Month: December 2008

December 26, 2008 /

Set of photographs of the dogs at the beach on Dec 25th, 2008. The deep/dark colours are due to my forgetting that I had a polariser fitted. In most cases, I don’t mind at all. There’s something deep and rich and lovely about these images – they remind me in some ways of oil paintings… like they already have the patina of age, somehow – just vague memories already.

Click any image in the post for a larger view.

December 24, 2008 / Living

The Safest Pair of Hands in Scotland just made a Special Delivery to our house. A Special Delivery from Santa, or one of his elves, it would seem – because the parcel is marked “Do not open until Xmas.”

It is addressed to me.

So, it would seem that we may not do Christmas, but Santa does.

I have a fair notion of what the parcel may contain, as I recognise a blue bag from Midlothian when I see it…

December 23, 2008 /

New today from Colourmart – Baby Merino 4ply in “Rustic”. One cone of 300 gms – 3/15NM – Baby Merino 4ply in “Rustic”. One cone of 300 gms – 3/15NM – gving 1,650 yards (2,450 yards per lb) Price: £11.17 incl p&p.

The colour is rich and deep and the feel is soft and sproingy even though the wool is still oiled…

December 23, 2008 /

So, we pass the Solstice and find ourselves either mid-Winter and facing the oncoming Spring, or just sinking into Winter. It’s not so much a matter of glass-half-full or glass-half-empty really, more which standard one chooses to adopt. According to the Met Office, Winter has just begun. Me? I understand that there are the oncoming wintry months to face still – but I do like the Pagan tradition of welcoming the returning sun. I just accept that although the sun is on his way, he has an awful long journey to make before we meet him at Platform 5 for his summer holidays in the Northern Isles.