Tuesday, 16 August 2016

things impossible to remember in midwinter

Dusty, heat-beaten tracks, walking in the shade, whirring grasshoppers and cicadas, washing drying within an hour, plant-watering on a vast scale, siestas rather than hot water bottle-naps, endless salad, fridge full of chilling water . . . and dogs trying to keep cool rather than wishing to be buried in wool on the most draft-proof chair.

'Bali' on an early morning walk under evergreen oaks and olive.

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