As I threw back the curtains this morning, I was greeted by bright blue skies and warm sunshine. Now, that’s more like it! In fact, the temperature soon soared to 25 degrees (Celcius) – a very welcome relief from the cold and damp of the past few months.
This could mean only one thing – Bath time for the dogs! Donning our flip flops and rolling up our trousers, my Mum and I set to work in the garden, shampooing and rinsing, first a rather worried looking Bojangles, and then a very reluctant Jude. Believe me, it’s a 2 man job (or in this case, a 2 woman job) as both our dogs do not like water.
Despite getting soaked and covered in wet dog hair (not a good look,) it felt wonderful to feel the warmth of the sun on my back as I scrubbed and my feet welcomed being out in the open air, finally liberated from socks and boots. I think the dogs appreciated it too -minus the water part- as they shed handfuls of their soft, downy winter coats. The garden looked as if it had been sprinkled with black and cream coloured candy floss by the time we had finished.
I’m pretty exhausted today, but I was not going to allow the fatigue to dampen my spirits, or to stop me from getting out and enjoying the glorious day. This morning, when my Mum was walking the dogs, she sent me a text message to say that we must do the wild flower walk with the dogs later that day, as it looked so beautiful. So, after my rest this afternoon, we set off on foot. Just a minute’s walk from our front door, we were already surrounded by lush countryside.
A rare pic of me – among the almond trees with Jude and Bojangles
But, I wasn’t expecting the sight that awaited me down the path – Fields and fields of wild flowers, as far as the eye could see. It was truly spectacular!
Day 79, Reason 79: Today I feel so blessed to have such a beautiful, wild flower walk right on my doorstep
Two squeaky clean dogs on a wild flower walk
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