Saturday, January 14, 2012
A day for strolling along in the quiet of the French countryside . Bright sunshine after yesterdays shroud of fog . Airports forgotten . We're joined at various points along the way by a friendly Wheatear, a pair of Redstarts, a noisy Hawfinch and an untroubled Woodlark . The calmer world of an old dog. One of the gifts of canine companionship . While Wilf naps in the long grass a Peregrine Falcon dances, swift, rolling pirouettes in the air above.
Refreshed after his quick doze we soon zig zag off again . The old fellow determinedly ploughing , head down, from on side of the lane to the other. When his paws touch the grass verge he knows it's time to change tack. Watching him amble along I can't help but think that here is a family fellow who lives with no excuses and loves with no regrets. A wise old PON.