Friday, February 11, 2005
Primroses in the Rain
I took a long walk this morning. My friend Sophie dropped by with her friend Claire and her dog Bouillotte (hot water bottle, lol) So I took my dog Rusty and off we went for a ten mile hike through the woods. It was misty and a light rain fell, but we had on wellies, coats, and broad-brimmed hats. The dogs snuffed and snorted through the underbrush while we slipped and sloshed through the mud on the path. We came out in a tiny village in the depths of a valley. The way in and out is steep, and at the bottom is a tiny church, a stream, and a bridge flanked by two, centuries old willow trees. It's a lovely place.Afterwards, we went home along the road. Not too much traffic this morning, thank goodness. I don't know about you, but when I go off on a hike, I like to make a circle. I don't like backtracking, or going back the exact same way I set out.Once back in my village, we left the road and followed a footpath up a hill. All along the way were pink and yellow primroses, dotted with sparkliing drops of rain.