"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Monday, February 15, 2010

A lovely day here today...

It had to have been mid to high 70s.  I'm not complaining but I'm not ready to give up hope of more rain to keep it green here a little longer.

Some different from the weather in the UK week before last...

DD and me at the Tower of London (which is not really a tower at all) with the Bridge in the background.  They were working on Henry's residence as you can see from the scaffolding.  What a somber place, especially when you think of all the living and dying that went on there...but it was amazing and very cool...cold in fact...haha! The wind was really blowing that afternoon and we were freezing (looks like she's shielding me from the wind)...but there wasn't snow on the ground...

Out in front of the B and B in the town where DD is living in Scotland.  The water you see at the horizon is the Moray Firth.  Beyond that is the North Sea.  Let me tell you, the wind off the Firth was bone chilling! And that road was icy...Notice that the cars park any direction they want to, which makes a confusing situation even more so. That driving on the other side of the road thing was very disconcerting, especially on winding mountain curves and in the snow and sleet...

Nessie was probably on vacation since I can't imagine her sticking around for this winter version of Loch Ness.  It was incredibly beautiful, though, and so majestic.

No, thank you...I want a few more amenities in a country cottage... Some of that thatch was green...but still...no... This was between Inverness and Loch Ness at Culloden Battlefield. The sun was shining and it was really quite beautiful...but, again, ridiculously cold and windy...

I needed more of this:


That was my first cup of tea in London...ahhhhhh, heavenly...I could go for some of that right now =-)

Or maybe something from here:


On the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.  Yes, I did warm up with a little refreshment there after our late night ghost walk in the vaults beneath the city...Now, that was creepy...=-/

Man, I do want to go back. I absolutely love it in both England and Scotland.  And I would love to go to Wales and Ireland, too.  But, when it's green...and warm(er.)

Now, I have to go make a cup of tea and find my slippers...

4 comments:

Rian said...

I love Scotland. Everytime I go there I feel a connection with the land, and I have wonderful memories...thanks for sharing yours.

It was 68 here today, blissfully warm and sunny. I'm going golfing tomorrow---another bit o' Scottish wonderfulness.xoxo

jenclair said...

Like Rian, I always feel a connection when in Scotland. Culloden Field made me cry. Thanks for sharing the pictures (we didn't get to see Nessy, either).

Debra said...

It all looks so cold! but you look happy to be there!

Deb Geyer said...

Looks like Oh! So much fun!! Thanks for sharing!