Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Friday, 19 December 2014

The Farmyard Robin

Todays card is the most made card I produce. I just love it and the fact that it appeared on a cdrom that I never expected is an added bonus. This image and backing paper is on the Leslie Anne Ivory Cats cdrom brought to us by Joanna Sheen. I never expected this image and I was so pleased when I found it. I have of course glittered the image. What I really like about this image is that the farm in the background looks so much like the farmhouses in the valley here. What has always made me laugh is that the outbuildings are always so much bigger than the house itself. After all the animals were the important things and you had to make sure that they were looked after to enable you to make a living. But as you look at this picture it's just the same as the farms round here.

It's a cold day here in the mountains today. It has spent most of the morning hailing. The nip has returned to the I've got my winter socks on,,it's not as cold as I need my leggings yet but it may come to that yet, I was feeling rough yesterday after my B12 injection..I don't know why it affects me like that but I'm the same with every injection. I was in bed by 8.30 last night. The cats looked at me as if I had lost my mind but they didn't mind the electric And I must have needed to go to bed..for the first time in an age..I slept through until 8 this morning. I woke up feeling as if I was If only I could convince my legs that they were 17. I'm expecting deliveries today, so I'm sat by the window. I still haven't finished wrapping but I aim to do all that this weekend. I've got some cards to finish which hopefully I will do today.

As far as my christmas preparations are going, I think I've nearly finished. The veg is coming next's got to be the smallest amount that I've ordered in the last 25 years. It seems so strange thinking back over the life can be compared to how many pounds of sprouts I buy at But still to me it wouldn't be christmas without them. I now do them with bacon,chestnuts and pinenuts and personally would be quite happy with a big bowl of them for myself. The only thing that I could add is that it's probably just as well I only share my bed with the animals. They aren't I'm having turkey on christmas day with gammon on christmas eve ..maybe..I may have it on Boxing day..I haven't decided yet. I'm just waiting for some presents that I've ordered that should come in the post today..then I'm all done.

It will be a hard christmas this year but I have lots of happy memories of christmas past. I can't imagine that life will ever be the same again but I have to count my blessings. I have such a lot of things to be thankful for.

Well the coffee is calling and a caffeine hit is needed. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting

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