Saturday, 18 July 2009

Camera Critters, at The Castle of Cheverney








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The sky over Cheverny was blue and promised a great day! The hounds, which I chose for Camera Critters, were having a difficult time coping with the heat. Hunting is a regular pastime. It is said to be necessary to keep the game population in good condition and avoid overpopulation of boar and deer.

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25 comments:

Dina said...

So those dogs really work for their keep, eh?
Wil, you could open a new blog of castles.

Patty said...

Poor little fellow, hope he had a big pan of water and a cool shade tree to get under.

Can you imagine living in a castle like that? I can't.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Queen Wil....you and I could do some serious hanging out in that place and it comes complete with canine compaionship! :)

You know I think Hoss is gonna look a lot like the pup in your header!! :)

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful dogs -- I'm partial to hounds. Parts of the castle look as if someone lives there -- do you know if that's true?

Miss_Yves said...

Superbes photos (et de bons souvenirs de vacances pour moi)
Avez-vous vu aussi la salle aux trophées de chasse ?(spectaculaire=
Savez-vous que l'extérieur de ce château à servi de modèle au dessinateur Hergé pour le château de Moulinsard (du capitaine Haddock )dans la célèbre bande dessinée TINTIN ?

Miss_Yves said...

Je mettrai une carte postale (plus tard, sans doute à mon retour de vacances, montrant Moulinsard )

Miss_Yves said...

Moulinsart avec un "t"-et non un "d"
Tapez sur google, vous verrez les images !

Miss_Yves said...

www.aventures-tintin.com/moulinsart.htm

Anya said...

Ik heb genoten van Uw foto's :)
Geweldig !!

( En bent U een beetje uitgerust na een paar daagjes vakantie ;)

Prettig weekend,
ik hoop dat t morgen een beetje warmer wordt,
het was vandaag KOUD :(

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think hounds are among the most majestic of dogs. We have fox hounds near to us - they are so well behaved when out on exercise - wish you could see them wil.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a life those people had. I wonder if they appreciated the plenty or just expected it.
The hedges are so precise, you could serve dinner on them.
Wonderful pictures and I like your directorial credit.

Susan at Stony River said...

I think it will be a while before I can get up and look at *my* house again LOL. Happy hunting to the dogs--

Thumbelina said...

Nice gundogs!
Very noble.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Kewl adventure ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Renie Burghardt said...

That castle is beautiful, and huge! It must take an army of help to keep it clean!

The dog does look exhausted from running after the game. We have hunting season once a year only, thank goodness. Your little dog in the header and sidebar is just the cutest!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Renie

PS. Wil I would send you a friend request on Facebook, but I don't know your last name.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Great choice. Love the hounds and the castle!

George said...

I like both the Camera Critters and the Castle. You got some wonderful pictures.

Barbara Martin said...

I imagine they had wolfhounds and deerhounds to chase the deer, and the boarhounds would be like Great Danes.

Arija said...

This is so different to the magnificent castle inyour previous post.
I like th more homey atmosphere here although there were no indoor shots of the other one. I like the stables and the poor hang -dog looking hounds too.
Thank you for your most complimentary comment on my poem, I am sure if your namesake had read it he would be squirming in his grave to have my lowly efforts so elevated.

Brooke said...

What an amazing castle! And the hounds look hot... but they're handsome.

Grace and Bradley said...

I remember Cheverney well. We still have a photograph of Grace and out daughter in front of it taken 25 years ago in our living room. It has such beautiful interior and the hounds were really impressive animals. I think they breed them on the estate. The photos are magnificent.

Gretchen said...

Just beyond gorgeous!

Yeah, we would have been burned at the stake for sure! So sad there are still women being murdered for using their minds. :(

Janie said...

The castle photos are beautiful and those are some good-looking hounds.

Patty said...

Beautiful whether wet or dry. We have hollyhocks in our backyard.

margarethall said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos! Thanks for the sharing, Wil...