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.



WFT Nobby said...

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

Tigger's Mum said...

You are spoiled for good croissants then!

Travel said...

Does Sophie turn her nose up at stale croissants?

Coppa's girl said...

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

Pam in NH said...

I loved the Amy Winehouse hairdo!

Gina said...

Sophie's hairdo matches her expression.

rottrover said...

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