Sunset, getting ready for Spring, and found.

1) We drove across towards Stirling this afternoon, as daylight faded into sunset – clear skies, misty Ochils and stunning colours all around.

2) To clear the raised veggie beds, and add some lovely new (free) “soil improver”, courtesy of Falkirk Council.

3) To discover a recent copy of a file I thought we’d lost when the hard drive crashed on my laptop.

Massage, artist’s palette and WIP Wednesday

1) A wonderful massage eased the pain and stiffness in my back – thanks so much to Teresa, at Sunrise Holistic 🙂 .

2) The sun painted colour everywhere – rainbows in the water droplets sprayed on the artificial ski slope to increase its slipperiness, light reflecting off the River Forth, making the Ochils seem green and lush, and finally a glorious “rainbow in the sky” as the sun set, with blue sky fading into green, then yellow, orange, pink and red, highlighted with sparse purple clouds.

3) The biting winds of last week have given way to warm summer breezes. I sat knitting in the sunshine, cooled by a gentle breeze, as Aidan had his skiing lesson this afternoon.

At the ski slope I was knitting my gift project, and I’m finally making good progress 🙂 . I can’t show you that for the time being, but here are a couple of other projects I’ve got on the go. Underneath is a knitted waistcoat I’ve been making since forever. I’m making the pattern up as I’m going along, so now I need to work out how to put in the armholes. On top is the wee bag I’m knitting to go with Megan’s red sparkly dress that she’s wearing to Saturday’s wedding…

For more Wednesday Works-in-Progress, check out Tami’s blog

Choosing, sponaneity, and walking

1) We choose new plants for the garden – hebes and daisies and lots of yummy herbs… can’t wait to get them planted up!

2) The kids are staying with their grandparents tonight. On the way home from dropping them off, we decide to go out for a meal. It was lovely being able to just spontaneously go out and do something just because we felt like it!

3) A lovely long sunset walk along the canal towpath. The light, the hills, the clouds, the canal, and the sunset contribute to a pretty near perfect walk.

A colourful walk, delight, and golden

1) We walk to the park. On the way every garden we pass is rich with colour and diversity.

2) M’s delight in the beauty around us surpasses even my own – alternatively, she’s just more vocal about it than I am!

3) As I write, it’s almost sunset. I’m facing south so the actual sunset eludes my view, but there is stunning golden light hitting the dark clouds and red roofs of the houses across from me is gorgeous…

Light, Cake, Action!

1) The Ochils basking in the late evening sunlight.

2) People enjoyed eating the cake I baked… and made a point of telling me so when I saw them the next day 🙂 .

3) The beginning of turning a much-planned idea into reality.