Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Amazing, wonderful, glorious!

And that's all I have to say about today: 70°, sunny, and almost no wind. A day to revel in. The dogs and I were almost completely blissed out, to coin a phrase. My corner of the High Plains was amply blessed today!

A poet/author friend who had come along on one of my Irish "spiritual rambles" on the Ould Sod had sent me a wonderful 14-page account of his experiences on the trip. I sat on the front deck, on the steps, with the dogs around me, and enjoyed reading his essay. The trip had been in May of '01 and his essay was a bracing and vivid reconstruction of a truly memorable experience. I go back in September and am already restless for it to happen.

And what an amazing evening to sit outside and read my friend's gentle memoir. The High Plains and Ireland have much in common. Maybe that's part of what drew me here.


Anonymous said...

It's a nice day here, too. Mid 60's and a light wind, plenty of sunshine. On the way to work I saw a small herd of deer (had to stop to let them cross the road), a big flock of about 30 turkeys, and a pond full of Canadian geese.

Brigid said...

I hate to whine, but I'm going to. :-)

Got 4 days off and woke this morning with the flu/cold thing that had about a fifth of my staff out last week. ugh. Barkley is by my side and Tam loaned me a book called The Moral Compass by William J. Bennett. Good day to curl up with a blanket and read, while the warm wind keens in the distance.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you need to post every three days or so , even if it's just to say you are alive.

I'm expecting to see a news article entitled "homesteader slain by porcupines, Sheriff baffled by unusual attack" any day now.

Rio Arriba said...

B., Whining is allowed. Tell Dr. Barkley all about it and he well make it better!

H., Check out the gopher attack above.

Anonymous said...

Ugly thing, isn't it! Gophers in the south are actually a kind of land turtle. Some people eat them. Not me.