Sunday, 18 April 2010

D is for Dog of course

Since June 2002 except for occasional visits where it has been impossible for him to accompany me I have been walking our lovely German Shepherd, who came to us from a dogs' home, 4 times a day, every day, come rain or shine. As the years have gone by the walks have become shorter and shorter and now at the age of 12 they are very limited in distance and time. Despite this the walks are my daily dose of inspiration or sometimes they provide me with solutions to a problem. There are always fresh ideas to be had even now where we walk the same 4 walks very slowly every day. Paw prints in the snow; leaves slowly uncurling, wonderful colours and patterns in rain puddles, reflections in windows, broken roof tiles in a skip it is there everywhere around us. Long may these daily opportunities for collecting ideas last! Thor 11.10.2009