Oops. I seem to have ran out of scheduled posts… must rectify that as soon as possible!
In the meantime, here’s my experience with the Northern Lights whilst in Cluddunt.
Started off with a normal Sunset, on the hotel roof with the added hot-tub:
Quickly, the lighting began to change:
The temperature stayed the same, but the sky became darker:
Then, we were bathed in the most magnificent green:
But it didn’t last long and things looked more normal once again:
Whatever normal is, mind…
I don’t know what’s happened with the ‘world’s favourite search engine’ of late, but it has, in my humble opinion, become a trifle rubbish.
I think of somebody who I haven’t seen for many a year, and just do a quick ol’ search of their name and notice in the returned results that their surname has been struck through with the word ‘missing’ added. The same with their first name… but I have many results returned for, say, tables made out of oak, which had absolutely nothing to do with what I was searching for in the first place. If I’d have known that I was going to get rubbish back, I’d rather have saved my time than searching in the first place.
Mutter. Grumble. Gripe.
I read recently that this is because ‘they’ don’t just want to do a straightforward search, but want to do a ‘conversational’ search instead. For me, that’s pointless too. If I want to search for something, I just want to search for it, and not bother knowing what the search engine is doing that evening, or how the weather is in their part of the world.
If there’s nothing listed for what I search for, I’d rather just be told that and nothing else… I can then try a different approach.
Is that too much to ask for in this day and age?
(By the way, I wouldn’t mind as much if the results were humorous… but tables made out of oak???!!!)
(By the way again, all names have been redacted / extracted / removed from this post just so they do not appear in any search results. Although they probably wouldn’t have anyway!)
(And by the way – if you or any search engines out there are interested, it was a wonderfully gorgeous Spring Day today. Absolutely fabulous!)
A list to cool things down
A Cascading Waterfall
There’s nothing more chilling (cooling and relaxing – works both ways here!) than running water. In my Land of Peace and Tranquility, I have a waterfall where I visit within my Mind’s Eye when I need to relax and cool off! As well as the water cascading, rainbows appear all over the place as the sun catches the droplets of water. There’s a magical feel here… with an expectation to see a Unicorn, or Dragon, or some other mystical creature appear into the clearing from the Forest for a drink.
A Gentle Breeze
The water creates a lovely breeze when you stand close to it. I do it often – I don’t mind getting wet in my imagination. I don’t mind it in real life actually – but in my imagination I’m dry again instantly. The breeze carries with it an enchanting melody – a hum – sometimes an eerie echo – and that’s how I know I’ve reached my special place.
A Refreshing Glass of Chilled Lemonade
Instantly, an iced glass holding chilled lemonade appears in my hand. I drink. Slowly savouring the fizz, the flavour, and the relaxing chill that fills my mouth. Delicious!
An Idyllic Forest
I turn my attention over to the Forest itself. The Forest of Tranquility arcs around the clearing, breaking only for the ocean view. Lush greenery and dense, shadowed woodland give way to the pebbled path which leads down to the sandy beach and open and crystal clear sea. Gentle waves silently roll inland from where I stand. Peering back into the Forest itself, it takes a while for the shadowed darkness to reveal its secrets; pathways leading this way and that. Some I will have to explore one day!
A Summer Shower
I’ve just dried off from the spray off the waterfall, and suddenly it rains. Heavily. Refreshingly. With a burst of thunderous applause overhead. These Summer thunderstorms are very refreshing, and really do cool the air somewhat. Now that it’s stopped, I definitely feel cooler… although a little damp once again. Never mind – I will soon be dry once again.
A Hot Cup of Tea
And speaking of being dry – a lovely cup of tea to finish things off. On a hot day, tea does wonders to cool things. Or maybe that’s my imagination as well.
There we have it. An imaginary list of six items to cool things down on a hot Summer’s day. For Six Word Saturday to boot! I’m feeling cooler already… and that Feels Good!