Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Emerald morning



Early morning walking with long shadows and for the first time in weeks we walk together, Pixie and me and Her, up the green lane to the hill top high.




In the lane much has changed, though emerald green still clings in places, winter's hand has touched the blackthorn trees.




On top of the hill it is cold. The wind bites and Bella shelters Pixie from the chill. Light falls across the land in bright islands. Bones of small creatures are scattered here and there, bleached white by wind and weather, once a feast for crows and ravens. And the greatest raven still circles overhead and calls across the sky.







Too too soon we head for the warmth of home and She carries Pixie, perched like a hawk on Her hand. We leave the hill again to the great black birds.

11 comments:

verobirdie said...

So I guess Pixie is well again?
I loved those pictures of the dreaming cats.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh, things seem to be back to normal.Thank goodness.Big sigh.Lovely.All is right with the world.

The Ginger Darlings said...

Pixie is still sniffling and sneezing but is eating and was very keen to come walking. Hoping that is the end of the flu for now.But when Pixie is better she has to go into cat hospital to have her teeth, or some of them, taken out. She has poorly teeth and gums.

The Dutchess said...

"Perched like a hawk on her hand"...love that sentence! Well Pixie is as strong as a hawk..up to the hilltop ..Great.

BumbleVee said...

I hope it's not too soon to be out in the cool damp air....

quiltcat said...

The golden green light and long sightlines in that photo are fantastic. And it's so wonderful to see Pixie up and about again. I hope you'll be able to wait until she's all well and got her strength back before she has to go in for dental surgery. I enjoyed the pictures of the ginger darlings all snuggled in pairs on the windy night. The weather's not quite as wild or windy here, but the Virginia cats are snuggling for all they're worth!

Griffin said...

Great to see Pixie able to walk out even if she needed a lift. Shame she needs to have her teef out. Will she get false teef?

Lovely picture of Pixie with Bella. Maurice looks so very serious and lovely in his winter coat. What a fabulous tail!

Simba said...

So glad Pixie is improving. Stay warm, all of you! Here in New Jersey we are getting some SNOW today!

Nan and =^..^= said...

We are so happy to see Pixie and Bella together on the hilltop overlooking the sea. Tonight the wind is howling and rain is tapping on our windows here in Maine.
While checking the radar maps on the computer tonight, it looks like there is quite a bit of snow falling in NY state and I just noticed Simba mentioned that they got some snow today in New Jersey. Hmmmm!

Be well!
Ellie May, Polly & Brody the =^..^='s from Maine

Adelaida said...

I'd love to live there. Those views are just amazing.

Every time I see a picture like this I want to have a cat even more! >o< uh!

Cat with a garden said...

I just found your blog and these pictures of you walking up the hill left me breathless. The scenery is amazing. I would love to live where you live!
Purrs, Siena