Saturday, October 26, 2013

DOODLE & FRENCH CROSS



History on two accounts is fueling the fire today.
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1st ~ The French Cross behind me was erected 
to mark the spot of
( this is the exact spot )

2nd ~ My stance ~~~ reminds my Dads of 

all of this in one photo !!


Needless to say the guys were all over the French Cross taking pictures
while I met this "Ol' Yeller" feller.

  
Noses were top of the list, pronto !


and man oh man this one smelled like cow manure.
Check out my reaction.


My senses began to tingle like SPIDEYDOODLE !!



PHEW ~~~ what is it with male farm doggies
don't they know they need to wash up before they go accourting?



The cows as usual were totally bored.


But I can assure you
I had a DOODLE of a time 
with my new stinky friend
in the land of history.



30 comments:

  1. Great history lesson! So, you *did* get along with old yeller? Your postures look a little tense at the start so I wasn't sure it would end well....

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    1. The Ol' Yeller Feller took us by surprise and Sophie too. She had an incident summer of 2012 with 2 Old Yeller types and so she's super wary of them. This one played super coy and seemed to know Sophie was going to be in charge. All worked out and they ran around and around like kids in a toy shop.

      Hope to show you some more pictures soon down the road a bit.

      Ron

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    1. It's very tall, very black and very sturdy!

      We plan on returning when it's sunrise to take pictures through the cross!

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  3. One beautiful cross, with so much history behind it and in its making, and where it stands tall today. Sophie, you had a great time, pity and the smelly stuff. Cheers from Jean.

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    1. I ALWAYS make the best of rain, coldness and muddy cows/dogs!

      Just run around like a crazy doggy never to let up !

      The history is very sad with this story but maybe one good thing is the CAJUN food of Louisiana is so tasty and known all around the world!

      If you haven't heard of it just google the word.

      Enjoy Jean!

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  4. The removal of the Acadians....a sad occurrence. But Louisiana ended up with great Cajun food.

    Another great place to run around...especially with a new friend.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Yes, the Acadians' story is a sad one with Longfellow's Evangeline as the fictional matriarch for this piece of history!

      The expanse in front of us ~~~ I will discuss further at another time!

      Ron

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  5. I had never seen Coville's "Hound in Field," so had to check it out. Perfect comparison!

    I love the expression on Sophie's face after meeting the stinker. I also love the history lesson!

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    1. Mitch

      There is actually another painting of a lady riding a horse near the French Cross which you can find in google search. I was going to link this but I forgot ~~~ c'est la vie !

      Alex Colville lived in my hometown most of my life so we are very familiar with his legacy and story.

      Ron

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  6. History is appealing and seeing the photo's help educate, as well as seeing our loved ones enjoying a meeting.

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    1. This is so very true Kirra ~~ too bad we live so very far apart because running around with you would be such fun!!

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  7. Hey Soph! Wasn't that a fun trip yesterday? It sure is great when we 'discover' these new/old places! Our province of Nova Scotia really has an interesting history and mix of peoples.

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    1. I hear you Daddio ~~~ we've got to find some more history to share ~~~ education is a good thing!!

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  8. Sophie, that Yellow Fellow wanted you to go see his cows. He thought you might like to smell good too. Beautiful monument. Gorgeous countryside.

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    1. I do believe you are right, Jill !!

      He had manure legs and it felt so good!!

      just spreading the love as always!!

      Sophie

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  9. I love your Doodle of a Time Days!!! And I bet that ol yellar dog was stinky!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Ol' Yeller had a smile as big as a mile when he saw Sophie ~~~ I'm tellin' you !!

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  10. Hey, Sophie, don'tcha think stinky makes it more fun? Well, as long as you don't end up that way and there's a bath in your future. :)

    History has a way of reminding us of the inequities done to one peoples or another. This is a beautiful monument to the Acadians.

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    1. Hey Ho Sage !

      So good to hear from you ~~~ so sorry I haven't been around ~~ the passed month has been a doozy!!!

      Stinky Time is what I aim for every day, nothing new us , right?!!!

      Sophie *reeking* DOODLE here !!

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  11. Such violence litters our past. But I love the cross as a monument to such an event.

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    1. Yes, it is quite omnipresent ~~ will return early morning one day to capture the sunrise!!

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  12. HI Y'all!

    Oh what fun! and beautiful cattle also!

    I must come accourting since I don't roll in the stinky stuff! Course I'm not "really" a farm boy. BOL!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Are you a city boy, HAWH-EROO?

      You know what they say about CITY BOYS ~~~ they couldn't milk a cow if their life depended on it !

      OLOL ~~ that's my new one " outside laughing out loud"

      Sophie *sniffing the trees because a wold animal visited last night* DOODLE here !!

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  13. Wonderful photos! I forget that you have all these amazing historical spots nearby. I hope to see them up close one day. Sophie, I laughed out loud with the face you made after you smelled that other dog. Tell us how you REALLY feel! :)

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    1. Marfa, my my my the cow-paddie smell that was encrusted on Ol' Yeller's legs and paws ~~~ I need a mani/pedi please ! It was darn scary. I believe in telling the truth because then you get TREATS !!

      Sophie *smelling like roses* DOODLE here!!

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  14. Awww, Acadian music and Cajun food, like I died and went to heaven! Believe it or not I rather like the smell of cows and horses and their by-product. Ryker loves it even more than I do! At the moment he needs a bath, he had been rolling in Moose Poop...so you'd best stay away!

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    1. MOOSE POOP ~~~ HUH !!

      OK, we have moose here but they never visit our neck of the woods ~~~ so if I sees them I'll see if I can catch a whiff!!

      Acadian music and Cajun food ~~~ foot stompin' hotness !!

      Sophie and Ron

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  15. Sophie- what a wonderful place to play and make new friends. That cross is gorgeous-- and so are the photos-- they look like paintings. I'm going to read more about that cross- it's amazing. Love the farm and pasture photos--

    A word of advice-- pretty girl doggies don't hang out with stinky farm dogs!!

    Love
    Vicki

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    1. Vicki ?!

      You and I are our kindred DOODLE FRIENDS. Do you think Eric and Bobbi would mind me sniffing around on their farm? I know there has to be some stinkies there! I know I'd be rolling on something though. It would take this city girl a minute but I know I'd be hopping all over the place. I'm easy you know!

      Wink Wink

      And yes do check out more on the French Cross ~~~ there is so much more!

      Sophie *itching to roll over, please and thank you* DOODLE here !!

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!