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.