xxx

Abraham Lincoln said...

Looks like the same snow we got yesterday. nice pictures.

SRQ said...

Wonderful street scenes! I love the shopkeeper's clever improvision. Tres magnifique, Ciel.

Halcyon said...

I guess everyone has to make do with what they have! I am trying to prepare myself for the cold by looking at all these snow pictures in Europe.

Loree said...

Brrr, it looks very cold.

Diane AZ said...

Love these snowy city scenes. I have never seen it snow in my city.

Bergson said...

tu as raison Stéphanie, la neige s'est du boulot en plus faut préparer les grogs

Randy said...

Boy does that look cold! We're still waiting.

Kaori said...

Is it snowing like that already? Wow. And what a great idea...broom and cardboard combination. I'll have to remember that ;D

Alain Alexandre said...

chez toi il faut balayer devant sa porte . c'est beau de loin la neige; ici en ce moment plus froid 28.

EG Wow said...

Hehehe! Our TV news here secretly delights in showing clips of Vancouver and Victoria trying to clear snow the same way. Most of Canada is familiar with snow, but not Vancouver and Victoria.

James said...

Cool shots. The falling snow really stands out against the man's coat in the top photo.

Gunn said...

Looks sooooooo cold!!:)