Spring has reached Scotland – daffodils, sunlight, and the hens are laying again.
I can actually remember the last time I used a phone box. I was working a craft fair in Bo’ness and needed to call home. For a long time, I resisted having a mobile phone because I thought they were intrusive and annoying. Now, like most people, I wouldn’t be without one, so I fear the bright red phone box’s days are numbered. This one is looking particularly ignored.
I awoke to what looked like a painting in the sky this morning – beautiful nacreous clouds. They’re also called rainbow or mother of pearl clouds and occur when ice crystals form high in the stratosphere. The ice acts as a prism when the sun hits it. The result is breathtaking clouds right outside my window.
There appear to be fewer hours in the day lately. Hopefully normal service will resume soon. In the meantime, enjoy a swallow and a jet. They have lots in common.
My favourite time of year. The catalogue and marketing people are keen to rush me along to autumn, and then on to Christmas, but I know better. There are still weeks of warm weather and pretty, golden light left. The days are getting a bit shorter, but that just means better sleep.
It’s the long Easter holiday weekend and I have four glorious days off work. I plan to do a little gardening and a lot of lazing. Happy Easter weekend!
From our museum trip yesterday. I used one of my old lenses for this shot and am really pleased with how it came out. Spending at day at a museum is good fun, and great exercise, too!
Aren’t they cute? I stumbled across these at our local TK Maxx (TJ Maxx in the US). I’ve been looking for pretty cut rock sweets for ages!