Hello....another very drippy wet day here in my patch (again), although we seem to be having what I think is known as Intermitent Short Sharp Showers interspersed with Brief Sunny Spells. It rains, then it stops. Rains then stops. And each time the rain stops and the sun comes out, Little People go outside to play, hopeful that the rain will stay away for good this time, only to find their games are cut short by yet another downpour. So it's been a rather In-out-in-out kind of morning so far. Right now they are In, although not in at Attic24 :: no, they obviously got bored of their own surroundings and decided to decamp across the road to number 21. So all is peaceful, all is quiet here right now. And I am enjoying the Intermitent Solitude.
This morning, during one of the brief Sunny Spells, I ventured out back to make my daily check on my poor, rain sodden, saturated, drippy backyard blooms.
I thought that they looked quite beautiful in the morning light, laden with drippy wet droplets of rain. My second lily has flowered, and is the most magnificent deep pink colour imaginable (top photo).
I really enjoyed taking these photographs (and yes, I was wearing my pyjamas at the time), and put together a little drippy wet mosaic for you....
All this wet weather is proving to be heavenly for the local molluscs. Look at this beast, caught in the act of eating his delicious Marigold breakfast. Ah well, thats life :: I do try and adopt the Live and Let live approach to gardening, so refuse to get my knickers in a twist over it.
With the Little People out the house for a short while, I've been taking the opportunity to indulge in some peaceful idling this morning. And my goodness, let me tell you I am Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery good at Idling. Could probably do it professionally if I put my mind to it.
I've been sat amongst my blankets and cushions, looking through the August issue of Country Living magazine, for the umpteenth time.
It really is delicious.
I enjoyed my mornings Idling a great deal :: thank you Country Living UK, we are very lucky to have you.
In other Idle Moments during the past couple of days, when I've been trying to take my mind off BB, I've been using up the remainder of the Rowan pure wool to make a simple granny square cushion cover. Which also remains unfinished, cos I realised that it too needs that missing blue colour.
So in a weeny short while, I shall finish my idling and go and retrieve my Little People and set forth down the A56 to visit the yarn shop, to purchase the yarn, to finish the blanket, to set the scene, to take the photographs for the long awaited BB-Ta-dah moment. It is almost time folks.
Right-oh..all that remains for me to say today is a hhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge big thankyou to all of you who took the trouble to vote for Attic24 over at the Dorset Cereals Little Blog Awards. More than 500 of you have voted in the last 24 hours, and you have totally rocked my colourful little world.
((thank you)) with all my heart.
See you tomorrow...
Edited to add :: 2.40pm :: The Blue Yarn Has Landed!!! BB here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!