From My Table

Outside the house there is a picnic table that was given to us a few years back.  It has it’s uses.

Today, after going for my usual 2 mile walk with BeAnne, I took my coffee, laptop and camera and sat outside to enjoy the view.

My friends stood around and then went off to eat the long grass that is growing around the house.

This is the view that I can see while I sit at my table – with my laptop in the corner.  Not bad, eh?  The sea is in the distance.

The green Shetland grass is growing now we have had rain.

I find it very peaceful watching Haakon snoozing, the chickens about as well as the sheep munching close by, occasionally coming up for a hug.

One by one various member of the family joined me.

I may not go places, travel, see the world but, to be perfectly honest, I don’t want to.  Sitting with my animal family is good enough.  No, actually it is perfect.

10 thoughts on “From My Table

  1. Sam

    When one’s table is a full as yours of family and sites, one does not need to travel.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  2. Mary C. McNamara

    I call spending time with my critters my “mental health holidays”. What a wonderful “spread” you share with us. Thank you.

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  3. diane in northern wis

    Wonderful pictures and beautiful sentiment, Frances. Even with the pain you know you’re in a great place. I like that.

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  4. Susan White

    What a gorgeous wee piece. Can’t tell you what joy this brought me. Simple contentment in a beautiful place.

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  5. Louise Stopford

    I think that’s what life is all about – being happy and content at home and amongst family members. What a view you have from your picnic table – no wonder you don’t want to go anywhere else. Shetland looks so green and lush at the moment – a lovely time of year to be in Shetland. P.S. I am very envious.

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  6. Linda

    Beautiful photos of your “front yard”! A delight to see all your friends, and I’m with you; I don’t need to travel, everything I want/need is right here…

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  7. Mary C. McNamara

    Chiming in again. Dorothy said it best “there’s no place like home”.
    Thank you for sharing your critter stories and beautiful photos with us.

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