Saturday, September 18, 2021

Unexpected discovery


We haven't been down to the little waterfall in a couple of weeks. It dried up in the  August drought and there hasn't been much rain since. This morning, after an overnight squall, there's a small trickle of water working its way to the sea. The ground on either side of the stream is churned up and covered in animal tracks. I'm guessing that pre-dawn wild boar and deer have been here in large numbers. Sophie has a drink then spends a full ten minutes exploring this treasure trove of scents. She seems remarkably pleased with this unexpected discovery.


Then it's off, tail high, for a walk along the valley floor. Being a Saturday it's even quieter than usual. Nothing passes us. This is just fine by me. A late working ( and now double vaccinated ) Manhattanite phones to confirm arrangements for a meeting in London in ten days. We shoot the breeze which is a pleasant thing to do on a Saturday morning.

By the time Sophie's loaded in the back of the car in readiness for a trip to the bakers her hair has taken on a gravity defying look. This is really quite remarkable.

Todays croissant looks good but is getting ever so slightly stale. I'd reckon it came out of the oven a couple of hours ago.


 

7 comments:

  1. Oh what fun Sophie, a treasure trove of scents! Were there any worth rolling in, I'm wondering?
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  2. You are spoiled for good croissants then!

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  3. Does Sophie turn her nose up at stale croissants?

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  4. A croissant only two hours old? You're lucky, goodness knows how old the ones were that we had this morning!

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  5. I loved the Amy Winehouse hairdo!

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  6. Sophie's hairdo matches her expression.

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  7. Oh Sophie! We are so envious of the water and the scents it enhances! We haven't had any water in our stream in MONTHS!

    -Otto and Osa

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