Even the special photographic lights I was given as a fourtieth birthday present this year, can't penetrate the dull day we are having today.
It's one of those days that makes you think of the word leaden, which is quite a beatiful word, especially when contrasted with the word pink. Or orange, or lipstick red. Leaden can be a word and a colour that makes other things sing when contrasted. Like a comedy double act, where the straight man or woman makes the funny partner shine and sparkle, setting off and showcasing their comedy.
I was given a deep bright pink Amaryllis flower yesterday, (by the florist because the flower was about to wilt and die, and I was admiring its beauty). And she wrapped it in a leaden grey coloured paper, and the flower's colour sang even more.
But my camera is not photographing well in the dim light today, so I can't show you the splendid Amaryllis unfortunately.
I did photograph a new Evangeline I have made, earlier, but the photographs are not good, hopefully we'll have sunlight tomorrow. Or even light.
So here I am, without photographs, except one I took last week of a rooster Hugo fashioned from pastry and placed on top of the steak and ale pie he made for supper. I'm working on a sculpture of a splendid cockerel at the moment, so that's why Hugo made the pastry rooster, it was rather wonderful, made me laugh.
The striped diamonds are progressing nicely. They are addictive to make, and I love seeing how the different colours knit up in to stripes.
Before I go, here's something you might like to listen to that may well make you smile, even laugh. 'In and out of the kitchen', comedy with Miles Jupp (from the superb, wonderful, fabulous series 'Rev'). If you do have thirty minutes where you can sit down and listen to the radio, perhaps curled up with your knitting or crochet and a nice beverage, please can I entice you to listen to 'in and out of the kitchen', link here. (unfortunately it's only available to listen to on i-player till 18th November). I'm sure you'll come away glad you listened, with a smile on your face.
A good way to start the weekend, with a smile, don't you think?