Thursday, 1 March 2012

Letting your hair down!

That's what Eliot did today!
Beautiful sunshine and a long walk at Nendrum Monastic Site.  It isn't just the dog who is dog-tired!
 It looks as if the sky couldn't quite decide if it ought to be sunny or cloudy ... half and half was good.  But not enough sun on the sundial to give the time!
 The place was deserted today so Eliot had a grand time exploring the foundations of the monastic site ... up and down all the hills ... he is fast asleep now after the exercise!
 There was quite a breeze on top of the hill even though it seemed to be quite a calm day further down in the valley.
 It is beautiful looking out across Strangford Lough ... watching the trees turn from winter bare branches to summer green will be an interesting project ... I'll try to take shots from the same location as the months pass.
This is a very quiet place ... ideal for a monastic community ... and beautiful. 
 Eliot never lets me get far out of his sight ...
 That was the morning of a lovely day off ... afternoon was spent partly at Castle Espie ... hundreds more duck photographs ... and then preparing for the evening when I was talking about Kenya to a Mothers' Union group!  Rather a nice mixture of a day - Saint David's Day.

Almighty God, 
who called your servant David 
to be a faithful and wise steward of your mysteries for the people of Wales: 
in your mercy, grant that, 
following his purity of life and zeal for the gospel of Christ, 
we may with him receive the crown of everlasting life; 
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns with you, 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 

one God, now and for ever.

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