Sunday, July 27, 2008

Summer's here at last!

Hurray! We've been having glorious weather here for a change! Just the sort of hot summer days that you need to make you feel that you're really on holiday! So I've been spending alot of time in the garden, pottering around, deadheading and making the garden look nice. I've also been crafting in the garden; one job was to re-elastic my Zill (finger cymbals). We've been doing some work with cymbals in class for the last couple of weeks and the elastic in them wasn't tight enough, so I couldn't get a good rhythm for fear of them spinning off my fingers and knocking someone out! The Zill with ribbons on are my thumb cymbals; the elastic on them is a little bigger than the fingers ones, so I know the difference without having to try them all on. The ornate pair are my favourite; they're slightly lower in tone than the other pair. I also crocheted a little purse to keep them in because I'm forever losing them in the depths of my dance bag!

Yesterday I spent painting bulbs in the garden. They're so pretty and now I have a nice batch in my shop, ready to light up everyone's lives *lol* So I'm doing work out there too you know! Just in case you were thinking it's all fun in the sun! Hot

You know, it turns out that my camera also has a flower setting! I love my camera! Look how pretty this poppy is! The local farmers are cultivating these poppies to make morphine, so they pop up everywhere wild now.

And hurray! my Erygium is starting to flower! It's not fully flowering yet, the head will be a deep blue when it's ready, but I love the alien appearance of these flowers!

I'll leave you with a couple more sunsets.

Isn't this one glorious?!

I'm off now to replace a light fitting in my Mums bedroom. I'm a little nervous! I've never done it before, but I have my big book of DIY and a volt meter, so hopefully I won't give myself an impromptu perm! Later Mum and I are going to have a Vin Deisel marathon movie session. She's never seen The Chronicles of Riddick and asked me if it was good. I said it was enjoyable if just for the eye candy 'Ah' she said 'I know, buff?' My sister and I taught her what 'buff' meant a few weeks ago. Yes Mum, Buff! So I'm taking round Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick.

Enjoy the sunshine everybody!


ampersandebeth said...

wow - those are all great pictures! what kind of camera do you have?

I know what you mean about needing a hot summer day or two to make it feel like its actually summer...

Hope you enjoyed movie night with your mom! :)

ampersandebeth (ravelry)

Kookie said...

Hi Ginny **waves** isn't it GLORIOUS?!
Your painted bulbs look fab, I bet you can guess my favourite *lol* I've been crafting in the garden too, shredding paper to make more paper ; )



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