Yesterday’s quick trip to town consisted of:
- purchase of two polo shirts from EWM
- a half hour’s shearing session at the hairdresser
- half an hour in the cathedral with the camera, taking photos of the flower-arranging festival exhibits
- cheese (pecorino with saffron and black peppercorns)
I am so relieved to be shorn. When we go away I shall be able to wash my hair so much more easily.
There was ferry knitting,
though not a great deal of such.
It was clearly holiday season,
though thankfully no cruise liners in port.
I think most of the town’s visitors were in the Cathedral, which was packed. I had a prime lens fitted to the camera and had a great deal of trouble in stepping back far enough to frame the huge flower arrangements. These small butterfly posies were a lot easier, and there were many of them- I think one per pillar, each seemed to be a different colour variation.
In the cathedral, not all was not what it seemed
and some approximations were harder to interpret than others
It took a leap, and perhaps some squinting, in order to recognise the salmon atop the salmon leap.
I confess that overall I admired the skill involved but felt little love for the flowers in their artificial poses. These Astrantia growing in the shade of a tree outside Kirkness & Gorie appealed to me far better.
I caught a crab – not from the sea nor yet in the cathedral, but in a shop window
and I could not resist half a dozen snapshots of this lovely car
which was in town for a rally.
We also saw a lovely red MGB on our perambles, though did not stop for photos.
More flowers from the cathedral?
While you are enjoying those, I shall be finishing the sleeve for my Warriston.