Thursday, March 08, 2007

Oh la vache !


Today, I went back to the Salon de l'agriculture at lunch time with some colleagues from work. We had a great time (worse than kids!). I chose to show you a cow again because it is really cute and its owner - a farmer from Normandie (West of France) was very proud of it. I am sure this will please Louis La Vache ;). And BTW, the title of this post "Oh la vache !" means more or less the same thing as "Holy cow" in English.

51 comments:

  1. SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!

    OMG I love cows and animals in general and this one looking at your camera so vain and full of lovely spots! Adorable!!!
    The one that I saw on TV yesterday that was very intimate with Chirac was gray, I think. I would love to go to this salon.
    I'd probably behave like a kid too!

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  2. That's a beautiful model that you have here Eric!

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  3. Beautiful shot Eric, makes you want to take it home ( I'm single).

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  4. Great shot. Louis looks slightly angry.
    It must be a day for country animals - I posted two goats on Tuzla DP.

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  5. She is very cute!

    Hopefully she's a dairy cow...

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  6. I would like to kow tow to those interested and ask that they visit my one blog

    ujimahereandthere.blogspot.com

    to see pictures of the Philadelphia Flower Show,the world's largest indoor flower show. This year's theme is "Legends of Ireland".

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  7. oh la vache!!! la vache qui rit...
    j'ai des potes qui expose sur le stand Corse...

    amicizia...

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  8. Eric, you didn't have to take a picture of your colleagues from work you were going out with. Especially when they are wearing a leash...
    ;-)

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  9. Sweet (and yummy), little...ahem..."intelligence-challenged" cows (my U.S. political correctness at work!). My grandparents lived in the country and had cows. They are one dumb animal I must say! But they do have lovely eyes. And "No" Michael, I've never participated in "cow tipping" (you had mentioned that practice earlier). I never understood why kids would do that....kind of mean.

    So, Eric, what farm animal is next? I think you should photograph all the cute Parisian doggies! You will definitely get lots of "ooohs" and "ahhhs" with them!

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  10. I like your camera's color range and the cow is magnificent. It is a very good picture of a cow. I have not seen a cow so attractive in a long time.

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  11. The building and the straw look very clean! It also seems far more modern than the MN State Fair bldgs. in August. What kind of cow is she? She really is quite beautiful.

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  12. Great stuff Eric. It's great to remain a child for as long as possible. I certainly have! Hope you don't have a cow of a day!

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  13. Oh, she's a beaut!! :-) And, Eric, I think she likes you! ;)

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  14. My friend from London introduced me to an expression that I found very funny but I think the target of the expression might not approve. He said "Now isn't she the saucy cow!". However, this cow, I am sure, would be fine with the comment. LOL

    Bleeding orange, I like your Grenoble blog. Please email me "jwp3937@Yahoo.com". I want to pick your brain for "what to do" in your fair city. We'll be there for 4 weeks in Mid May to Mid June before we return to Paris.

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  15. Moo....very mootiful....nice unusal cow :D

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  16. Oui! Bien sûr! Louis la Vache est très heureux!

    Watch it, Abe Lincoln! Louis is from Normandie, so he gets first claim on belle vaches normande!

    By the way, Louis has remodeled his Frog Blog, with his recipe blog to follow. Voyez la nouvelle conception ici: http://louislavache.blogspot.com

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  17. Louis la Vache was so enamored with this bovine beauty that he put a post up on this blog about her!

    http://louislavache.blogspot.com/2007/03/parisdailyphoto-oh-la-vache.html

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  18. And Louis refers to himself in third person.

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  19. Susan, I'm not sure, but I think it's a cow thing ;@)

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  20. Louis LaVache, I must say I'm very impressed. A good looking cow that's bilingual *and* can cook on top of that??? What a gem! ;0

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  21. Eric, you get to the strangest places with this blog. From the musée Maillol exhibit of Pascin to the Salon d'agriculture's cows. What will be next?

    I have to say, a cow's face makes such a great image, it's no wonder there are so many cartoons and caricatures of them around the world.

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  22. Ok, ok, I can't resist any longer after not making any intelligent comments on the last cow photo!!!

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    A farmer is sitting in the neighborhood bar getting drunk. A man comes in and asks him, "Hey, why are you sitting here on this beautiful day getting drunk?"

    Farmer: Some things you just can't explain.

    Man: So what happened that's so horrible?

    Farmer: Well, today I was sitting by my cow milking her. Just as I got the bucket about full, she took her left leg and kicked over the bucket.

    Man: Ok, but that's not so bad.

    Farmer: Some things you just can't explain.

    Man: So what happened then?

    Farmer: I took her left leg and tied it to the post on the left.

    Man: and then?

    Farmer: Well, I sat back down and continued to milk her. Just as I got the bucket about full, she took her right leg and kicked over the bucket.

    Man: Again?

    Farmer: Some things you just can't explain.

    Man: So, what did you do then?

    Farmer: I took her right leg this time and tied it to the post on the right.

    Man: and then?

    Farmer: Well, I sat back down and began milking her again. Just as I got the bucket about full, the stupid cow knocked over the bucket with her tail.

    Man: Hmmm...

    Farmer: Some things you just can't explain.

    Man: So, what did you do?

    Farmer: Well, I didn't have any more rope, so I took off my belt and tied her tail to the rafter.

    In that moment, my pants fell down and my wife walked in.. Some things you just can't explain.

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  23. She is so cute, and I love the way she is sticking her tongue out at you, Eric!

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  24. I bet you did have fun...kind of like our country fair in August.

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  25. oh,..dear!!
    so cute cow!!even his expression.

    jing
    shanghai daily photo

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  26. You say "Oh la vache" when you see a cute girl or when you are enervous about something.

    But if you want to look some farm animals, don't go to that exhibit with thousand of people looking the littles chicks ("bain de foule"). Go to the Aveyron, smeel some real 'roquefort', eat 'aligot'.. France countryside is better than that show plebiscited by chirac.

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  27. You're right! She does look cute and healthy! And Michael, your story is quite funny :)

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  28. Louis la Vache dit:
    à Susan: Oui - Louis has a spokescow that makes his public statements for him.

    à Steph: MOOOOO!

    à 'bg:' Merci beaucoup

    à Michael: Louis is ROTFLHAO
    (Rolling On The Floor Laughing His @$$ Off!)

    `chacun: Eric's picture of this belle normande made Louis think of that famous tenor duet in Georges Bizet's opéra Les pêcheurs de perles, The Pearl Fishers - "Au fond du temple saint:"

    "Oui, c'est elle! C'est la déesse!"
    Yes! It's her! It's the goddess!

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  29. Oh! The cows are back in Paris! ;^) Mooo-y bueno! (Seattle will host "Pigs on Parade" this summer). Eric, it looks like you got this cow to speak for your photo! Such a sweet face. (And, hi Michael, Seattle's rainy but fine today! Thanks for asking.)
    -Kim

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  30. Susan, good point, isn´t it funny when someone speaks about himself in the third person?!
    Good that Louis has informed us he has a spokescow to speak in his behalf... (again I must say, very few people here are sane...!)

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  31. Such a beautiful cow! I love this picture. Thanks for sharing it! She is so cute.

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  32. Louis LaVache....So we can now add *wit* to your list of charms....(sigh)...You must have all the belles vaches normande mooooooing contentedly...Do you sing as well?

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  33. Michael,
    I don't get it! Whatever was the wife thinking? LOL
    Should I feel sorry for the wife, the cow, or the farmer? Dit Moi!

    Haven't heard from the Bleedin' orange as yet!

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  34. I think the bucket got the worst of it all in the story. Everyone else seems to have fun.

    Thanks for the info on Samartaine, Haxo. Vous etes un bon samaritain.

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  35. Hey, shouldn´t you guys congratulate us, the female readers of this blog, on this March 8?! Today is our day!!!

    I was wondering.. is it just a funny coincidence that at Woman´s International Day PDP´s topic is a cow???!!!!

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  36. Where is Eric when you need him!

    Come on, Monsieur, your female readers demand a comment, coincidence or not? (Tho' I suspect quite a coincidence. Seems too much a gentleman to intentionally insult the fairer sex, after all he said it was a really cute cow!)

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  37. Regarding her expression-less face, i wouldn't even notice this cow in a crowded métro at rush hours...lol

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  38. Haxo, You might not notice the face but her perfume would be unforgetable, I am sure.

    Why do they call women the fairer sex? Hmmmmmm!

    Bleeding orange...send me an email.

    Eric, Aren't you glad Haxo is back and in rare form at that.

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  39. There were these two cows, chatting over the fence between their fields. The first cow said, "I tell you, this mad-cow-disease is really pretty scary. They say it is spreading fast; I heard it hit some cows down on Eric's Farm." The other cow replies, "Hell, I ain't worried, it don't affect us ducks."

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  40. Johnny I am VERY glad that Haxo is back. I hope I'll meet him one day (I still don't know him after all this time!).

    About this women's day post... I really LOL Monica when I saw your comment. I SWEAR it's a coincidence!

    Remember, because of this one photo a day thing I am always one day late... So look at my March 9 post to find out about my women's day post!

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  41. I love that a photo of a cow can get more photos than the Pont Neuf! How is that?

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  42. à Monica - Louis has always said that one must be un peu fou to keep from going nuts!

    à Kim - "Mooo-y bueno" LOL! An important phrase to know in those parts aux États-Unis where l'espagnol is becoming the first langue, n'est-ce-pas?.

    à 'bg' - Oui, Louis is a tenor. He was singing "You really moooooove me" in the shower last night, much to the displeasure of his neighbors.

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  43. Louis LaVache....mmmmmmmmmmooo...
    I do believe it is now obvious that I have been grazing in all the *wrong* pastures ......(flutter of eyelashes)...

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  44. I just re-read my comment above...(how stupid of me):

    love that a photo of a cow can get more photos than the Pont Neuf! How is that?

    Obviously, it should have read...love that a photo of a cow can get more COMMENTS than the Pont Neuf! How is that?

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  45. lol Michael your jokes, very funny. Cute cow and great close up Eric.

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  46. What a beautiful cow! So, you're telling me that even the cows are more lovely in France?! Why am I not surprised? :)

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