Good morning my friends. Well – that was the week that was! The postman had forgotten what it was like to make his way down my drive – but he has been doing just that several times in the past few days. Thank you to everyone who has sent me an ATC already received. I know there are a few more still to come because you have told me, but here are the lovelies I have so far had.
Thank you to everyone of you – they are a delightful memory to savour. Ani even told me that this was the first ATC she had ever made – don’t you just love those weeny knitting needles!
So, my desk this fine and sunny morning here in North Wales:
A mess after a somewhat unproductive morning on Tuesday attempting some special birthday cards – only one was made in three hours! Glue, double sided tape, pile of paper, an attempt at a box lid (failed ‘cos I got the measurement slightly wrong)a flower die set, some failed printed photos (still don’t know what is wrong with the printer), camera lens cover, list of birthdays I need cards for, and the usual things on the shelf. The picture was taken this morning at 5am. I just happened to waken early – and look what I saw outside across the valley:
Wasn’t that just beautiful. It spread all the way down the valley, rising and falling with the contours, and then disappeared into the gap between two of the mountains. I confess to standing transfixed for a while!
So here’s the card which took quite so long yesterday!
And the next squarish square blanket I have put together this week – I’m nearly at the end of all these shapes now…
My whole family, two daughters, two sons in law, and five grandies, are all on holiday at the moment in a village called Llangrannog in Mid Wales. We arranged to meet up on Monday at a red kite feeding centre down that way. What a sight! Over 100 birds flying around us as they gathered. How ever do they know the time?? They don’t land for the food that is thrown them, simply fly in, grab with their feet, take themselves up again and have lunch on the wing. A whole new meaning of Grab and go – I wonder if that’s where the supermarkets got their idea?! Because the day was so grey it was virtually impossible to get a decent photo pointing upwards to the sky – but I managed a few which I was pleased with:
As you can see from the shapes of the photos I have cropped the images. Didn’t think you wanted to see a load of empty sky or a load of grass with a tiny subject in the middle! These stunning birds have a 6 foot wingspan – and yet weigh only around 2 pounds. It was a beautiful experience – one we all thoroughly enjoyed – and well worth the 95 mile each way drive. The first of the two pictures shows the kite with food in his claws and reaching down to eat as he flies – the second I thought looked rather like the Red Arrow flight formation team as they came in as a family group to grab and go!!
So that’s it folks – that’s me this week. I’ve quite a busy day here – so will be around to visit between other things I must do. Just want Sarah to know that I do visit each week, and would love to comment – just can’t. SO sorry!!!
I trust you have all had a good week.
Take care. God bless.