Sunday, February 15, 2009

Clear water on a forget-me-not blue day



The sun was shining and the sky was blue and they decided to walk up the hill to the place where the porpoise were rising out through the surface of the great grey sea yesterday. The farm yard was muddy so I thought it best to hitch a lift, and so comfortable it was that I allowed him to carry me on, up the green lane.




We walked past the old village and along the wall that breaks the golden winter fields, the stones bone white with lichens, soft pillowed with moss. I rested for a while after posing for photographs, then on and across the dormant heather moor.





On top of the Fox Rocks we relaxed and stretch out in warm sunshine and watched magpies flying below. Out at sea birds clustered around the Gribben, but no porpoise broke the sea surface today. The sea was forget-me not blue, the air was warm and scented with spring.







It was good to be still and to be silent, to listen to the waves bite against the land, to hear the birds call and the soft voice of the wild ponies grazing the golden moorland grasses. Before we turned for home I drank water from a clear pool in a stone basin, so sweet, so beautiful.


11 comments:

quiltcat said...

Very smart cat to hitch a ride from a creature with longer legs. And what a beautiful landscape you cats lead your charmed lives in!

Morning's Minion said...

What a beautiful day for a walk--harmony of surroundings, cats, humans. I enjoy looking for the tell-TAIL bits of ginger cats in the wider landscape photos.

NAL said...

Ohhhhhh Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Stunning photos!

Griffin said...

What a gorgeous day and what beautiful landscape. Very kind of Robin to give a cat a lift too. Maurice (?) is a very handsome cat too.

Love the picture of him relaxing in Robin's arms!

Jackie Morris said...

It is Pixie being carried. Only Pixie came with us today. And Maurice would not allow Robin to carry him or anyone other than me. He is most definitely MY cat and will tolerate few other two legs. Pixie, on the other hand, does love a pick up and cuddle.

Amy in Austin said...

What a fabulously happy cat! Lucky her to have such accommodating humans. Thanks for the gorgeous pictures of your landscape!

Katie said...

Um, would you please adopt me?

:)

Katie from Northern California

ChrisJ said...

Such a cuddly cat. I wonder if those cats realize they are in the nearest thing to cat heaven, Wonderful scenery!

Andrea said...

What a glorious place to roam. Thank you for taking me along on your travels. Thank you for all the wonderful stories you all have to tell. A~

Milo and Alfie said...

Beautiful photos - we love your landscape. We are sea-side cats ourselves.