Day 358~366

Storm Barbara started on us about 12 midday and we thought it was a bit of a poor show to start with. ¬†Phil and I went out dropping cards off to relatives and having cups of coffee with all, and by the time we drove home we were in the thick of it, Barbara was definitely mean and feisty. ¬†So we are home now and warm and toasty while the wind gusts about and sporadic episodes of lashing rain come and go. Definitely not a night to ¬†venture forth with a camera, well at least not if you are a…

Day 327~366

Forgot to post this as have been keeping the cat company, she hasn’t had the best of days today, but is much happier now Phil is home and she can snuggle on his lap. ¬†Anyway here is the ball shot for today. “Does anyone know how to work this thing?” ‘Ummm…maybe we’re supposed to make a wish?’ “‘No you have to look at it until you get a misty vision”‘ “I thought misty vision meant I was hungry.” ‘Well then let’s cut out the middle man and just go get some biscuits.’ “Now you’re talking!”

Day 326~366

Ooh only 40 days to go! Anyways today we have had atrocious weather, it’s been very dark grey skies, lots of rain and now the wind has really picked up too. It’s horrid out there. I did not fancy going out with the ball, and the dull light indoors wasn’t very inspiring, so I waited until proper dark, (would have said night but proper dark ¬†happened at 4.30 in the afternoon!) and messed about with flowers and candles. I quite like the result.

Day 325~366

A crystal ball, also known as an orbuculum, is a¬†crystal or glass¬†ball and common fortune telling¬†object. It is generally associated with the performance of clairvoyance¬†and scrying¬†in particular. The earliest use of a crystal ball can be first attributed to the Celtic Druids¬†who divined the future and omens with beryl¬†balls. In the 1st century AD, Pliney The Elder¬†describes use of crystal balls by soothsayers. By the 5th century AD, scrying was widespread within the Roman Empire¬†and was condemned by the early medieval christian church¬†as heretical. Dr. John Dee¬†was a noted British mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth 1st….

Day 314~366

Well today The Donald has become the 45th President of the USA, we certainly live in interesting times. ¬†I am going to ‘borrow’ a poem from my pal FD’s blog which suits how I feel today. In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter, war spreading, families dying, the world in danger, I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover. (Wendell Berry) The world turns in mysterious ways sometimes.