Feeling light-headed

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)
  • MGs
  • Tesco

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,

Little progress
Little progress

though not a great deal of such.

It was clearly holiday season,

Seasonal sailors
Seasonal sailors

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.

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In the cathedral, not all was not what it  seemed

Watch the birdie
Watch the birdie

and some approximations were harder to interpret than others

Leaping salmon
Leaping salmon

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.

astrantia (1 of 1)

I caught a crab – not from the sea nor yet in the cathedral, but in a shop window

The Crab of Steel
The Crab of Steel

and I could not resist half a dozen snapshots of this lovely car


which was in town for a rally.

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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.

One Comment

  1. August 17, 2015

    I can’t stand flower festivals. There was an annual festival in my last post and I struggled to be appropriately supportive and enthusiastic.

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