Friday, 4 September 2009
Dare to be different!
Earlier this week the gorgeous girl and I decided to catch the end of summer and go for a drive and a picnic. I packed the picnic and put it my my recently thrifted 60s basket, gathered up the rug and set off. I had to buy the basket when I saw it as I was identical to one my mother had when I was a girl in the 60s. It has to be said the gorgeous girl's not a fan of my taste in clothes, decor etc, etc (but she is 16 so I forgive her!) She becomes quite traumatized when I wear certain cardigans (not cool) or when I use any of my baskets (of which I have at least - oh several!)
We spotted this field of cows and they were so wonderfully black and glossy and lovely that I had to stop to take photos. What intrigued me was the way in which they seemed to stand in almost exactly the same position as they chewed the grass,
not just those three but all of these and the rest of the cows in the field ...
except this one who steadfastly continued, almost in defiance of the rest, to chew in the opposite direction. "There you are" I said "he's ok - doing his own thing - its no big deal. In fact which one do you notice - all those who look the same or the one who dares to be different?" Is he a leader? He certainly wasn't a follower.
I don't think she was convinced by my argument...!
We continued walking and watched the tractor trailing across the fields now brown and turning their back on summer.
We came upon this lovely spot where I saw the trees framing the scene as if I was glimpsing,through a keyhole, the sure signs of autumn with the leaves just starting to change colour.
Hope you manage to catch a last bit of summer this weekend