jamie goode's wine blog: Golden tree walking the dog

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Golden tree walking the dog

Having a dog is a commitment. You saddle yourself with responsibilities. But you also benefit from the companionship, unconditional love, and moments of comedy (because dogs are, unlike cats, quite dumb at times).

One of the things I like about having a dog is that you simply have to walk it, twice a day. It's a huge commitment, but without the dog, you just wouldn't do it. Indeed, when I walk without a dog I feel a bit strange. A dog legitimizes a lengthy walk alone in the countryside. If you do this sort of thing without a dog people think you are nuts.

This morning I took this picture of a small oak tree that looked golden in the low-trajectory sunlight. You'd miss a lot if you weren't out walking at odd times. It's good thinking time, and when you are doing a job like this you need thinking time to keep yourself fresh.


At 6:19 AM, Blogger Vinogirl said...

Good quality thinking time indeed within a dog walk. . V1 and V2 just get one walk a day, seeing as we live on 5 1/2 acres...but always good stuff to see, and dodge...like the rattlesnakes in late spring. I miss England a lot :)

At 8:23 AM, Anonymous keith prothero said...

A dog is a good walk spoiled!! You really are nuts Jamie if you think walking in the countryside without a dog is nuts.
Jogging,walking,cycling,swimming-------------and plenty of good wine.The secret to a healthy life!!

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I presume you went out with RTL in which case could I put in a bid for her to be referred to as Rosť the Labradoodle in future. In keeping with the sites wine theme.

Your blog is getting to be quite addictive.

At 1:42 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

VG, don't like the sound of rattlesnakes, but I do like the sound of 5.5 acres.

Keith, that's a fine prescription for a healthy life. Good personal relationships help, too.

anon, fine suggestion. Rose has just given birth to eight puppies this evening. She's a legend.


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