In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

beauty and the beast

On this drizzly morning a few sheep have ambled into the back orchard. Among them is The Major. He is not some stand-offish sort of ram who looks down his nose at the rest of the flock.He is content to graze near the newly emerging daffodils that line the rock wall.
He is, at heart, a simple soul. Modest and unassuming.
Yet there are times when he stands amid the daffodils and thinks deep thoughts.
Along with the rest of the flock, he has endured the long months of winter. Now he sometimes takes his ease, and lies down on beds of flowers.
How we shall miss The Major.

5 comments:

Janet said...

I'll miss seeing fresh pictures of the Major too - such an heroic set of horns!!! And such a lovely pastoral setting.
Janet

Bonnie said...

The Major's horns are fantastic. He must have quite a few years behind him. I am going to miss your blog so much. May God bless you in whatever the future holds for you and Greg.

Sybil said...

So many things you will miss.

But what wonderful memories and what adventures lie before you ...

Keep sharing ...

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

the major is beautiful. i am sure we will all miss seeing him. take care...

Dianna Greenfarb said...

This creature is absolutely stunning!