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Letters To The Universe… The First of December Edition

Dear Time,
Yes, you’ve done it again, haven’t you? It’s now December yet it feels like it should be April or May. And judging by your track record it soon will be ( next April or May, that is!). I mean we have Christmas decorations up. OH MY WORD!!! Christmas decorations up!!! The blog. THE BLOG!!!!!

Dear Blogland,
I’m still caught up within that vortex of time, so have only come up for air to briefly write this post. And to quickly create a star-shaped candle for the Festive Season to go with all of my other candles which are free to use. As you know, I do like to share a little light every now and again, and I don’t see why being spun around in an almighty huge chronal thingamajig should prevent that.

Dear Blogland,
I do apologise, but this thought just sprang to mind.
What goes Ho Ho Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Ho Ho Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Ho Ho Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo??? Me being festive whilst spinning around in that chronal thingamajig. I did apologise. I did. I DID!

Dear Blogland (Yes, I do appear to be spamming you at the moment!!!),
Do you remember the indescribably cute critter Juke the Cat from last week’s Letters post? Well, things have changed. He’s my brother’s cat, and he took him to the vets for his first round of checks and unbecoming (for something so cute) poking and probing. Said poking and probing revealed that he is actually a she, and she is now called Jude. He or she, she is still so cute it’s untrue, and here’s another photo of her. Just because…

Dear Blackbird,
Thank you for posing for a few photos today whilst you were busy foraging. I remember you from last week, which is why I think you didn’t fly away as you knew I meant you no harm, but I was surprised when you flew quite close to me and looked directly at me. Your friend the robin also approached really close, but I don’t think he was just ready for his close up.
1… The blackbird…


2… The Robin…

Dear Mobile Phone Camera,
How handy you are when opportunities such as the above arise. Yes, sometimes the images may be a little grainy, but at least you are there, ready for me to grab at least a brief snapshot of different worlds interacting. Thank you for that!

Dear White Rabbits,
Happy December!

Dear The Word Tellurian,
Yes, we are all here together! We really should make the most of it.

Dear Letters To The Universe,
As promised, I have managed to get this week’s post out on Friday. Well, on Thursday for Friday, but at least that is slightly better than on Saturday for Friday. Still, better late than never is always good, and being just a tad early in the late stakes surely adds a bonus point or too. (Sorry, did I mention that chronal vortex tingy?)

And Finally, Dear Shivers,
It’s so good to see you again, and your accomplices, Chattering Teeth and Foggy Breath, seem to be making quite a few appearance themselves lately. Still, with the rate at which time is flying, all that shivering, chattering and fogging will soon be things of the past for this year as we hurtle into Spring.

Thank you for reading,

P.S. I wasn’t going to end this week’s post with a photo, as I have included quite a few attachments to the letters above…

… well, then I remembered I had another photo of the Robin in silhouette that I thought I’d share! Next week, Letters To The Universe will be on Friday. Or will it??? Pop by to find out! Mwahahaha! Oh, Happy December!


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Count

For One Word Sunday this week, Debbie’s theme is ‘Count’.

I’ve gone back through my archive folders (I’ve lost count how many times I’ve done that before!) and picked out seven (count ‘em!) photos that contain things that can be counted! They are a random selection of photos, some may have been used before, and if you have a spare few minutes you can sit and count to your heart’s desire. You can count on me to make a game of it! Also, if you have time, visit Debbie’s site for more interpretations on the theme.

Count Number One… Two Pound Coins:

Count Number Two… Crystals:

Count Number Three… Flowers In A Meadow:

Count Number Four… People On A Beach:

Count Number Five… Lily Pads On A Pond:

Count Number Six… Birds On The Water:

And Count Number Seven… Lines On A  Snail’s Back:


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Letters to the Universe… The Penultimate Edition!

Dear Blogland,
Just a couple of quick words to keep you in the loop. Stuck and Enclosed. Hahaha!!!! Ahem. Sorry. A little joke there; playing with words again… stuck? See? And enclosed. Within the… Ah well. Moving swiftly on. In my previous post, I included an image of some text in Latin, without checking beforehand what the words actually meant! Now, not speaking Latin myself, the words are just gobbledegook to me, but they do have meanings and may not be the exact Feel Good words I had intended to use. I’m writing this, and I still haven’t had a look at what the phrase is saying, but now I don’t want to know, and will remain merrily in cloud cuckoo land thinking they are still gobbledegook.

Dear Blogland,
Oops. Nearly forgot the second part to my ‘couple’! Yes, you did read the title to this post correctly. Next week’s Letters to the Universe will be the final post in this run, but there will be more letters at a later date. I do enjoy writing these posts, but I don’t want to have too much of a good thing. That said, the Letters may be back within the month!

Dear Disillusioned Folk,
Please think before you just act. Take a moment to look at yourself, breathe deeply. Think of other ways of doing things rather than taking the decision to go for what you have at the front of your mind. If you aren’t happy about some things, take positive steps to change them. Be a shining light for yourself and others and don’t make yourself yet another sad statistic. There’s a phrase I heard once that said ‘the hardest thing to do in life is live in it’… but we’re managing. I’m managing. And if I can do it, anyone can! Life is for LIVING.

Dear Thunderstorm,
Wednesday night’s performance was ground-trembling, I’m led to believe. I heard you rumble in the distance, just as I was drifting off to sleep, and then slept through the entire feature presentation. You had lightning, thunder, the works… and I missed everything. You’re in good company, though, as I tend to miss a lot of astronomical events as well.

Dear The Word Gobbledegook,
Such a fabulous word to be included in my penultimate letters post. Some would say you have featured in all of my Letters to the Universe posts since they began back in May 2017, but I couldn’t possibly comment there. Nor could I comment on the fact that gobbledegook is actually more widespread across a larger number of my posts, although I would be the first to admit that some may be erring slightly that way.

Dear Pastels,
I’ve had such a good time getting to smudge your colours all over my little 2.5X3.5 pieces of watercolour paper for my new range of ATC creations. I’ve also enjoyed smudging your colours all over myself as well, although the latter smudging was more by accident than done so deliberately!

Dear Days,
I’m starting to notice that you are getting ever shorter of late. It is now dark when I have to get up in the morning, but it is still light when I finish work, which is good… although I know that it won’t be long now before you are dark at both ends (and in the middle, depending on the weather that particular day!). I’ve also noticed a few signs of Autumn drifting in… yellow and brown leaves on the trees – and scattered on the ground. Still, it’s good to see you, however long you are… and may that remain so for a very long time.

Dear Ducks,
I’ve missed your colours this year. Usually you are all shiny and blue and green with bright orange feet, but this year you’ve been mostly brown and black with completely different wellies on (‘wellies’… Wellington Boots. Ducks don’t normally wear them), and I have no idea what happened to Tufty, since he met Mrs Tufty… they’ve probably gone to pastures new and raised hundreds of Tuftylets! Good luck to you all.

Dear Clouds,
I didn’t have time to photograph you this time around, but can I just say what a fabulous display you put on for me as you drifted by? You present many a flying pig, which I found hilarious. One after the other. I also like how you made the next one in turn smaller than the previous one. A nice touch!

Dear Watercolours,
Yes, I am tempted. Yes, I will use you again. Yes, it will be soon. Just waiting for the correct inspirational alignment, and then I’ll be right at it!

And to finish… Dear All,
And there we have it. The next but one last Letters to the Universe post for this run. As I mentioned earlier, a new run will be along in due course, but I want to try something new in a few weeks… something a little more interactive and hopefully fun; a little risky, perhaps; something that requires a bit of work from me to start off with, but should work OK once done. Fingers crossed. Something I feel ideal for Fridays, ready for the weekend. But we shall see. Until that idea is ready, Fridays will be handed over to quite an Elite bunch. Can’t say any more for now, though. Shhh!

Thank you for reading!

P.S. Here’s one of those ducks I mentioned, just because:

Still as cute, however, even if not as colourful as you were in the past. Love the new wellies, however!