"These Happy Days Are Yours And Mine"................
as always, joining in with Jen.
A Clouded Yellow
Its a gorgeous day in St Ives today. Olly and I have been out and about with the dogs. Mainly exploring some of the footpaths leading down to Clodgy Point. We were after some early Blackberries, for Olly to scoff. We found quite a few. Totally forgot the camera. What a plum. So much to record. I'm going back tomorrow.
It gave me my first happy though.
|pic courtesy of britishbutterflies.co.uk|
A Clouded Yellow!! This gorgeous lemon coloured butterfly was flitting about a field of wild flowers and grasses. I'm not sure I would have been able to record it even if I had a camera. I didn't know it was called that, until I got home and looked it up. It was so distinct. I've never seen one like it before. Apparently it's a rare migrant to the UK. Strangely enough we noticed a caterpillar on a Buddleia which had naturalised in the field. I think it's the Clouded Yellow caterpillar. Nature nerd heaven!
The Great British Bake Off
Starts this evening, and I'm already so happy about it. What's not to love about this programme? For those of you outside of the UK, it involves amateur bakers given different technical and artistic challenges by Mary "Queen of Cakes" Berry and Paul "let me kneed your buns" Hollywood. I have already bought the book that accompanies the series, and have baked a few things from it this weekend.
Stanley In Space & A Train & His Boy
You've probably seen these before. It was a bit of a You Tube phenomenon. But if you have little ones who love their trains, then show them. Show your little ones anyway. It made Olly chuckle and smile, and that in turn got my happy vote. They are completely charming, and demonstrate the love of a father for his little boy perfectly.
A Different Perspective
I must take at least half a dozen photographs of my garden everyday. In all lights and weathers. Morning, afternoon and evening. It's what I do. It makes me happy. This is my favourite shot of the summer so far. By coincidence my blog has made me stop and notice those everyday things in greater detail. I have discovered the joy of capturing a detail or a fleeting moment in my day with my camera. I've had some nice things said about these photos, and that makes my ego happy too!
That's the happy.