Monday, September 23, 2013

A Tale and then Gone!

I am giddy, expectation whirls me round.
The imaginary relish is so sweet.
That it enchants my sense.
              William Shakespeare 

      
It is early Saturday morning the roaring sound of the tractor crashes through my open bedroom window, and then that familiar banging sound follows as the tractor pulls the empty hay wagon down the laneway and it bounces across the potholes. My Hero is heading to the back of the farm to pick up that field of round bales remaining before the forecasted rain comes.

Since I am now very much awake I decide to get my day started with those normal chores like the laundry and things I have neglected during the week. I pull myself out of bed and immediately walk over to that open window to see that view I love so much. I take in a deep breath and smile while thinking what a beautiful shade of green the pasture behind the house has, also surprising for this late September day. The dark sky tells me that the rain will come sooner than later, those storm clouds are looming. I watch as the tail-end of the hay wagon disappears off in the distance down the cedar lined lane and through the gateway then out of sight. I think to myself that he better be quick.


The cows are meandering around the field as always looking for those shoots of green. They are going to be so very happy because as soon as that back field where My Hero is loading up is empty we will let them back there and they can graze, dance and sing all they want. They love it back there, wandering tirelessly through the huge field of clover, alfalfa and brome grass. All this joy to be found in a field where the turtles can be seen humming a low sound while sunning themselves on the rocks in the swamp, and the frogs sing and dance across the roadway. Where the deer dance and prance and show no fear knowing the protection of the bush is only one jump away over a rail fence that took weeks and weeks to build many years ago. Oh yes a special place where wild turkeys wander the field picking up bugs as they dance and sing as well. You are probably wondering how I know all this and also wondering if these animals truly are dancing and singing?

Well, there has been a tale circulating of a smiling girl who has been seen back in that field at this time of year before the snow begins to fly. She has been seen sitting quietly watching those cows, the deer, the frogs, the turtles and those wild turkeys and then without warning she suddenly begins dancing, singing and mingling among them and seems to enjoy every minute, without a care in the world. This story may be true or this may be just the imagination of a girl who lives in her head.


We may never know for sure but I can tell you for a fact that a beautiful sunrise has always been known to take a little longer to shine on this field as it has always lingered sheepishly behind all the tall Maples, Oaks and Beech trees in the bush that surrounds. I also know for a fact that this year there will certainly be a girl with a huge smile, Pink Cadillac Boots, wearing an orange jacket and a camera named Leo hanging from her neck sitting on a top cedar fence rail watching her cows wander that same field and will be waiting to hear the music and see the dancing animals, hoping she will be invited. Real or imagined she will still enjoy every moment. Oh I am getting excited now.

With the laundry in, and the coffee brewing I finally sit down to enjoy the view out the kitchen window and I dream of this special place and relish that feeling that comes with the anticipation that bubbles inside. The cows grazing in the field look up and then suddenly bolt for the gate, a loud crack of thunder breaks the silence and then the sky opens up. The rain pounds against the window, and my view is disappearing quickly behind a window now fogging up and streaming with water. I wonder if My Hero made it back to the field and if he is now getting extremely wet while unhooking or hooking up the wagon. I get up pour myself a coffee then sit at the table gazing out that window now with a cloudy view and selfishly hope he made it and that field is almost empty.


That familiar sound of the tractor finally roars outside mixed with the sound of the pounding rain and I watch as the foggy shadow of a tractor pulls the heavily loaded wagon into the barnyard. Oh yes that show I have been waiting for may begin very soon be it real or imagined.



I will be taking a break from blogging.………I feel this overwhelming need to go and search for that girl with the huge smile who may or may not have been seen dancing and singing among the animals in a field surrounded by beautiful trees. A girl, who continued to dance and sing and did not worry what others may have thought nor seen while she continued to live in her head, be that real or imagined. Wish me luck. Please take care of yourselves while I am gone OK, I truly do care. Hugs B


Later

49 comments:

  1. Enjoy it....you need those memories to take you through the months of hip deep snow.

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  2. Oh my goodness that sunrise through the trees is one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen!

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  3. I hope your Hero warmed up with a cup of that coffee when he was done moving the hay bales! I hope your time away is helpful...I'll be here when you get back! (and I'm just an email away, too!) Enjoy that sunrise!

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  4. I love your photos :)
    I can see your cows!!

    Have fun!!

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  5. oh i am sending you big hugs miss buttons....and i'll be missing you!

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  6. soak in the fall and all its beauty.

    i love the 2nd photo with the cow in the fog. so beautiful with that tree...

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  7. You do know, that right about now, Leotien is pretty proud of both of us...

    xoxox

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  8. she'd be also laughing that i spelled her name wrong after i pressed send too...LOL

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  9. Dance and sing to your heart's content. Have a wonderful break!

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  10. You paint (describe) such a lovely picture of your Saturday morning!
    Have a wonderful break and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  11. Beautiful photos, B, and a beautiful description of the joy you feel with the trees and animals and all of nature. Enjoy your break, and I'll see you when you come back! :-)

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  12. Fill your heart, and your camera card...have a great break.

    Jen

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  13. B,

    Beautiful post, enjoy and take your time looking and exploring. Just be yourself, and always wear those pink Cadillac boots :-)

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  14. Another well-written post, Buttons. Enjoy your time away!

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  15. I hope you enjoy your time away, B. I love all the photos in this post, especially the first one :)

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  16. Enjoy nature, put on those boots and dance, but watch out for bears. Don't forget to come back to us. I will miss you.

    Cindy Bee

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  17. Do your thing B....catch you later.

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  18. Love your writing and to hear how happy you sound on this Saturday morning. Dance and sing through Fall and come back soon with that big smile.

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  19. Dance like the wind girl ! Lovely post and photos. Have a good blog break . Catchya later gater !

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  20. You described your morning very well and let your imagination run with it.

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  21. With your Cadillac boots and your beautiful nature I know you will find that girl. Hope you return to blogging soon. You will be missed. :(

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  22. Love your pictures! Enjoy your time singing and dancing in the fog and rain! :)

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  23. Enjoy the time off, great images and post.

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  24. Enjoy your blogcation, Buttons! I will miss reading your posts while you are away.
    Vic303

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  25. Come back soon -- I'll miss you. Enjoy your time away; explore and find that girl. :)

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  26. Enjoy your time away but do come back. I saw so many hay fields...so much hay...out west...gathered, loaded, ready to go. I thought of you so much. Recharge, play, be free. Be in touch. You will be missed. Sandra

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  27. You really enjoy living in a farm.I love your vivid descriptions and with superb pictures to match !

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  28. Have fun whilst away my friend.
    Is that a cow or bull in your photo?
    Beautiful photo, I really like that one.
    Take care my dear friend. Hugs M xoxox

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  29. "i hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, never settle for the path of least resistance...livin' might mean takin chances but there worth takin'.....

    i hope you dance'!!!

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  30. I can feel just how quiet the morning is, in the country...

    Pearl

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  31. I haven't told you and I should. YOU are a delight!

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  32. Take care of yourself Miss B. I hope you find the peace you are looking for.

    I wish I could join you for that cup of coffee you have brewing.

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  33. Enjoy the spirits that be smiling ,and let your spirit dance too . Be Well my friend.
    Willow

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  34. Enjoy your time to sing and dance, Buttons! I hope your days are filled with wonder as you refresh and renew.
    Hugs xo

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  35. these images are just astounding, buttons! the first one makes me so happy!

    while you're away, i will imagine you singing and dancing, as the pied piper of cows and turkeys! xo

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  36. Enjoy your vacation B.! We'll be here waiting ;-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  37. I hope you find her singing at the top of her lungs and twirling in the field.
    Lovely, lovely, all!
    Kimberly (Kimberly's Cup)

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  38. Great story, B. Sounds like some of my mornings - although no hero rides off into the sunrise here. But I do like to look out the window across our acres of cedars first thing and see if any animals are prancing around (difficult to do given all the cedar cover).

    Wonderful photos.

    Enjoy your time getting to know that girl again.

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  39. Enjoy your break- and the dance!

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  40. I loved this post and can so relate to all you have written. Mt son was busy taking whole cut silage yesterday and so he has put some animals in the field behind the house.....I, too, like to sit and watch......enjoy your 'time out' and get in touch with the young girl...dance in the dew and, as the mist rises, enjoy the warmth of the sun on your back and in your heart. Joan

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  41. Go for it Buttons, there is a lovely song by Leann Womack called 'I hope You Dance,' Google and read the lyrics... it made me think of you... take care and come back with that smile you seek... xo

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  42. You writing gave me goose bumps today. And the photos were stunning. Have fun dancing...

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  43. Have a good break, and take care of yourself, too!! Drop in when you get a few minutes11 My favourite image is the last one, of the early colours of the leaves!!!

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  44. Sing and dance to your heart's content.

    I will be right here when you return.

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  45. Enjoy your singing and dancing! It will be good for your soul. We will be here when you get back!
    much love,xo Cindy

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