Monday, 2 May 2011

Glare!



What a day it has been today, a day of such intensity of light and sound. The sun has followed it's path across the bluest of skies in all it's glory. A hot, fierce sun harsh and glaring. Uncomfortable on the eyes, burning the skin.



It brought beauty to the leaves, changing their colours and a vibrancy to the flowers. Gnats dancing in golden light, ephemeral, translucent.





It created strong shadows and, occasionally, as an odd cloud passed in front of the sun, a split seconds relief from the furnace.




All this to the backdrop of the most incredibly wind, the constant noise of swishing and flapping, moaning and creaking. A constant movement with the tiniest lulls now and again, bringing back the glare and the heat on bare skin. A constant bombardment of the senses.









The shade from the apple tree was a most welcome relief, a chance to relax and rest tired eyes from squinting and sooth baked skin and of course partake of some hooky goodness. As I write this, the very clever lady who designed the tutorial for this gorgeous bunting has completely gone out of my head...must be a touch of sunstroke....Anyhow, will credit her when I complete the project hopefully.



I am so enjoying this project and have taken the opportunity to unpick a blanket that was shoved to the back of a cupboard to salvage some the beautiful rowan wool.



I hope that you have all had a relaxing holiday and enjoyed some sunshine and crafting.


Dev x


p.s. As you can see I am having a few problems with the settings for the new blog editor. I can get some of the pictures to enlarge but am having problems dragging them to different areas of my blog? There are other problems, but I am too tired to fiddle with them now!

6 comments:

♥coco rose♥ said...

Lovely post! We went on a picnic yesterday with some friends and it was blustery to say the least!!!!!!

The bunting is gorgeous! I love your colour combinations!

Have a super day!

Vanessa xxx

Pomona said...

The wind was terrible - my husband and daughter had a scary near-miss with a tree. And today, although it is sunny, it is very chilly indeed!

Pomona x

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

The photos are lovely, even if the day was windy and hot! That's Idaho weather (here in Missouri, they say it just gets muggy and hot). :)

A happy day to all,

Marqueta

Melanie said...

Fab photos and lovely crochet :) xxx

a mermaids purse said...

beautiful images, love the windy washing blowing- i was worried mine yesturday might fly to the neighbours yard ;0)x
love the crochet- beautiful colours dev- sophia 's wearing your brooch today on her cardi x

a mermaids purse said...

how jinxy minxy is that!- i post on your wall, only to see you've posted on my wall! hehe x