Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What Melody Saw

. . . in the field next door.

This morning, when Melody looked through the fence to see if the grass was greener on the other side of the fence, she saw something there that she'd never seen before.

Geese! A whole flock of them!

Sure is a lot of them!

Melody has to take a look from the lower pasture. They're still there.

Yep, they're odd birds, all right. Meanwhile Cupcake couldn't care less. All Cupcake wants to do is suck every morsel from the too-dry pasture.

If Cupcake isn't interested in the geese, why should Melody pay them any attention? Might as well go back to grazing.

Yes—the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence.
This coming Friday is Melody's 19th birthday.



Blogger Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Cute! Sounds like a children's story.

4:17 PM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

We have geese in our hayfields these days, too. Passing through, I guess.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Amy Hanek said...

Nice pictures and cute story angle!!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Amy Tate said...

Oh I just love these snobby birds. They used to hang around the lake a lot in the early fall. My sisters and I would "make them talk." I would play one bird and so on and so on... We used our snobbiest voices and made each other laugh for hours.

3:40 PM  

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