Monet's Neighbors' Cows

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.  


Comments (23)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ok- I'm back...I just read about Monet's Lily's. Very interesting thought about a water lily and how it could impact the way milk tastes. 

Sep 13, 2020 07:04 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kathy, the French are pretty picky about food and anything that impacts it - even though their cheese can be really intense and not to everyone's taste. It could be that the farmers were just ticked off about diverting water and were looking for a fight.

Sep 13, 2020 07:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... I must admit that I enjoed my forays into French cheese shops and sampling the wares. As with most anything, some I liked, some not so much. But the cheese shops were like works of art in and of themselves.

Sep 14, 2020 04:24 AM
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
Vacasa - 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!


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
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

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, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

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

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