It is not what we take up, but what
we give up that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Look what came in the mail for me today. I won a giveaway on Clare's blog and the material is so pretty.
When I opened the parcel I had to make a nice hot cup of tea, sit at the table and stare at the material, and think and think and admire it. Thank's again Clare, I love it. My friend Heather will be over soon to stare at it too.
We had such a sky show over the Avon Valley last night. The thunder and lightning only lasted a while but the sky afterward was just stunning. The lightning didn't just travel downward, it also travelled across the sky. After the storm, the sky took on a magnificent yellow tinge, and Cory and I stood outside for ages just looking at it. In the end I thought to grab the camera and in the short time of going inside and coming back out, the sky changed to a darker colour. I wished I had thought of the camera sooner. But look at these pics.
Lovely colours in the sky.
The clouds were so unusual, that they looked like great big dumplings in the sky. This photo was taken at 6.30 at night.
I have been for a visit to the local library and found some really interesting book titles. The book written by Martha Long is the third title in a series of hers. I recommend you read book number 1 'Ma, he sold me for a few cigarettes'. Truly an amazing biography of a woman growing up in Dublin in the 1950's. Book two is 'Ma, I'm gettin meself a new mammy', just as good. And the third book is unwinding to be as interesting as the other titles.
The fairy book and quick gifts has some lovely ideas to keep me out of trouble. The knitted beads look like a great way to use up bits of wool. I've just finished eating a yummy bowl of nachos with Cory, as we do everyday after school and now Brandon wants me to watch a teen spook on TV with him. A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do. Have the best weekend, and catch you soon. Kind regards, Anita