But even in the rain, it is so lovely up here on our little hill top. The view over the valley is always different. Some days in the mornings we are above the clouds and the valley is filled with a layer of cloud
and some days we are IN the clouds, and the early morning walk takes place in a world made all mysterious
And then the clouds lift, the sun breaks through, and the view from the kitchen window shows a different world again with just the slightest haze giving everything a pearly shimmer -
A few days ago, whilst taking the dogs out for their morning walk, I came across a mess of feathers on the path. I was so sad to see that the feathers were those of a hoopoe, such a beautiful bird. I don't know what killed it, possibly a bird of prey, but there was nothing left of the bird except a lot of feathers. I picked them all up carefully, cleaned them and dried them as they were wet with the morning dew -
I'd like to make a collage with some of the feathers, kind of to honour the bird whose death gifted me with these beautiful things.
I was so happy when the post lady drove up in her little yellow van and delivered my swap ATCs from Kimberly. The theme for the swap had been, Pink, Black and Bling, and I was over the moon with the ATCs I received in the swap.
I was so lucky to receive one of Kimberly's ATCs -
She is a wonderful swap hostess and her ATCs are always such a delight.
Next, Sylvia's oh so stylish and elegant ATC -
And Jane's absolutely gorgeous ATC -
And Kimberly had sent them so beautifully packaged, personalised and with the cutest yoyo flower brooch -
The weather forecast for the next few days is for rain, rain, rain, which is so disappointing. I was looking forward to a brocante / vide grenier tomorrow, but it might not happen :-(. Ah well, I might actually get round to measuring, packing and listing a few of the things I found at the last one!
Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are, and as always, thank you for visiting.