Just a quick post with pics about the fabulous installation at the National museum in Chambers st it is made of balloons and is brilliant. There were loads of things going on and one of the most enthralling pieces was the little tank with common jellyfish in it. Because it was see-through you could watch as lovely little live jellies, floated in front of your loved ones heads.
I just had to share and boast about my mothers day card and the day itself. I was woken with a lovely breakfast tray with tea, toast, fresh fruit and a wee flower in a glass! Then my card and present. The card is shown below, a fantastic graphic creation by my talented, lovely daughter. Later in the day we went to see Guilt Trip a lovely comedy about a guy going on a sort of road trip with his mum, played brilliantly by Barbera Streisand being not too Streisandy. All in all a heart-warmingly cosy day.
Mothers day card
Mothers day card, inside
I went down to visit the National Gallery on the mound last Friday and had not realised that Rodin’s The Kiss was in the Downstairs gallery. I had already walked right by it and on up to the second floor to look at some gorgeous Degas’s and one or two lovely Poussin’s. It was only on my way back through the first gallery when I noticed people taking videos and generally milling about the sculpture, that I noticed what it was. I had only looked at the white marble out of the corner of my eye and thought it was the 3 grace’s, this fact making me hurry on past to see some more highbrow stuff. I must admit it was a bit too white and sugary looking, not quite ‘dirty’ enough for me…ho ho. I’m pretty sure Rodin would have prefered it uncleaned and more visually edgey, with a bit of grime in all the nooks and cracks!!
The snow happened today and the poor wee crocuses on the meadows looked a bit shocked by the frigid air. I do love the monotone look of snow, and some dogs seemed to like it too maybe easier for them to notice other dogs?
sun and Snow
behind the Library
Fine art library
Big doggie wee doggie
cold wee flowers
I went for a walk up Corstorphine hill yesterday, the weather was very peaceful, no wind, very still and very grey but quite mild and beginning to feel springlike. we had lovely views through the trees, to the Forth and beyond. There was a large ship passing by Inchcolme island that made it look like another larger, slower ship. The Crocuses are in bloom on the meadows, bringing a little patch of hope and colour.
Corstorphine hill tower
First colour telly
Crocuses for Maria
heron in Merchiston
Tree at Bruntsfield
Today was a perfect beginning of spring, day. The sun was out the wind was in and it was cool but not brrr brr cold. After picking up a parcel from the sorting office in Falcon road I decided to take a long-cut home. I was wandering along Pitsligo Road which had roadworks, making me cross to the side I would not usually walk along, when I noticed a long lane going down to the right, towards the bottom of Morningside called Eden lane. It is a long cobbled lane with lovely old walls on either side and some amazing hidden properties, I can’t believe I have never seen it before. It was a bit of a ‘through the wardrobe moment’ but honestly I have got used to that, in this area I live in, there are loads of hidden, secret little places. You would have to do a lot of walking to come across them all, so lots of places still to come across I hope. The Angel is from Strathearn cemetry captured on the last lap of my route home.
We had a lovely holiday up in Great Bernera at Ros’s house. The weather was the usual mix for this time of year and we were lucky with one or two really nice days where the light was that amazing glowing sort of light, which makes warm colours really humm with an overdose of ultra violet. I look as mad as a brush with my furry hat on, I’m sure the cows thought I was one of them, but needs must when the wind is whooshing round your ears and drilling into your cranium.
In the reference part of the library and it is such a lovely old building. These reference drawers are fantastic.