Monday, 24 August 2015

If You Go Down To The Woods Today....

...we won't be there any more.  Sadly, after an all too short break, life has to go back to normal today.
We had a lovely long weekend in a cabin in a forest, doing very little other than walking in the woods or just sitting looking at the woods.
For the first time in his life, Clovis came with us on holiday.  He didn't know what to make of it and spent a considerable amount of time onthe first day doing this.  He was doing this throughout the first night as well, and I ended up having to sleep next to him in my daughter's room in order for any of us to get some sleep.
However, the next day he relaxed, although never left my side.  We spent a warm afternoon on the decking while I painted.
Little watercolour sketches in my Moleskin.
We all walked a lot, and barely saw another soul.
We saw fungi though, and some interesting ancient trees:
The weather was warm and sunny for most of the time, although there was torrential rain for one morning, so we had to stay inside and read - lovely to get the opportunity.  Then it cleared up and Stacie and I went and picked a pound or so of blackberries - a delicious crumble was made upon our return!
All too soon it was time to go home - Clovis slept like a log once he was back in his own territory.  Considering he's an old dog and quite nervous, he did very well over the weekend and I am sure we could do it again a bit further afield.

Back to work today - lots to do!

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