Further Thrills

Clearly a good (and thrilling) Thursday today.

I just spent a few wonderful and magical minutes in the garden. I took Nell out for her post-play wee. It was dark, so I took the big torch out with me. The night is frosty and slightly misty and, rare for us, completely still and silent. While I waited for Nell to sniff out a spot, I saw  something big and white and fluttery over her head. I aimed the torch  and saw an owl, flying completely silently at about my eye level. It flew away a few feet, then towards me, and back to Nell to take another look at her. It flew back at me, looking me full in the face/torch beam. It was in no hurry to depart, as bold as brass it was, flying between the two of us and low over the grass in search of a rodent dinner.

It was just too wonderful to express in words. One of those very rare  moments of complete perfection in life.

The other thrilling thing that happened today was Mr L being invited to attend a national meeting — as an expert on weather station display software. Sadly, the meeting is in the South West of England and with too little notice to arrange time off from the day job, even if expenses are payable. He can’t go. But I think it is absolutely wonderful that he has been recognised for what he does in his spare time.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

Come for a nature walk in the French countryside with me and Nell – I apologise for the image-intensive post. … Continue readingIt has been bugging me

Recent movements of the: Two Snails

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak

August, 6-9th, 2019

August, 6-9th, 2019

Deeply disappointed by our early return from the Dordogne and buoyed up by slightly cooler weather we effected our plan to go out “little and often” in an attempt to train the cats for living in the new van. Melle, Fontaine de Villiers Trip the 2nd for Van Nessa. https://campingcarpark.com/en/shop/parking-areas/camping-de-village-area-of-melle/ Another former Municipal campsite, smaller… Continue reading August, 6-9th, 2019

One Comment

  1. Susan aka paintermom
    November 26, 2010

    That is so wonderful for him! It must feel really good to be validated that way.

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