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pink sky thinking

February 20, 2008

DSCN1992.JPGLate this afternoon I walked Biff under a tie-dye effect pink and blue sky. We walked for miles in absolute silence and without seeing a single soul, surrounded by a vast expanse of slowly stirring countryside. Winter's brown furrowed fields are green with vegetation again while the wintery accords of damp earth, wood smoke and decaying leaves have been replaced by sweet green notes - unmistakably le parfum of spring.

Biff was ecstatic, black ears flapping as he darted across the fields on the the scent of a wild deer or boar (we were in chasse gardée or hunt country). As part of the social diary for his three day mini-stay, I’d arranged for him to go for a walk with Darcy, a friend's boisterous (and very cute) black labrador puppy, but we were stood up at the last moment when Darcy called off ill.

But as an enormous pale pink sun dropped low on the horizon, I don’t think either of us could have been happier. Dog walking, I have decided, is as good as yoga for clearing the mind but with added benefits - namely beautiful scenery and bit of calorie-burning thrown in. And I was never very good at lying still on a mat anyway.

comments (6)

1. Posted by expat Pat on February 22, 2008 9:50 AM

beautifully written blog. Well done!

2. Posted by Vintage Dilys on February 22, 2008 5:07 PM

Aw... sounds like this little dog and you were made for each other! You must get one of your own soon

3. Posted by Eagle_Wings on February 22, 2008 8:06 PM

A wonderful blog, thank you!

4. Posted by leonard da vinczini on February 22, 2008 9:21 PM

Pink sky thinking: better than blue sky thinking!

5. Posted by Kh on February 22, 2008 10:25 PM

I was really sad to have missed my walk with Biff as I was very much looking forward to eating - I mean playing - with him (and you). I am much better now and hope to meet Biff soon. A big sloppy kiss from Darcy xxx

6. Posted by Miss Choo on February 23, 2008 10:03 AM

Hmm a tie-dye sky? A little bit of a 70s theme going on?

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