Monday, 9 June 2014

L'homme au sécateur

And here is the man who's in charge of yesterday's roses... Pruning in Grand Siècle (is it me or does his sweater have a distinct Southwestern flair?)

Et voici l'homme en charge des rosiers d'hier, au travail à Grand Siècle.

25 comments:

William Kendall said...

It certainly is a colourful sweater!

He seems to take the work very seriously.

Lowell said...

Very pretty floral creations! Reminds me of Epcot, where they have bushes trimmed in the shape of Disney characters. And yes, that sweater certainly does look like it's from the American southwest.

Re your comment on Ocala: The Seminoles lived in this area of central Florida. President Jackson hated all Indians and sent soldiers in to "subdue" (read "exterminate") the natives.

Lots of bloody fights. Finally, the U.S. Army tricked Osceola into giving himself up by making a bunch of promises. It was all a scam and as I recall Osceola died in prison.

But our leaders like to "sanitize" American history. Thus, we put up a statue of the man about which most people know nothing other than he was a "chief."

Lowell said...

Sorry, Ciel, it's been so long I've forgotten some of the history. It was General Andrew Jackson who first led the military against the Seminoles. Lots of bloody fights, several wars, etc. And eventually the Indians had to give up.

Sylvia K said...

A colorful sweater indeed!! Lovely garden and great shots as always! Have a great new week!!

Revrunner said...

That's the first thing I thought of when I spotted that first picture. I had to double-check to make sure I hadn't somehow wondered off to somewhere in New Mexico. ;-)

Bob Crowe said...

It has a very Navajo feel to me. Where do you go to school to learn topiary trimming like this?

RedPat said...

He looks like he has wandered from Randy's Santa Fe blog over to yours!

Michelle said...

Obviously he knows what he is doing :)

Randy said...

I like his sweater.

Josette T said...

j'y ai habité de 1971 à 1972...(Beethoven)les plantations étaient fantomatiques

Thérèse said...

L'art des topiaries: j'admire toujours meme si je trouve les ensembles un peu rigides...
Quelle patience du cote des jardiniers! Je leurs rends hommage.
J'ai toujours beaucoup aime les bandes de quilts seminoles ce qui m'a fait lire leur histoire comme Lowell en parle.

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks like a chilly day. He missed a spot!

Stuart said...

Well, I hope the roses and YOU are safe after the hailstorm yesterday ! I saw on the news there were tennis ball sized hail stones in some places !

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

A soon as I saw the sweater, I though you had traveled to Southwest US.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think he has either visited the Southwestern U.S. states or he knows someone there. :)

Sharon Anck said...

I like that sweater. It would go nicely in Arizona.

Small City Scenes said...

Seems like he must have visited the Navajo at some time. How are you?
MB

cieldequimper said...

@ Stuart: thankfully there was no hail in Versailles, merely heavy rain around 1:00 am.

VP said...

I imagine he is doing a very good work!

llandudnopictures said...

He's doing a good job!

Halcyon said...

Definitely a southwestern flare! Not what I'd expect to see in Versailles. :)

Loree said...

Yes, I agree, it definitely looks South western.

Loree said...

Yes, I agree, it definitely looks South western.

Diane AZ said...

That looks like fun taking care of the beautiful garden. His sweater does look southwestern. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A sort of Aztec pattern, it looks good there amongst his perfectly topiaried bushes Ciel :)