I've always heard the expression "crazy as a loon." Apparently it derives from the strange call of the North American loon, an aquatic bird (called a "diver" in the UK). But does "looney" come from that expression? Or is it a deformation of "lunatic" which has to do with being moonstruck, driven mad by the moon as a dog might be. In French, an unpredictable dog is sometimes called un chien lunatique.
A setting moon reflects the rising sun early on Tuesday morning.
In any event, our clear weather during the past few days has given us an early morning show as the setting full, now waning gibbous, moon looms in the western sky.
Living outside of Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher since 2003. You'll find here pictures and descriptions of our daily life in rural France, some travels, and other stuff about me, my husband Ken, our dog Callie, and our cat Bertie.
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