Sunday, April 01, 2007

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;

We went to the river Thet today... at William Fairbanks, just for an outing. The sun shone & we laughed & paddled our canoe. There were Kingfishers & tiny wrens scolding us as we came too near their nests. It was hard work going upstream as there was a head wind but I'm glad we went that way first & didn't have to struggle on our return journey. We stopped 1/2 way and lay on the bank & thought of Ratty & Mole, Gerard Manly Hopkins & Browning's poem 'Oh to be in England now that April's there'...We didn't have lashings of Pop, but we did have some essential provisions...

Soon, soon, Sue Thomas will be here....only three more weeks to go . We can go boating.

(it will still be April)


kelly said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous.

"There is nothing, simply nothing quite so somethingorother as messing about in boats."

Damn. Can't even remember the quote. :-)

JoeyJoJo said...

"There is nothing- absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats."

That's what Ratty said to Mole in Kenneth Grahame's beloved classic, The Wind in the Willows. "In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it.".
I just looked it up on oogle...very true very true.
Come on down any time.....just across the pod really.

JoeyJoJo said...

Sorry rushing too much...that should say Google & Pond