Friday, March 25, 2011

Slowing down.





Wilf started off gamely enough towards Kelly's house but after fifty yards decided he'd had enough. Time for a precarious, back scratching, roll on the grass by the drainage ditch and then a beeline for home and a doze. A definite slowing down these last three days.

To the garden centre for some lemon trees for the terrace and some box for the planters by the front door. While I chose and paid for the plants Wilf went off to investigate the olive and peach trees. Thankfully, no one seemed to notice him quickly sprinkling the roots with Eau de Wilf. His attitude to gardening : " If dandelions were hard to grow, they'd be most welcome on any lawn ".

25 comments:

  1. The heart is still willing... nevermind Wilfee.. there's still tomorrow.

    I would love for some lemons to grow in our garden.. but i killed the last tree with too much of the horses poo+pee.

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  2. You made my day Angus with this famous "Eau de Wilf", so funny ! You are a poet...
    Have a beautiful Friday, amitiés to you and the Font, cuddles and bisous to my beloved Wilfee.

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  3. Alright Wilf..maybe we will go next time if the weather is not that hot..

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  4. Maybe Wilf thinks that Kelly should be willing to at least meet him half-way.

    I agree with the thoughts on gardening too!

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  5. Dear Wilfy will still be enjoying the garden fragrances I hope.

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  6. Those lemons look more like ugli fruit

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  7. Good morning handsome Wilf! Love the photos this morning. What fun to have lots of new trees to christen, Angus always seems to have just the right thing for you. "Eau de Wilf" indeed, almost christened my screen with coffee.

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  8. Eau de Wilf! Thanks for my morning giggle!

    Kelly will be there for a while, Wilf! Don't worry!

    I am betting your garden would make me decide to just give mine up completely!

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  9. Eau de Wilf - great find. I join into the giggle - slowly but steadily...
    Hope Kellie shows up in your developing garden...
    Wilfie - you look just super! Lots of Love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie
    P.S. Maybe you should drive him to meet Kelly - maybe he gets a boost out of it??

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  10. I LOVE Wilf's idea about dandelions! He is so, so right - spot on☺ And, Wilf, you must leave your calling card when you visit - that is the polite thing to do.

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  11. Lovely photos, thanks for taking us along on the walk and visit to the greenhouse! Happy weekend!!

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  12. It has been way too long since we visited - the pawrents' lives are changing with Dad's retirement and there's been lots of work and cleaning out and stuffs. We did look through several back posts - the rhythms of daily life there (Mme. Bay and her outfit (!), Ends of croissants, the stocking up of wine for Easter and so much more...) seem to gentle to us. Love those lemons - know they'll look great on your terrace! Love your euphemism: Eau de Wilf - Hee hee! Have a good weekend!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

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  13. i would love to offer you some dandelions from my yard.

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  14. I have a few too many dandelions if Wilf is in need of them. My neighbor told me I should cut them up and put them in my salad. No thank you. I'd let Wilf christen them though.

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  15. Love the upside down photo! Enjoy your day, Vilfee!

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  16. There is something so wonderfully elegant about lemon trees in containers. And the lovely scent on the air: just heaven.

    You are so right about the dandelions, wonderful Wilf. It's really all in the way we look at things. Our love to you and your family.

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  17. Being first class grass rollers, ourselves, we love the picture of Wilf enjoying a roll.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  18. That's exactly how I felt after my tennis match this morning. Although, I don't think I would look as cute rolling around on my back at the baseline.

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  19. Eau de Wilf!!! How perfect! Even though Wilf is slowing down, he still enjoys the simple joys of living and of sharing his life with you. You and he are truly blessed....blessed every minute of every precious day you spend together. I know you cherish the time and you have taught us all to slow down and savor life. There is so much to enjoy if we just take the time, as you have, to enjoy every "morsel".
    Much love to you, Wilf and the font,
    Skye, the Moondance Huskies, kitties and mom Joan

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  20. Aw Wilf! It is Friday after all, so I can understand the need to have a slow day. I had a slow one as well (vacation!!). We are off shortly for a few days away this coming Monday, but we wish you well, fair day and keep going! We will catch up with you on our return...

    With love your Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow (who is snoring beside me as I type) and Tucker

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  21. The top picture is beautiful.

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  22. Weeds, including dandelions for some, are just plants that wind up in places humans have decided are not where they want them to be....

    Scritches to Wilf!!! We see his new lightness.


    xxx Joan

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  23. Wilf is blessing the trees and that is a good thing. ;)

    Blessings and Love,
    Janelle and Maggie Mae

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  24. A slow and gentle winding down seems in keeping with Nature and Nature's God. Bless you, Wilf.

    Jed & Abby

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