The day that the rains came down – 27 July 2015

Sometimes after a particularly busy weekend, like this one was, we just want to relax on a Monday.  Today that relaxation was somewhat forced upon us.  From when I woke at 7.45am until now at around 10.00pm it has rained non-stop.  What’s worse, is that we have the same to look forward to tomorrow apparently and little let up on Wednesday.  On Thursday the rain will halt for a while to allow the entrance of northerly gales.  Oh what fun, and this is summer?  Personally I blame the Tories and Nicola Sturgeon.  Probably Alex Salmond is in the mix somewhere too, because there isn’t a pie he hasn’t got his finger in.  I’m hoping against hope that we’ll get an Indian Summer.  Some lovely balmy breezes in late September and early October.  We’ll probably need them to melt the snow.

The only photos I got today were these ones of sparrow scuds (young birds) waiting impatiently to be fed.

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A day at home, playing nurse – 24 April 2015

It was a misty dreich morning, so rather than go out for a walk, I attempted what is probably my first pen and wash drawing in forty years.  It won’t be my last I hope.  Next time I must ignore the dreichness and go out and paint in the wild “plein air” as we artists call it!

Then Scamp arrived home early from work feeling ill which is very unlike her.  She was eventually encouraged to go to bed and sleep it off.  So although the weather was improving, I thought I should be a good nursie and stay home to look after the invalid. She’s much better now and happily watching Masterchef.

I spent most of the afternoon playing around with blogging software and am presently writing this on Mars Edit.  It’s not my favourite, that certainly goes to the Mickysoft one.  Although it’s not supported any longer, it’s simply excellent.  I’d have liked to trial Desk, but it needs OSX 10.9 and that’s not going to happen yet.  I’ve still got Blogo to test, but hopefully that will be soon.

Anyway, it started raining in the late afternoon, so although Scamp was back on her feet and looking a lot better, I couldn’t be bothered getting all dressed up to get some foties, so I took some in the garden – in the rain.  That’s what gets photogs a bad name!

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Raindrops on a daffodil leaf.

Panasonic 45-200mm + 16mm+10mm ext tubes.

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Raindrops on tulip petals.

Panasonic 45-200mm + 16mm+10mm ext tubes.