I’ve just been watching the third of the caterpillars on the kitchen window forming its chrysalis. The other two are a day ahead and already all chrysalised up! It is fascinating… Mum’s not so enamoured as they did also demolish all her pretty flowers for their last meals, he he! There was a caterpillar crawling up the window with an actual round tummy! He was my fav!
You can watch him here: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Upon returning from 30+/40 degrees in Australia to what feels like minus 30+ degrees in Scotland I was feeling a little bit on the miserable side. But it’s hard to be miserable when the daffodils and snowdrops are in bloom!
There are still icicles.. and a lot of snow..
..but it’s the little things that make me smile. The little flashes of colour and signs of life, hopefully marking the end of winter!
I have been keeping a journal, of sorts, since the start of this year. It’s called the little book of smiles. In it I note all the the things that have made me smile. These things could be a good song (The Black Keys featured yesterday), Something nice someone has said or done, noting that the sun was shining or the birds are making the most lovely noises in the trees.
This morning my first entry has been this little sketch in appreciation of my first cup of tea. Earl Grey (Twinnings because nothing beats it).. With a splash of milk in my favourite mug! Perfect!!
My favourite mug…
…which I am rather proud of as I made it. Well drew on it at least! I’m not that slick on the potter’s wheel!
Meet my little book of smiles.. You should keep one too!
I promised my friend a while back to write a blog.. I failed horribly! WordPress terrifies me if I’m honest and didn’t even make one post! *hangs head in shame* but it is a new year and I am determined.. So here goes!
This good friend of mine pointed out that one thing she likes about me is that I notice the little things in life.. Maybe more than other people? I dunno. But I love that she noticed this little thing about me! So this blog will be all about the little things I notice along the way.. All the little things that make me smile 🙂
So here is the first thing I want to add.. Footprints in the snow!
I love trying to work out those little feet. Who do they belong to? What were they doing? We’re they happy? Where do they lead? Where were they going?
I also wonder if little prints like these bird feet make the same awesome ‘snow’ noise. You know.. That sound that isn’t crunching but kinda is. That bit of a squeak.. But definitely not that! Maybe it’s more of a creak? Well.. It just sounds like snow doesn’t it! And I love it ^_^