Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Rain, rain go away, come again another day!
The old childhood adage worked!!
We had seventeen hours of continuous heavy rain over sunday which continued through the night and then most of monday morning.
Tuesday, though a little chilly, was a typical spring day with blue skies, fluffy white clouds and watery sunshine.
But today we're back to heavy rain again.
It started last night just before bedtime and it's still at it.
Now some places around here are experiencing a drought, we really haven't had much rain since before last summer and the couple of weeks of snow didn't help much.
The water companies are already talking of hosepipe bans and standpipes in the streets.
One weatherman said it would need to rain heavily and continuously, day and night for a month to make any dent in refilling the reservoirs which, in some places, are two thirds down on what they should be at this time of year so I suppose every little helps.
I know some of you were interested in my hospital treatment after the envelope debacle, well I went for a review for my phototherapy sessions today. My skin has responded so well that I've been officially signed off from treatment so my three times a week, thirty mile round trip has officially stopped from today. I've another review in April but so far it's looking good.
I thought you might like to see what the weather was like when we drove there this morning, DH was driving, not me, and all are taken through the car windows...the windsceen wipers were on but it was windy and the rain was lashing against the screen filling it very quickly before the next sweep:
Cars coming towards us through the heavy rain
The old ash tree on the village green in a village where DH stopped for a newspaper, it doesn't look as bad but it was still raining heavily just more sheltered from the wind
Turning into town
i think the lights in the shop windows look pretty through the rain drenched glass
Sunday, March 04, 2012
I've had this on my Sparkpage for a while now but it still makes me smile:
Friday, March 02, 2012
Dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening
And live like it's heaven on earth.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Pink ink heart Valentine zentangle I made for my DH...that's supposed to be us in the middle...lol...
I like to zentangle, I find it very relaxing and I can watch telly at the same time.
You don't need to be artistic, just do whatever you fancy...it's a glorified doodle really but I enjoy the challenge of trying to create something a little different each time...and I like to make up unusual names for the pieces I've created.
Sometimes I'll give them as presents or cards but mostly they're just in an old briefcase and I look at them from time to time.
All you need is black and coloured ink pens, some pieces of card, I often use the backs of old christmas cards unless it's for someone, and away you go.
Each shape is filled with whatever little design you create, tiny circles, crosses lines, dots...the list is endless.
When it's round and black it's traditional and is called a mandala but really you can just do whatever you want.
I like black traditional ones best but sometimes I inject a small amount of colour to them or else do the whole thing in a colour, what ever I feel like at the time.
Here are a few of the many I've created:
Black ink swirl zentangle
a touch of blue and pink
This one's in black, silver and gold, it doesn't show up too good here but the shape was inspired by a documentary on dinosaurs
I like this pattern, I use it a lot often in different colours
Not real keen on this but I never throw anything away, just learn from them!
This is the first one I ever created, it's a coloured mandala
If you want to see more with better detail you can click on this link then click on my 'zentangles, mandalas, doodles (set) in blue writing, then click it again, you can then click each each thumbnail to view on large.
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