Thursday, April 30, 2009

An Interlude

I'm not going to argue that the above photograph, taken this afternoon in the dunes that are (relatively) near my house, is a masterful work of art which demanded to be posted for the world's viewing pleasure, but it captures a moment in what was an extremely enjoyable walk with (believe it or not) warm weather, and that's good enough for me. As is often the case, there wasn't a soul in the dunes, but there were thousands of snails and a briefly glimpsed pair of rabbits, who disappeared down two of the innumerable burrows in the sandy soil before a certain lolloping creature caught sight of them (he was off chasing birds, who chirped mockingly at him as he leapt across ditches and gullies while blissfully ignoring the fact that he can't fly, something that puts him at a distinct disadvantage). After a morning spent travelling to Dublin to pick up two large bags of beeswax for a project I'm doing (and being disgusted on the Luas by the fact that nobody got up to offer a very elderly woman a seat (I was standing, as I had already given my seat to another elderly woman) until a middle-aged woman got up and loudly (especially for the benefit of the twenty-somethings all sitting nearby with their eyes downcast) gave up her seat. Now, this elderly woman could have possessed the fitness and strength of a Premiership footballer, and be capable of running a marathon while carrying a grand piano, but common decency demands that you give up your seat to anyone who may need it more than you), I was very happy to get out to a little oasis of sea-grass, occasional birdsong, and the distant sound of the tide. And, seeing as sometimes it seems that there's ain't a whole lot to celebrate these days, I felt it worth posting for that reason...

5 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Ah a delightful scene featuring a very happy fellow in the centre!

A Doubtful Egg said...

He certainly was. There's nothing more blissfully happy than a hound romping through a large expanse full of rabbit holes (and thankfully, he couldn't catch a rabbit if it had a wooden leg and asthma! He's not much of a hunter...)

Stan said...

A lovely scene (the dunes, not the Luas). I can practically smell the fresh air in the photo!

Sean Jeating said...

Why did I miss this?!
A lovely read, D.E., thank you.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Glad you like it, Sean.