Good Afternoon One and All, I hope today is a good one for and you are feeling tip top.
It's warm and sunny here so washing out, grass cut and a bit of weeding in the back garden. There is the odd darkish cloud about but I don't think rain will come.
Thanks so much for your lovely comments on Ken's card, you are very kind and I do appreciate them.
I have another outdoor card today and this one is made for another friend who will climb her last Munro next month. It's tradition that your friends climb the mountain with you and then there's a hoolie afterwards. Alistair had a great party after his last mountain a few years back, so now it's the turn of Cath. Now unfortunately I'm not going, cos I don't do mountains and they will have to be away early and I wouldn't get into the hotel room until the afternoon, and it's all a bit of a hassel, but I will be with them in spirit. The mountain they will be climbing is An Teallach, and it's the one our boy is named after, so here is the card;
Woodware stamp, thought this was just the perfect image for a climber, coloured with SN pens, Momento inks and Ink Dusters to make the background, with Inkylicious grass, birds and sentiment stamps. I think I should have made the card bigger, the boots look a bit out of proportion, but that's my signature....I always get something not just quite right.
We went down to see the swans yesterday and got some great photos;
Here is Dad keeping an eye out
As I've mentioned the swans are in the lake at our new University of the Highlands and Islands grounds and this is the uni building, there are lots of lovely paths around it, and a new installation of the Kelpies
If you look closely there is a little figure on the left hand Kelpie to she the scale, and alone one of the paths there are some of these lovely bowers, you could sit quietly and read, then the front of the building, it's all very modern.
We went in for a coffee, there is a good refectory, and when we come out the swans had got themselves round to the smaller lake,
We wondered how they did it as the cygnets won't yet be flying, so they must have walked, a man who was also watching them showed us a photo of them walking with mum leading the babies around the lake. Kicking myself that I'd missed that one.
Well it's been photo heavy today, but I know some of my lovely Followers like to some of our country side and well, swans are like Snowmen, everybody loves them. They also feel like our swans as we have followed this little family from egg sage to now. They have a super mum and dad as all eight cygnets are still there, they have been so well looked after.
Hope you've enjoyed the post today and not bored, I'm off now to make a chicken curry for dinner, and then visit your lovely blogs.
Seen you soon,