Monday, October 08, 2012
Sunshine in October
We've had four days of glorious autumn sunshine: balmy air, blue skies, soft breezes. Grandson's other grandparents were up for the weekend, as was Daughter 2, and on Saturday we went for a walk along the shore at Cramond.
The sea was an innocent blue. Oystercatchers lazed on the shore.
Surely winter can't be round the corner?
Home again, Grandson enjoyed playing with some polished stones and Miss Oswald's brass bowl. Miss Oswald was a very jolly 90-year-old neighbour of ours. She died some years ago but when she was a little girl, she and her three sisters were invited with the other children in their village to a children's party at the Big House. When they left, the children were each given a present and this bowl was hers (and much later she gave it to me ... longish story). I thought it was an odd Christmas gift for a child but in fact Grandson likes clanging the stones into it. And out again. And in again.
On Sunday, Daughter 2, Mr Life and I walked in the Botanics. We admired the autumm leaves - so orange and red and yellow! ...
... the gentians - so blue! ...
... and the autumn crocuses - so purple!
Cassie also had a pleasant weekend.