Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Unfolding as it should.



Celebratory weather. Warm but not hot. A light breeze. Cloudless skies . Summer almost here. Nothing to trouble an old dogs arthritic limbs . Wilf gets groomed in the sunshine. Within minutes he's back to looking shaggy.

First light. Out of the front door to find three errant calves in the lavender beds. The farmer trying to shoo them through the gap in the hedge. I wave . He waves and shouts , '' Je suis desole ". No point in getting angry . The calves move slowly , eyes wide. The lure of tender shoots holding them back. Let them enjoy mischief while they can . Wilf lies, curled up , in the car, snoring . Completely oblivious to their presence. On our way home the calves mothers wander over to see us. Wilf hears their breathing and , ever prudent , scurries on ahead. His speed and agility a wonder to behold.

Evening . We sit on the terrace. Due West , in the darkening sky , Jupiter and Venus beam down like two beacons. The closest and brightest the two planets will get in our lifetimes ? They'll do the same tonight before slowly drifting apart . Wilf slumbers at our feet. He must feel safe here. His flock a mere bark away . Absolute PON certainty : '' Whether or not it's clear to you , no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should ".

24 comments:

  1. Who needs self help books when you have Wilf. I am so thankful for such a beautiful fluffy philosopher x

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  2. Wilf - you are so right. :) And thank you Angus for telling me who the two bright stars are that have been following us on our late evening walks. :)

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  3. We caught a fine view of Jupiter and Venus at the weekend too, compensation for not seeing the promised display of the Northern Lights, the main object of a late night drive out into the Aberdeenshire countryside.
    Good to hear Wilf is safe, shaggy, and occasionally even agile.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  4. We get to see those planets too, but missed the promised aurora from the sun storm, although I hear more is coming soon.
    Alex has made it to Paris so taking note of French weather with even more interest than usual :) Good to hear the summer is approaching there, although it means winter for us here ...
    Loving Wilf being back on form again :)

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  5. We don't think those cows have ever seen a polar bear before.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  6. Another lovely day, and post and pictures too, Angus!

    Clouds kept us from seeing the Venus-Jupiter conjunction last evening, which is supposed to be the best conjunction for several years to come.

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  7. Wilf's shagginess and your talk of stars are a welcome start to a day when we have learned we will finally make the move to France Profonde ourselves. High excitement, and not a little anxiety. If we can approach things with Wilf's sanguinity, we'll be okay.

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    1. Bonne Chance!
      Teena & Merlin
      xx

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  8. Are they doing Jupiter & Venus cakes at the patisserie?

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  9. Gorgeous Wilf- boy - he looks so amazing - we would like to cuddle him - especially after an undercarrige service - my doggies walk through the lavender in summer and smell wonderful.... love from all of us Susanne, Daisy, Foxie and Kiri the young tigerdackel

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  10. Sweet post and thoughts. Gorgeous days with calves and Blogville's fluffy PON. Enjoy the gorgeous skies...we in Alaska have enjoyed spectacular displays of Northern Lights. PS there could be an Iditarod winner Tuesday afternoon!

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  11. A beautiful post, I could have been there myself as you wrote. Wilf seems content, which is a blessing and a joy.

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  12. We all gazed at the 2 planets here last night as well. On a beautiful clear, clear & warm night. I wondered what stars they were ... thank you Wilf & A. Sending lots of love xoxo Susan, Winnie D& Samuel

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  13. We as well gazed up at the two planets last night. Such a surreal, amazing sight! Our weather is not quite sit outside weather (perhaps May?) but nonetheless, the front room window provided a beautiful view. So glad to hear Wilf is out and about in the fine weather. Keep on going Wilf!

    With love from your Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

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  14. Lovely post. Enjoy the comments as well...Pamela always succint! I agree with her!
    Blessings to you all!

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  15. Lovely post. Enjoy the comments as well...Pamela always succint! I agree with her!
    Blessings to you all!

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  16. i love the desiderata. and your reminder is so welcome and needed.
    especially since everything we hear tries to convince us differently!
    my solace is birdsong... my window is open with a cool breeze stirring the simple curtains... and springlike days are upon us.
    wilfee's wee face in the sunlight and shadow of the courtyard. perfect.
    love to you three in france profonde always!
    tammy j

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  17. Thanks to Wilf and his ghost writer for another good beginning to my day. Enjoy your evening.

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  18. Wilf, I believe you've gotten it right yet again...

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  19. Your whole day sounds perfect from where I'm sitting! I love today's wisdom. :)

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    1. Paw perfect post
      luvs Freya Rose Blossom
      We have fog here by the way :-) X

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  20. i don't know why but your post today made me feel unbelievably sad....hugs to you all three...x

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  21. Another Spring, soon another Easter .... so delighted you're still with us, Wilf. You're our miracle.

    Jed & Abby

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