|'As sheep graze on pastures green' - Summer of Colour Week 1|
You've heard of the Bermuda Triangle, but I think I may have discovered a new twilight zone where things disappear never to be seen again. It can happen anywhere around where we live but the epicentre appears to be our house.
So far, since moving here in January the following have either never been located during the great unpack or have subsequently disappeared without trace:-
- The paper counterpart to my driving licence which was always kept in a file along with all my other boring but essential paperwork. Wasn't there when we unpacked.
- The only 'proper' necklaces I owned - a Tiffany heart and a Tiffany key. I remember packing them separately to all my other necklaces,chains and bits of bling so they didn't get tangled up and break. However, it seems I put them away so carefully that I have yet to find them despite having unpacked everything that we brought over from Ireland.
- The stripy hat which I lost, then found, then lost again. (Although I'm convinced I saw one of the villagers walk past our house with it on her head not long after I lost it for the second time so there might not be such a mystery to that one.)
- Reuben found a ball on the beach a couple of weeks ago. It was love at first sight. He carried it back to the car and refused to leave it behind. After I'd given it a good wash, he lovingly transported it round the house, occasionally dropping it at our feet and nudging it a little until we got the message that he wanted to play 'hall ball' (a game devised during the worst of the weather when we discovered our very long hallway was perfect for a game of fetch). On Saturday S was playing a quick game of hall ball with the dogs before we took them to the beach. The ball was left in the house. That was the last we saw of it. It has joined all the aforementioned objects in the black hole of lost and found. I've searched every inch of our house and as much as I can of our gardens (it's a jungle out there)and it has simply vanished. Poor Reuben is inconsolable. Well, he's not but I'm baffled nevertheless.
|Reuben with his beloved ball before it disappeared!|
- On Sunday we had summer - the weather was glorious and we took ourselves out to the garden to enjoy it. We left out two bowls of water for the dogs. Only one of them has made it back. The other has joined Reuben's ball in the Caithness Triangle.
I may never solve the mystery of the disappearing objects but anyway, today is the first day of the summer of colour over at Kristin's blog and the colour combination that was voted most popular was turquoise and citrus green.
That colour combo was perfect for one of the Big Skies, Little Planet illustrations that I had blogged about last Friday. I just changed the title from 'As the last rays of the sun warm the sky' to 'As the sheep grazed on pastures green'
You can visit Kristin's blog on the link above or pop over to the Summer of Colour Facebook page to see what everyone has come up with for Turquoise and Green all this week.