Whenever I look at this photo it is as if the sun is suddenly shining and I smile instead of grumbling. Thanks Sartorialist for an amazing photo.
According to the Buzz test the right job for me is being an astronaut – thats what happens when you say your choice of social network is wordpress! Martin turned out to be a humanitarian which is just as well since Sam hid under the chair and then attacked him this morning.
Anyway today was up at the allotment clearing out the shed in normal Edinburgh weather, rainbows, gale force wind, sunshine, hailstones and rain. Sam thought it was an abominable disappointment and is applying for a transfer to somewhere in Africa. It was too cold to hunt mice, the rabbits were down under and even Diesel the farm cat was tucked up warm. Housework now and then shopping - a very down to earth day for me while Sam is hugging the radiator.
the March hare went on. ”I do” replied Alice hastily, “at least – at least I mean what I say and that is the same thing you know.” Lewis Carroll
I realised this week that some words I had grown up with don’t mean anything to other people – at least shuggy boat can be googled but you don’t find anything for door stential or broughtons (as in “don’t show your broughtons up”). I am guessing broughtons are them who brought you up but google shed no light on the saying although it recognised “had your whisht”.
I had hoped to make it to Inverness library on Wednesday so I could see one of the other artworks that was part of the same project as the Buckhaven mural but it didn’t work out. The quote on the Inverness library is “Folk would read the weather…like a sign, a look, a face, a book. What are you reading”. It made me wonder because you read all sorts of things but you don’t read pictures or photographs. I guess if you are imagining the meaning then you are reading but the imagination is not stretched in the same way by a picture – a picture is worth a thousand words!
Thinking of hares, Dublin has a sculpture of dancing hares. Its Dublin Ohio though so its not going to be a wee trip for me to check them out but you can see them here http://laughingsquid.com/dancing-hares-a-bronze-sculpture-of-3-giant-rabbits-in-dublin-ohio/ You might also want to see the sunbathing hare in Russia http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/florentijn-hofman-sunbathing-hare-russia
Had a trip to Buckhaven, Fife on the coast at New Year. Instead of seagulls there were books! Although really they were for writers – all full of clean pages all ready to be written on with your favourite story.
The artist is Rogue One https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogue-one-graffiti/301157459903324 and it is one of five murals although I have to find out where the others are yet!
It can be isolated I am sure but right now I am jealous of Johnny, his wife and family. I am in the middle of one of the very distressing car park wars that can happen between residents sharing blocks of flats and then today I realise that, while we have all been bickering away, an adjoining house without any rights of access or parking at all has cut a gate into our private car park and adorned it with Keep Clear signs! Grrrrr…a mountain in the middle of mountains sounds good to me even if the deer own the place.