SOPPY SUNDAY

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Morning. Is it Sunday again?
n pig
Could I have a brown bread house next time, please?
n lake
English Lakes.
n cow
Let’s go swimming.
n bul marigolds
Bulgarian Marigolds still flowering.
n cat
Look into my eyes… look into my eyes.
john mini chrysanths
Mini Chrysanthemums in Bulgaria. 
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Hello, Jerry here. Got any grub?
n just avant le neige
Just before the snow…
n yppee
Yippee, it snowed.
n morning glory
Bulgarian Morning Glory.
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Hee Haw…
n a long way down
Ewww, it’s a long way down.
n lovely tree
Love trees!
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Peel Castle, IOM.
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I know a Plaice…
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Le’s go then, junior!
n do
Phew… all this playing has tired me out.
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OK, that’s your lot. Munguin might find you some more next week.

Thanks to John and RS for the Bulgarian flora!!!

32 thoughts on “SOPPY SUNDAY”

    1. I liked the fishy picture – just the dab. Glad Tris told us it was a plaice or I’d have been floundering as to what is was. That’s my sole comment on the subject.

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  1. Lovely as always, Tris. I found the hairdo of the last little orangutan particularly life-affirming. Lovely photos of Bulgarian flora too, for which thanks to all concerned. The landscape here at Schloss Freeman has turned very sere and hoary already in comparison.

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    1. Final fling here, Ed. The remaining flora won’t be around much longer and we’ll soon be rivalling Schloss Freeman for ‘withered from the lake’, if not quite ‘alone and palely loitering’.* Afternoon temp was still in low 20s until a couple of days ago but down to a high of 8C today – and dropping as the month wears on. Thermal drawers time looms again.

      (* More Sunday soppiness for those of poetic inclination: https://poets.org/poem/la-belle-dame-sans-merci)

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      1. John…….I was cool with Keats’ ballad until I realized that my high school French was misleading me. I realized that it doesn’t actually make any sense, since “merci” means “thank you” not “mercy.” “A Beautiful Lady Without Thank You” seems unworthy of a title by Keats.

        Just like Keats! Misleading us with OLD French!

        From Merriam-Webster “Word Central”:

        “To the ancient Romans, the Latin word merces meant “price paid for something, wages, reward.” The early Christians of Rome used the word in a slightly different way. For them it meant the spiritual reward one receives for doing a kindness in response to an unkindness. The word came into early French as mercit or merci with much the same meaning as was later passed on to our Modern English word mercy. But while mercy in English now has the meaning ‘kindness or pity shown to someone,’ the word merci in French has lost much of that meaning and is chiefly used today to mean ‘thank you.'”

        Nothing Gold Can Stay
        …….Robert Frost

        Nature’s first green is gold,
        Her hardest hue to hold.
        Her early leaf’s a flower;
        But only so an hour.
        Then leaf subsides to leaf.
        So Eden sank to grief,
        So dawn goes down to day.
        Nothing gold can stay.

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      2. My pal in Budapest was saying the same thing. Dani is a biologist and mad about plants and gardens. When he was living in Dundee, he sometimes assisted in the extensive grounds of Munguin Tower, and he and his girlfriend in Hungary have a fair sized garden, which he has just started renovating. He had thought by now to have had to scale back, but until last week anyway, was still out there working in the unseasonal heat.

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      3. John, your quote from La Belle Dame Sans Merci took me right back to my teenage schooldays. I remember it so well, along with St Agnes’ Eve, Kublai Khan, The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner – and so many others. I still have my well-thumbed copy of Palgrave’s Golden Treasury. “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive/And to be young was very heaven”.

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  2. Oh dear that last picture. Someone tell that baby that 1980s big hair is no longer in fashion 🙂

    Love the kitty on the tree and the sleeping puppy. The Bulgarian flowers were nice too – how dare Bulgaria be that warm in November! It’s been Baltic in Scotland.

    Lovely stuff. It’s only Soppy Sunday that’s getting through to the 13th December!

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    1. Shhhhh, PP…. that little one thinks it a fairly smart do!

      I was just thinking that this has been a really strange year for weather. It occurs to me that I haven’t had to use the hose in the garden, not once!

      The election gets more and more weird.

      It was comforting that the general feeling after the 4 leader debates was that Johnson and Swinson were utterly crap, Corbyn was Ok and Nicola was very good.

      Bruce has an article over at Grumpy Scottish Man where he gives his analysis.
      https://grumpyscottishman.wordpress.com/2019/11/23/leaders-question-time/

      I’ve seen a lot of tweets from England saying they wish they were able to vote for her.

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  3. It actually took TWO comments for me to figure out the Plaice joke. At first I thought “Ouch” was Douglas’ comment on the typo. Andi’s “floundering” and “sole” finally got through to me. Who knew that’s the name of a fish? Not good with critter names!

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    1. Ah, well, you see, Danny… Plaice and Chips has been known occasionally to be consumed on this side of the Atlantic.

      “Plaice is one variety of flatfish, related to sole, halibut, and flounder. It is not commercially available in the US so its name is rarely heard there. In the US, when you find ‘fish and chips’ (purely a British cultural import) is usually made with cod, whitefish, or haddock, the same is in the UK”

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      1. That’s interesting Tris! Popular in the UK and Europe, but not widely known in the States. Fish and chips (sometimes by another generic name in a restaurant such as “fish dinner”) is everywhere in the states, but I’d never heard of Plaice. Different fish are used for breaded and battered whitefish. A restaurant manager told me some time ago that he was having to put a price premium on North Atlantic Cod in his fish and fries dinner. I think he said that Haddock was less costly at the time. Alaska Pollock is popular here for breaded fish. Not quite the same as Atlantic Pollock apparently.

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        1. Fish availability is changing as the water warms. Cod like cold water. Someone pointed out that although we have a fishing industry in various parts of Britain, we export most of what we catch and import most of what we eat.

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        1. I don’t know why everyone’s getting caught up in this. It only started with my few pun o’ fish. I thought folks would just skate over that but the thing has grown tentacles and I’m herring off before I get my wrasse kicked.

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