Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.






More signs that autumn is fast approaching. The air chilly -  a fresh 13 degrees. A jumper needed on the morning walk. The first time since early May .

There's something special about this almost autumn light. A particular clarity missing in summer air. The dew on the grass shining like crystal. Bob skips into the stream and drinks, long and noisily. Sophie scampers to the middle, stops, head pointed upwards, following the flight of a dragon fly. She'd be off after it if it wasn't for the walker lead. Both of them soon silently lost in play, happily churning up the mud at the bottom of the shallow water. Their faces wet . They pause by the waterfall to watch a young Kingfisher on its hesitant maiden flight . Looking on, protectively, from a willow branch the lapis lazuli feathered mother.

We try a new baker today. Bob and Sophie are unimpressed with the cakes on offer. Strawberry eclairs an acquired taste.

12 comments:

  1. How very special, so see a kingfisher's maiden flight. Although Bertie thinks a wallow in the mud would be even more fun.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  2. The light in that second photo - stunning. The eclaires look like hot dogs from here!

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  3. Love the push-me pull-you picture. Impossible to tell where one little dog ends and the other begins.

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  4. The strawberry eclairs resemble hotdogs gone wrong....

    Love the pups exploring water.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

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  5. A lovely morning walk in the stream, fresh air, and faithful friends,,,,,who could ask for more?
    I too am unimpressed by the new baker's offerings.

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  6. Ew! Strawberry éclairs sound very nasty! The two lovely PONs look as though they are having great fun in the water.

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  7. all the comments here spot on.
    i love the puppy bookends in the back of the car. little grins of satisfaction and wet paws!

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  8. Strawberry eclairs? Um, no thank you!

    I wish we were having some cooler weather! It's hotter than the surface of the sun here.

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  9. I rather like the sound of strawberry éclairs.
    But then I used to like the custard tarts from Woolworths.
    The little angels fill rather more of the car boot than they used to.

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  10. A couple of leaves have turned red here. I hate the end of August!

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  11. I thought hot dogs, too, but really, those are your wonderful puppies...:).

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