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

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Perfect Thank You

Today's card is from Joanna Sheens Hollypond Hill cdrom. This cd features the artwork of Susan Wheeler.This particular image is another which doesn't have rabbits on but I adore it. There always seems to be a time when we need a thank you card and this is an image that I have used lots of times. I mounted the image onto some pink card and then mounted that onto a decorative card. When making cards, I normally start with a blank white card and take it from there but this time, I'm using a decorative card that I was given. The card has a pink and white pattern that looks like lace and also features a shaped edge which also looks like lace.

Well today it looks as if the weatherman has got it right. Which doesn't bode very well for the rest of the week. He had said that today would be sunny and fine and it the first time in ages. The worrying thing is that the weatherman has also said that the rest of the week is going to be terrible..with high winds and more rain. I'm hoping that the Virgo man has managed to plant the trees. One of my friends has sent 4 trees in Henry's memory and they arrived yesterday. There is an apple,pear,plum and a cherry. I hope that they take and will prosper. I'm hoping to buy a bramley apple later in the year, alongside the herbs. I always remember my Grandfather saying that he was never able to grow parsley from seed until he met Percy Thrower. For those of you so much younger than me, Percy Thrower was the Alan Titchmarsh of his day.He was a well known gardener and I can remember meeting him lots of times.He said that the only way to get parsley to grow from seed was to pour boiling water on the seed. Don't ask me why this worked but my Grandfather swore by it. He was such a good gardener. In our vegetable garden we grew peas,rhubarb,carrots, onions,potatoes, green beans, cabbage and sprouts. I always grew salad in a little greenhouse of my own...lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber. My Gran had charge of the herb garden and grew parsley, mint, pineapple mint and chives. She was always responsible for the flower gardens as well. What is it about sunny days that take me back to my childhood and to the gardens. When I was really small I had a tiny wheelbarrow of my own and I still have it. It was my pride and joy. I can remember one of the dogs would always come for a ride in my wheelbarrow and later she would come on a bike ride with me.She always chose to sit on the crossbar. I have some photographs of both these things..I will have to try to find them..and then I can share them with you and give you a laugh.

The shopping arrived this morning and the delivery driver turned out to be a cat lover. He had 4 of his own and was thinking of getting another one. I told him that was the road to He said what difference would 1 more make..I said that I can remember those days...about 30 years ago..and now I still have The cats immediately knew that he was a cat lover and were all over him like a They were sat in the van until he pulled the cat food out and then they just followed So with lots of feline help, I managed to get all the shopping away. I am so looking forward to dinner tonight...there is fresh salad...I do have a bit of a thing for raw spinach, rocket, onion and salad cream. So tonight we are having plaice, boiled potatoes and salad. It will feel like a treat. Thank you to all of you who have sent recipes and ideas for cheap meals..have some great ideas to try.

Well the coffee is calling and I'm hoping that Sparkle will arrive. He has already been round and put some handles onto my dresser. For some reason..all the handles had broken on the dresser and when I was sorting in the kitchen, I managed to find a bag of handles..goodness only knows where they were from but they have worked and look a treat. Now I can actually get into the drawers and cupboards with the use of bad I think that the pasta maker is in happy days. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

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