After I had published the blog post yesterday I had another Blue Skies friend drop me an e-mail which had me rolling on the floor with laughter and feeling warmth again. I was thinking earlier that maybe I should just define why these Blue Skies friends are so important – it is because these are the people who don’t simply take when the going is good and then make themselves appear busy when times are tough – they are the friends who care enough to make that extra effort when skies are grey.
What does puzzle me though is how they all managed to synchronise themselves to yesterday because none of them know any of the others and some of them had no idea how tough things have been for me the past few weeks … now that is what I find really magical.
Anyway we had more blue skies today and although it was frosty on the ground and stayed frosty in shadow all day in the sunlight it was really pleasant. Dog and Pup both spent time soaking it up and even I sat down in the sun for a wee while this afternoon.
I had been taking moon pictures last night and wanted to capture this lunar halo – need to keep working on my technique! These halos are caused by high thin cirrus clouds which are usually a precursor to storms – yet today dawned bright and blue again.
I stumbled across some Pup family photos the other day:
After the boys had sunbathed for a few hours we did our walk – shortened because my mobile decided to run out of battery instantaneously and I needed to get home and charge it because I am waiting on a call about yesterday’s interview. I had an e-mail about an interview for a job next week so I made that call and got that confirmed in my diary. Then I popped into Kirrie for some urgent messages. On the return I stopped at the top of the Commonty and sat on the plinth infront of the benches – the sun wasn’t on the benches! Just infront of me were the shoots of spring bulbs coming through the grass
However by far the loveliest thing I saw today was a stuffed toy which had been sat up on the low wall. From the approach above it appeared to be a real cat hunched over something – everyone that passed it turned to check and then smiled. I am guessing it is a lost toy and a kindly passer by has popped it there in the hope it will be reunited with its person. By far the nicest interaction with it was from a group of youngsters with disabilities. They were out with support workers and one woman had pushed a lad in his wheelchair up the brae. They paused beside the toy and his face lit up and they had a signed conversation about it whilst a wee boy behind was calling out a greeting to me and waving.
It reminded me of bagpuss – a scruffy and dirty toy cat with a mouse dangling from its mouth by a ribbon tail brought love and smiles to the faces of all who passed by. Blue skies and sunshine and warmth in Kirriemuir again today.