Walking to work

Today I decided to walk to work.

toadflax commuting

I set off, with book and pen, dogs and camera, up the hill, past toadflax, down to the see and out onto the wild land that is St Davids Head. But this land endured long before St David brought Christianity to the land and will endure long after the memory of him has gone.

The air was filled with birds, linnets, wheatears, pied flycatchers, whitethroats, stonechat, chough, raven, gannet, kestrel, jackdaw, herring gulls and fulmar. What better place to travel to to chase a story that isĀ feathered, ancient. Here there is a stone wall, ditch, barrier of stone again and hut circles still clinging to the land, telling their own story. I wrote, Rosie found a friend, Bella watched the birds and the land.

fortress circles runningdogs heather

Although I have tried other bags for carrying book and pen, I always come back to my bag from Scaramanga. Just the right size, just the right length strap, looking beautifully worn and loved now.

rosieran baggins

We sat for a while, chasing words, dreaming, then home, via a short word chasing on the beach at Porth Melgan.

Home via friends who gave of the scent of summer grass, with velvet noses and dark eyes.

crpped noses horses

Tired now, needing to paint, wanting to write.

 

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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One Response to Walking to work

  1. I’d never be late for work if the way were this magical and the office so welcoming. In truth…I have no work in the true sense now…but somehow the days and nights fill up with activity. And so it goes….

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