Friday, April 6, 2012

Herder and guide.

Some high cloud but no sign of the rain that's been forecast for the last three days . It's already warm . The old farmer emerges from under the bonnet of his ancient motor home and waves . '' Salut. M'Ongoose ! '' . Two weeks to go and the first Presidential election posters going up on the billboards in the marketplace . At the cafe the waitress wearing a pair of wire , sticky-up , bunny ears . For the beer and absinthe set a cause of much hilarity . Wilf quite unaware of this sky blue and pink addition to the easter routine . He eats his half croissant and then dozes. The headline in the local newspaper - ' New techniques in asparagus growing ' . Life in France Profonde.

Home via the lane that runs on top of the ridge . The old fellow , nose down , ploughing along without a care in the world . The hedgerows alive with wrens . Hundreds and hundreds of the tiny things . Their cacophony disproportionate to their size. The first wild hyacinths and slipper orchids peeping through the grass . From time to time Wilf pauses to let me catch up . Old blind dog as herder and guide . A day for joyful living . A really good Friday .


  1. Happy Easter to Wilf, and of course to you and the Font. Here's to new life!

  2. Spring! The scenery is gorgeous. You can enjoy the scenery and Wilf can enjoy the scents. A satisfying walk.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  3. ...and so hand in hand through life we go...

  4. A really good Friday indeed! We too have windows open, all sorts of small birds singing their hearts out, fighting over the seed that we distribute amongst the gardens. Its a small aviary airport around here! Here's to a grand weekend! Keep on going Wilf!

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

  5. a grand friday!
    nothing better than a thoughtful lad and his wee doggy.
    you make me happy.
    the beautiful pictures don't hurt either! :)
    love and hugs to you three in the france profonde
    tammy j

  6. There is no doubt, long will he herd and guide....Love to you dearest Wilf...DBH

  7. Grand scenery, thanks for sharing your walk & 1/2 croissant!

    Happy Easter!

  8. Your descriptive writing brought wonderful memories of my youth, traipsing the hills and meadows of England with my faithful Pyrenees. Those were all "Good Fridays".

  9. A Good Friday indeed. Quiet (cept for the birds - HA), warm and Wilf feeling well. Have a wonderful weekend and Easter celebration.

  10. You are blessed.

  11. It sounds like an all around lovely day! I love that the headline is about asparagus. Sounds like there's no bad news to report for a change! :)

  12. What a beautiful fairy tale setting. Perfect for Prince Valient. Have a Happy Easter Wifl and family.

  13. Happy Easter, Happy Spring
    Happy, Happy Everything!

    From my greeting card to you and beloved Wilfee.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  14. Such lovely countryside.