Saturday, January 12, 2019

Walks with Moss - when the sun shone



I read this morning that as you age time goes quicker because the brain is not processing as much as a younger brain. 
So I thought to clear some of my photos that accumulate in my files, a waste of time for as deleted I came across things I wanted to keep so added as much as I substracted!  There was this long file from years ago, when Moss, that gorgeous collie on the top and myself, wandered at will over the landscape, my brain caught up with its magical aspects, the old prehistoric stones on the Wiltshire downlands churning out a magic and a need to know!
Well let us stop at the pond in my old garden for a while, and discover the magic of damselflies mating, I would sit and watch the nymphs unfurl at a later date, wings damp then dry.  My son and I dug that pond, the first day leaving the black membrane in the hole, we came back next morning to find two newts curled up inside waiting for the water.  Looking now at that green water and for a moment you begin to understand the vibrant life that is our planet, I could tell you of the spring when the frogs came down the bank to mate and cover the water with tadpoles.  The second pond we dug, larger and shallow, but so pretty, till one day Moss chased a cat through it, and of course it developed holes and the water disappeared.  Or the time in the cold of winter, little Tom fell in, he was fascinated by the pond, though I had planted a great bank of reeds round it.





To be continued............

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  1. Vibrant story telling at its absolute best....you have brought the memories alive for me. Thank you.
    Arilx

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    1. Thank you Aril, I walked an awful lot, a bit like you I think, trying to make sense of everything around me. Now I have an ankle that doesn't like walking and a dog also who hates walking;)

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  2. Interesting thought on why time might go faster. I have wondered about it as I'd expected it'd be the opposite. Maybe it's also because we have less left and it makes us savor what we have... Wait, that should make it go slower ;)

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    1. You are a lot like me, I can never quite understand some things, I think time flies by probably because we do not concentrate as the young do....

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  3. Memories - magical moments - a breath of fresh air on a rather dismal day Thelma.

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  4. What doesn’t remain in my memory can be brought back by the pictures that were taken. How fortunate we are to live in an age where that is possible. Yes, time seems to have gone so quickly especially when we are in a place in our lives when there is so much to look back upon and less to see in the future.

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  5. Yes Arleen our instant cameras capture so much of everything, sad that most young people take 'selfies' all the time though.

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  6. I'm especially enjoying the nasturtiums in these photos, both those shone in bright sunlight and the ones half-drowned in the little pond.
    An animal companion on a walk is a soothing thing; I had a dear cat, Katydid, who would walk for miles with me through meadows and woods. She protested when it was time to turn back towards home, so I needed to carry her for a bit until she had accepted the change of direction.

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  7. What a lovely story Sharon, Lucy my present dog does not like walking, though it could be because her feet hurt.

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