Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Mud, Mud, glorious MUD!!!!

I don't seem to have had anytime for blogging lately because, quite frankly, I am exhausted with the events of the past couple of weeks. Halloween was a case in point. The Thursday of that week we were at the school party, on Friday we went to the Rare Breeds Centre for their Spooky evening (check out their webpage and click on Halloween),which I have to say was fantastic and on the Saturday, we had 8 screaming witches for a party of our own. It absolutely poured down all day and most of the night...mud, pumpkins, mud, ghosts, mud, skeletons, mud....well you get the picture.

Then there was Bonfire Night. Isabel's school really pulled out the stops this year for a fabulous display of fireworks. Another wet night and lots more MUD! We in turn had our own fireworks party on Saturday night which my gallant man person had set up during the day hoping all would be well and you've guessed it...torrential rain all day and drizzle throughout the display. The sparks from the bonfire nearly set the neighbours on fire and more, MUD! I ask you where is all the rain coming from? I absolutely adore country living but I absolutely hate MUD!

Things have calmed down somewhat and I am now getting back to some serious crafting for Christmas. I have several works in progress but they are for 2 swaps that I am involved in and so must remain secret until the recipients have opened their packages and hopefully like what I have made for them.

The weather is now calmer but cold and crisp. As I drove home yesterday the moon was clearly visible through the branches of the trees that surround the house and this was 4.30 in the afternoon. My neighbour had a fire lit and the smell of the woodsmoke wafted over on the cold air. I love that smell.

As the night wore the moon appeared in a clear black velvety patch enabling me to take a picture.

Not a fantastic picture for such a beautiful object that shone down and illumnated the whole garden in it's soft, golden light.

And tonight, such a beautiful sunset, the sort we could have done with over the past couple of weeks!!

Dev X


Herzblatt said...

Welcome back Devina....I missed you very much !!!! Your pictures are lovely and I see, you had a lot to do with all the mud...*lol*.....
We had bad weather, too. But very warm, much too warm for this time of the year. Now it is colder. Your pictures of the sunset are absolutly great. Have you got a new camera???
Nice having you back!

funkymonkey said...

Great photos Dev.I looks like your coen of witches had a great party.

Toria said...

I hope you get a chance to relax & take it easy for a while now. I understand completely - with us it's 5 year birthday parties, there's at least one every weekend & I just want some quiet time for us.

Marja Kristiina said...

Thank you sooooo much, dear Dev!

These pics are once again amazing!!! You've got it going on ;-)

Charlene said...

WOW What a sunset. Excellent photo. I take so many sky photos & I can see I have found a like soul. Maybe I will send you a Texas sunset & we can compare.