Saturday, January 2, 2010

Blue sky, buzzards and lapwings

Across ground sprinkled with snow we walked together to the hilltop high. So quiet the day that you could hear a cat paw on frozen snow, a flapwing flight of a flock of lapwing and the crunch munch of cows grazing bracken. Light and snow, winter, a sky filled with birds. Paradise.


















At home we greeted Mr Griffiths. So cold in his house, but he seemed quite well, with Nadolig held tight in his arms.

23 comments:

petoskystone said...

nice to see mr. griffiths.the cow certainly looked warm. a bright day with just the right amount of snow...

Karen L R said...

More lovely photos, but...the last...so very sweet.

Morning's Minion said...

I hope that Mr. Griffiths has a fire so at least one room of his house is warm for him. Your world looks cold and crispy today.

Rosalind said...

We too had a lovely crisp walk today, but our cats stayed snuggled up at home, they don't like the crunch of icicles between their pads! So good to see mr Griffiths looking well, and his cottage so smart in sky blue. We had a lovely talk with him in august when we stayed near you! Happy new Year to you all.

Val said...

Gorgeous photos Thank you

dinahmow said...

You look so well!I hope this will be a better year for you.

Please tell Mr. Griffiths blwyddn newydd dda.

Ikaika said...

Happy New Year, Gingers, dogs and Jackie! We also wish a good New Year to Mr. Griffiths and his faithful friend Nadolig.


Ikaika (the cat) and Keli'i (the human)

Ann said...

once again your photos and prose are incredible and inspiring-we are in the midst of a blizzard in midcoast Maine and our six furry companions have sought out their own warm nests and would never give a thought to venturing out-nor would we tonight-look forward to following you through the New year-Angie

Estorbo said...

I weesh I coul' walgh een the snow como the Geengehairs, bod eed freezes my feed! I guess I yam a seedy cad...

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Like the pictures of the cat wandering in and out of the sunbeams. Pretty!

ChrisJ said...

So nice to see your views from a different weather perspective. I like you photo of Mr. Griffiths with his cat -- and one of yours on the window sill. I hope it is a better year for Mr. Griffith's health.

Shammickite said...

Happy 2010 to all the fourlegs, not forgetting the twolegs....

Kat_RN said...

Wonderful, as always. Happy New Year.
Kat

A Brit in Tennessee said...

A unique and beautiful world there with the Ginger Cats...
I once lived in a cottage similar to Mr. Griffith's cozy indeed with a foot thick walls.
My" Oliver" cat would fit in quite nicely with your ginger babies.
Stay warm !
Jo

The Curious Cat said...

What beautiful photos - especially that first one - I love the colours! xxx

Moonstone Gardens said...

Happy New Year Ginger Darlings,
The Felines Nine

Mr. R.W. Emerson said...

Mommie says that your world is breathtakingly beautiful.

I'm a ginger kitty too--your blog was one to inspire mommie to adopt me.

Happy New Year.

~Emerson

Anonymous said...

why is Mr.Griffiths cold?Can't stop thinking of him now.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I always like to see your cats off on their wanders! Lovely to see lapwings like that too....

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh so nice to see Mr G again, a new year before him and his companion

Kitikata-san said...

It is so nice to see Ginger Cow and Mr Griffiths! I am glad to read that Mr Griffiths is doing quite well.

macati said...

great pictures and colours...
:)

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

So very nice to see Mr. Griffiths and Nadolig.