Right now as I write this, it is absolutely pouring with rain. It's dull and grey and the rainwater is running down our street like a mini river. I'm wearing woolly socks and truthfully if the log basket hadn't been empty then we would most certainly be lighting the fire. It's so un-Springlike that it's a bit depressing actually, but then this is British weather at it's most typical. Gloriously sunny one minute, peeing down with rain the next. Coats off, coats back on. Flip flops on, then where-the-heck-did-I-put-my-wellies. Hot, cold, sun, rain, and so on.
Last night, as you can see from these photos, it was absolutely beautiful, one of those glorious late Spring evenings with long shadows and that particular shade of vibrant grassy green that makes you breathe deeply, smile spontaneously and perhaps even want to run with your arms outstretched. I can secretly tell you that I did just that - ran down the hill with my arms out like an aeroplane. Luckily for me, I have a five year old who makes it just about ok to do such things without causing too much alarm for passers by. We were walking across the park (running too) to the polling station to put some x's in the boxes. I was captivated by the colours of grass and sky, of shadows and clouds, of freshly unfurled leaves and frothy pink blossom.....the colours of May....
....and then today when I was crocheting away on my Harmony Blanket, it suddenly occurred to me that I have these same colours in my yarn bag. Blues, Greens, Pinks, Purples. I am love, love, loving these colours, they are singing such a charming, harmonious song to me! I'm 2/3 of the way through making my blocks now, I'll take some photos when it brightens up and show you how it's looking.
I hope the rain eases up and we can get out into the woods this weekend to see the bluebells, that would make me super happy. Fingers and toes crossed xx