"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Walking in the morning



Feeling fairly energetic and awake early this morning, I thought my current fitness regime would probably benefit from a walk before it gets too hot and I get too bogged down with other things, so off I went at 6.30. It was, and still is, a beautiful late Spring morning, not a breath of wind stirring the leaves, a faint mist on the lake in the valley and birds singing joyously.






The mallards were still snoozing, until I arrived
on the scene, and then they started huffing and
puffing and generally complaining about being
woken up.











And then I saw this, which seems to be a Muscovy Duck. He was awake already, but wouldn't let me get too close, so the photo (taken on my phone) is not very good.

5 comments:

  1. Now quite mastered it yet !

    Ian

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  2. Well, I'm getting there! :)

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  3. That sounds like a great walk, I would loved to have joined you.

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  4. I don't blame the mallards for complaining.I would have done if I had been disturbed at that hour in the morning!

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  5. Any time, Ellee. :)

    JJ, it's the best time of the day!

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