Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I finished one walk on this lonely path, looked behind me and saw a white tee- shirted youth. I gripped my walking pole a little tighter, quickened my pace and wondered if a distant house would hear my scream. Could I still scream - I hadn't tried since I played a maid in a Victorian melodrama? Then I threw caution to the wind and turned round to face him, Two chocolate Labradors came bounding up to him - they must have fallen behind. I waited for him to catch up - he was lost in his music. After he removed his ear pieces we had a chat which ended with him saying reproachfully'
'You missed the lambs.'
I remembered the enthusiastic comments I had read in the Visitor's Book, about the antics of the newly born lambs the week before. Maybe next year - and hopefully we'll be back in the autumn. DV.

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13 comments:

PI said...

Dear Blogger took it upon himself to change the order - so the title - 'The last of the Fremington photos' is half way down and this top photo should be under the ancient doorway.
I hope it still makes sense.

lom said...

nice pic's where ever they are.

debra said...

It's a wonderful story, Pat. Lovely, actually.

rosneath said...

I love all that greenery and your story

john.g. said...

It's lovely anyway Mum2!

R. Sherman said...

You really shouldn't be walking alone, lest something happen -- even as minor as a twisted ankle.

Although, I'm not one to be giving advice in this regard as I've succumbed to the temptation for solitary hiking too often in the past.

Oh well, do as I say, not as do, eh?

Cheers.

PI said...

Lom: they are all in Fremington. Sorry the order was muddled.

John.g: I knew you's like it.

Randall: if I didn't walk alone - especially on holiday - I wouldn't walk at all and that is too much of a sacrifice for me. Sadly MTL can't manage more than just a potter but is happy for me to do my thing. I do sometimes remember to take a phone and I try to be sensible.

PI said...

Debra: thank you - it's just me burbling on;)

Beleek: thank you. I didn't really think of it as a story - just chatting really.

apprentice said...

Lovely greenery, Britain is so lovely in May.

Shane said...

...two chocolate labradors came bounding up to him, and mauled him. 'Phew, that was a lucky escape', I later mentioned to the police.

Alright, so the whole piece didn't quite go where I thought it might. Damn these healthy, socially-responsible young folk. it's not natural. They disturb me.

Kanani said...

What a great story. A beautiful path. I'd like to walk along that someday!

angryparsnip said...

The pictures were Beautiful, so lush and green.

Just watched "The Mentalist" and thought of you...

I just started my Blog... need to add and change a few things but hope by tomorrow I will have it finished.
twosquaredogs.blogspot.com

PI said...

Anna: back in the day we always went abroad in May. Daft really.

Shane: you've just got too much imagination:) The bad ending would have been much worse than that- for me any way.

Kanani: be sure to take your mobile phone.

Angry parsnip: a new series is starting here. Congrats on the blog - I'll be over soon.