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So, my neighborhood on the Alps, now called George W. did a real revolution one week ago.

My parents bought that home on the Alps in the 1968, when there were nothing more than a 20 barns and 20 villas on that small village, but George was there. And he spent the whole late spring and the whole summer to cut the grass of his part of the mountain; he's a farmer with some cows and many hectars of fields.

For decades i spent part of my summer holidays up there, and a my typicall afternoon was a half hour siesta after the lounch on the terrace, with a sound all around, the sound of George W. that was cutting the grass, with his long scythe.

So the sound was similar to a constant:
"SWIISSSSSSHHH...SWIISSSSSSHHH...SWIISSSSSSHHH..."...then after 2 o r 3 minutes, there was a stop and also with the eyes blinked i was able to "watch" what George W. was doing.
He took out the sharpening stone, a whetstone and the sound changed for some seconds:
"ZWWIIIINGG...ZWWIIIINGG...ZWWIIIINGG...".

And then George W:
..."SWIISSSSSSHHH...SWIISSSSSSHHH...SWIISSSSSSHHH..."...

I think that just a Formula 1 race or a Wimbledon match can give me more sleepiness that the George W. work on the grass!

So when in the past sunday i went on the terrace to have my half hour of siesta and i was sure to have my sleeping sound by George W...i had an heart attack, when i heard:
"BROUUUMMM...BRRRRUOOM...PO-PPO-PO-PO-POT..."

George W. bought a grass cutting machine!!!!!!!!!

That's damned farmer!
After 36 years of my life he broke my siesta on the Alps!!!

PREVIOUS EPISODE OF "GEORGE W. ON THE ALPS"


Model: NIKON D40
Software: Capture NX 1.0.0 W
Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 23/1 mm
Date Taken: 2007-07-15 15:22
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 166 kb

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