14 July 2014

Bleu, blanc, rouge

Happy Bastille Day. Or as it's called in France, le 14 juillet. The U.S. flag is called "the red, white and blue," and the flag that symbolizes France has the same colors but in a different order: blue, white and red — bleu, blanc, rouge.

Bleu

Blanc

Rouge

The sun is out this morning and even the prospect of a restricted diet for three days and a hospital visit isn't getting me down. By Friday, it will all be over. Time to go out with the dog. We had good friends over for a nice Sunday dinner yesterday, and we have other friends coming over for a pizza extravaganza next Saturday. That frames things nicely.

9 comments:

Gosia k said...

So have a nice day. Daisies are so nice I like them.

anne marie in philly said...

vive la bastille!

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20140713_Revelers_eat_Tastykake_at_pre-Bastille_Day_fest.html - this fun was on saturday in philly.

Pollygarter said...

Lovely colours! Lovely set of photos! The British red white and blue really needs a navy blue, but I can't think of a navy blue flower. Cerinthe's too weird for a flag.

Nadege said...

Bonne fete Ken and Walt!

Ken Broadhurst said...

Merci Nadège. Pour une fois, il fait beau à Saint-Aignan -- mais le fond de l'air reste frais, et une fois n'est pas coutume. Bonne fête là-bas à Losse-en-Gelès aussi.

Mary said...

Your choice of displaying the Bleu, blanche et rouge with flowers is clever! Hope you enjoyed the holiday!

Mary in Oregon

Ken Broadhurst said...

Hi Mary, yes we have enjoyed the holiday. Tomorrow the strict diet begins...

Ken Broadhurst said...

Non, Anne Marie — Vive la République ! A bas la Bastille et l'Ancien Régime. The Bastille fell because the people were fed up with the aristocracy.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Navy blue flowers? Maybe pensées ?