Monet's Neighbors' Cows

By
Real Estate Agent with RLAH Real Estate AB95346

These are some of the dairy cows that live down river from Monet's lily pond.  

The dairy farmers became very upset after Monet diverted their river to form his pond.  Then, when he put in the water lilies, the cow's milk went off.  The milk, the butter and the cheese all went off.  All these years later, I'm guessing it all got sorted out.  

Perhaps the farmers convinced Frenchmen that eating this odd tasting cheese was quite chic and trendy.  After all, the French have long enjoyed cheeses that we think smell like dirty, sweaty feet.  At any rate, these guys were nibling away on the grass in the pasture when we drove past.

Someday soon, the borders of some of our favorite places will be opened up, at least to those of us who can provide evidence of a negative covid test and a certificate of vaccination.  

Sigh!

Comments (26)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Patricia Kennedy - not all of the French cheeses are to my taste but I never met a wine I didn't like.

Sep 14, 2020 06:06 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Being out on the road and seeing scenes like this is something I certainly enjoy, I am all about road trips!

Sep 14, 2020 07:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Pat - may there soon be trips that recapture moments like you have shared.  

Sep 14, 2020 08:08 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Nina, I agree!  Cheese shops were fascinating, and the first time I sampled sheep cheese was in one of them.  Yum.  The chocoate shops were pretty great, too!

Sep 14, 2020 01:11 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Grant, agreed!  French wine shops, even the ones in the Monoprix, are wonderlands!

Sep 14, 2020 01:11 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Brian, road trips are pretty great.  I haven't done one in a while.

Sep 14, 2020 01:12 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Michael, darn!  I hope so.

Sep 14, 2020 01:13 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Looking at a photo like that brings me peace...

Happy Monday my Friend Patricia Kennedy 

Sep 14, 2020 05:51 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Paul, pictures of cows in rural France do that for me, too!

Sep 14, 2020 06:34 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a tranquil scene, Pat, and hopefully they are all happy cows! Interesting story about the water and the cheese!

jeff

Sep 16, 2020 04:55 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I would like to show up one day and have such a friendship in my life. Hahahaha!

Sep 16, 2020 10:00 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, I love tasting different cheeses, but of course, having wine with the samplings! 

Sep 17, 2020 01:29 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

What a pastoral view that is Patricia.  There is something serene about landscapes like that one.

Sep 20, 2020 04:36 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Pat from the Title  I  was expecting  a painting from Claude Monet:))Endre

Sep 26, 2020 10:40 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Patricia, about now a French Beaujolais and some brie sounds really good!

Sep 28, 2020 12:31 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Patricia Kennedy I stopped by to say hi and see how you're doing as we haven't seen you in awhile.  And to my surprise found this interesting and humorous post about the cows and Monet!  Have a great weekend!

Oct 30, 2020 01:48 PM
Jenni Nathan
Autaugaville, AL

I know ths place.

Nov 24, 2020 07:56 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Patricia. Just checking in on you. You came to my mind and I thought, wow, I haven't heard from her in a while. Hope all is well.

Jun 05, 2021 04:49 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Patricia, I was just thinking of you and it has been so long since we've connected here in the Rain. Hope you are doing well.

Sep 02, 2021 07:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Patricia Kennedy - Between your last paragraph and the date this post was written, I had to go back and forth a couple of times to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. Never, would I guess I would have to "provide evidence of a negative covid test and a certificate of vaccination." And here we are, on 1/29/22 and I am unable to attend a conference because I can't provide a completed certificate of vaccination to attend the conference, check into the hotel, or eat in any restaurants in Austin. "Sigh!'  

Jan 28, 2022 10:49 PM