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

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.