“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
Today is the first day in over a week that I feel back in my body, and back to earth. What a big week or so, with the passing of our beautiful dog, Charlie, and then my Channelling Intensive Retreat. Last night I was like a Nana. I hopped into bed at about 7, and I slept through until 5.30am. I woke feeling grounded and refreshed, and in need of a big walk.
I’m so glad that was the first thing I did this morning.
Ping An came to greet me, all on her own. She too is only a little over a week old, and until now Mum has been very protective of her, keeping her separate from the herd and back from us. Mum lost her calf to ticks last year, and mourned terribly, so I can understand that this time she doesn’t want to let her baby out of her sight.
Today, Ping An was resting on her own in the early morning sunshine. When she saw me, she stood up and bounded over and then stood with her head cocked to one side, curious to know who I was.
I sat down on the wet grass, careful to be quiet, and she came right over, sniffing me before finally licking my ear with her rough little tongue and then bounding away with the strangeness and mad courage of it all. Mum came racing over to see that Ping An (her name means Peace) was okay, and then led her back to the safety of the grazing herd. My heart just exploded with happiness.
On the way home to the house I stopped by the mulberry tree and picked the ripe juicy fruit, most of which made it into the bowl. (Some of it naturally made it into my mouth, or to Bert’s.)
Tonight I shall cook my harvest up into something yummy, and I’ll share the recipe tomorrow.
That’s my idea of Double Happiness ♥♥
15 thoughts on “Double Happiness ♥♥”
What a cute little calf 🙂
Utterly delightful! I’m looking forward to the mulberry recipe.
I grew up with a mulberry tree! I haven’t had them for many many years, but looking at your bowl I remember the taste. Enjoy!
AW………..the calf reminded me of my childhood home which was a ranch/farm. Calving season was always lots of fun for me!!
How lovely – I remember mulberries from my childhood.
absolutely gorgeous! i am going right outside to our mulberry tree now to harvest some myself…i am very sad to hear of your dear Charlie’s passing, i think i met him, he is so lucky to have been with you and of course he still is, i hope you got millions and billions of cuddles while he was a furry monster 🙂 much love
Ooooh, wowee! Beautiful!
I LOOOOOoooove tan little calfs, I name them ALL George, even the girls, as the abdominal snowman, “I’m going to love you and squeeze you, and name you George!” 😉 Love the post, Beautiful! Best~
Beautiful Nicole. I had a beautiful start to my day too. A meditation, then a barefoot walk along the beach, clear blue skies, bright sunshine, gentle waves, bliss! Nothing like the simplicity of mother earth to ground us.
Have a joyous weekend.
I’ve always found that something special comes from sharing moments like these with a calf. I just love it when they suck your fingers!! Ping is absoulutley my most favorite thing today too. Her eyes just say it all and have definately brought me peace. Thankyou for sharing Nicole xxxxxx
What a delightful description of your day! Beautiful little calf too 🙂
Thanks for sharing part of the journey with me! Bless xoxo
Walking just after birth, going to investigate at a week old, and-
the lick of the tongue-
joy in other mammals. What else could it be?
What a beautiful image of a perfect morning! I love the pictures!
Perfect! Much love to you xx