Calm After The Storm!

This was the calm in the middle of the storm – the Moon two nights ago between windy days.

Last night the wind finally stopped belting the front of the house around 02:30; it wasn’t hitting the bedroom as hard as the lounge but it was still unsettling hearing it howling away out there but I pulled the duvet over my head so I was safe!

I have spent a good part of the day taxing my brain but I did take the boys for a mooch and they were very good.  Although still breezy it was mild and I went sleeveless.  Everywhere is starting to look very verdant

As you can see Pup was making the most of it all.  There was a tractor … yep it was a big red tractor – but not as shiny as the other … in the field where Pup couldn’t chase it so I made him stand and watch.  He was obviously intrigued by that lovely fresh damp earth smell from freshly turned soil – it was lovely and I just wish I could add you a scratch a sniff patch here on the page so you could share – but I checked and WordPress have not offered that as an App yet … so you will need to do a little visualisation and get they lovely moist, rich, full of fertility, earthy aroma …

Sorry got quite lost in the moment there!  As did this young cap – a young hare who wasn’t waiting for Pup to spot him (clearly doesn’t know that Pup has not yet cottoned onto running furry things like he has flying feathered things)

One of my favourite trees, you might recall, is the Rowan or Mountain Ash and I am rather pleased with this picture of the flower bracts

We did some tennis ball retrieves which Pup seemed to much enjoy … well apart from the one where the tennis ball set off hell for leather down the drive with Pup in hot pursuit until he suddenly did an about turn and went back behind me and to the left.  Obviously he had got scent up his nose.  Reminded him about his tennis ball and he went back off to collect it.  On the way back he got the same scent at the same place – we went right up to the fence where he was pointing but no sign of anything so I really don’t know what had him so entranced.  Further on he had me back at the fence on point … at the freshly turned earth the tractor had just left!

I have done some spring cleaning out in the dog yard so they have a bit more space out there and I have filled the dustbin up (will need to give it a squash down tomorrow so it lasts me until Thursday).  The second time I went to the bin Pup was told to stay in the lounge and as I dropped the bin lid I turned to see my little black shadow standing there beside me on the pavement!  Now whilst I think he is the sort of dog that will stay close to me I would rather not find out different on this busy road – but it is no good being angry with him so I called him to heel and moved him quickly back indoors and then gave him lots of fuss behind the closed door.

And a calm day has drawn to a close like this:

Full Moon tomorrow!

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I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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