I woke up this morning with a clear message from the universe…….enjoy a tranquil day near home, take it slow and easy, and do only what you feel like doing. I took heed, decided to listen rather than ignore, and given my actions have an affect on others (as I am the only driver), we all enjoyed a very laid back, do what you want kind of day.
James and I played What’sApp tag and it turned into a comedy of errors which resulted in each of us going for a walk without the other. Louise and Michel took two walks throughout the day and readied themselves for the move into their apartment tomorrow and Marc got a haircut!
I like to find new roads near me in order to expand my repertoire of hiking opportunities that don’t require me getting in the car. Today I discovered two, one of them turned out to be an unmarked “dead end” and the other wound me through the countryside and eventually out onto a road that I was already familiar with. I thoroughly enjoy these wanderings.
The nespera (loquat) is almost ready to pick and eat. The fruit seems to ripen more quickly based on direct sunlight versus any sort of shaded situation.
I love the signs that people post on their gates. Some are quite creative and lovely.
And of course there is always the whimsical, which is kitsch at times but still, cute and a good indicator of the folks that live there.
Flowers, as you know, figure widely into my walks here in our paradise.
One place that I walk past at least once or twice while here is a property with all kinds of farm critters, who usually make all kinds of vocal fuss as I slowly walk past the fence. Today, despite all the goats, sheep, chicken, ducks, dogs, etc. that are there, it was relatively quiet. Either they recognize me or they were snoozing after lunch. This one new face however did eye me suspiciously but did not move.
Late afternoon Marc and I went to pay a visit to James and enjoy a tea and chat. As we were heading home who did we bump into sitting in a local square but……