Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Amuse bouche.

The PONs and Angus are up early. Angus talks to Japanese men in dark suits. Bob and Sophie  doze under the desk. Bob snores gently. The men in Tokyo think a cold wind may blow out of Pyongyang before the year is out. Bob takes this as a cue to snore more loudly.

At this time of the morning the air is crisp and clear. Bob clambers onto his stump seat. Sophie glares at the audacious wrens fluttering in and out of the wisteria above the front door. The wrens seem oblivious to the glares they are receiving.

In the field by the crossroads three new calves. One mother is awake keeping a watchful eye on them. The two other mothers are asleep on their sides recovering from their eventful night. A reassuring daily ritual which signals all is well with the world. Sophie finds a small dead mole which serves as a pre-breakfast amuse bouche.

On the ceanothus by the bird feeder hundreds, possibly thousands of small bees already busily working away. The sound of their early morning activity carries for all of three meters before it's dissolved in silence.

Tweet of the day. Fred the dog and stubborn positivity : 


Emm said...

I'm trying to figure out what you mean by the comment about a cold wind from NK. Or is it just that it's better than a hot one?
Thank you for Fred's story, have shared it with some doggie friends. That and the proliferation of bees busy at their work speak well for the world.

Lisa in Tokyo said...

Thank you for the Fred link, which had me in tears. Hope the men in dark suits are wrong about Pyongyang, but snoring seems as reasonable an approach as any in the meantime.

WFT Nobby said...

A classic 'Bob on stump' photo this morning.

Angus said...

A good analysis by an MIT professor - https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/north-korea/2019-05-16/why-north-korea-testing-missiles-again

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Thank you for Fred and his soldier... wonderfur tale.

Never mind Pyonyang, am dealing with an icy wind here in Sydney and tomorrow fly back to UK which, it seems, is no less cold but has addition of wet. Hey ho. (Not that am unconcerned by world events y'ken, just that I accept I can have no influence upon them!) YAM xx

Emm said...

Thank you. Good article. I remember the good old days when the US had a competent administration with some understanding of how to act in negotiating with other countries. The Japanese men in dark suits aren't the only ones worried.

véronique Perez said...

Dear Angus,
I am a follower of your blog since 2010 (Narrative jewelry), and I have a request concerning Bob and Sophie. Is it possible to email you in private ?
Many thanks in advance,
Veronique (veronique-perez3@bbox.fr)