Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bird song and sunshine.


A morning of birdsong and sunshine. The dogs and their master walk to the crossroads. On our way we pass the five donkeys, the two retired race horses and the three goats that share a paddock with the Shetland Pony. The three of us sit on the storm drain and watch the sun rise above the oaks on the next ridge. The young garagiste races by on his motorbike. He waves. So does the farmer with the Westie in his big Toyota 4x4. The Westie leaps from the front passenger seat into the back. He stands, barking, on his hind legs , front paws pressed against the rear window. This is something he does every morning. He clearly believes he is an intimidating sight. Fury unleashed. The PONs are oblivious to him as his face disappears - yapping - down the lane.


Bob has had a haircut.


By the pond the blossom is coming out. The trees covered in butterflies and bees. The scent of summer filling the air.


Bob and Sophie play - noisily. Or to be more precise Bob plays silently while his sister howls in delight. After six months of immobility her zest for life is ferocious. This simple change makes me glad.


For dogs and humans as near perfect a start to a day as it can get. Sophie goes with 'The Font' to the fishmongers. Sophie's celestial tether is strained by the excitement of a delivery of fresh fish. The fish monger gives her some salmon skin. There's sea bass for dinner. Can it get any better ? 

To top it all here's a chart that adds to the beauty of a sunny February Saturday: https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/832336758356455424






12 comments:

  1. A beautiful spring day and sea bass for dinner? The only thing better is surely the addition of a few sausages !
    Alas, I've learned not to trust charts.

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    1. Sea Bass and Sausages. PON heaven.

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    1. Truly ferocious. Or, so he'd have us believe.

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  3. Its been quite a week at the ROF, so lets hope that the butterfly is a good sign for the week ahead - Fresh sea bass for dinner is a good start.

    **Thanks for the twitter link. Bill and Melinda Gates do a lot of good things - The town where I'm from in Kentucky has a population of less than 20,000 - I was at the library a few years ago, and the computers there had all been donated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I liked seeing that "my" small town library had been the recipient of their work.

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  4. A wonderful post to raise spirits. The butterfly is very beautiful; I've never seen one like it.

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    1. Butterflies in February. We've not had a winter this year.

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  5. A lovely report -- butterflies and haircuts and salmon skin and sea bass.
    I like the message in the chart, too, but made the mistake of reading into the comments. Even there, nasty trolls.

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    1. Never read the comments . Only in dog blog land does civility prevail.

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    2. Usually I don't, having learned through bitter experience. But I was lulled into incaution by it being posted here. Hah!

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