There is a chill in the air in the morning and I swear I could just see the faintest hint of steamy breath today when I took Jack for his early morning walk. Soon hats and gloves will need to be unearthed from the roomy chest where we keep seasonal clothing. Not too soon I hope.
Do you know the story of Frederick (by Leo Lionni), the little field mouse that collects rays of sunshine, a rainbow of colours and marvellous words whilst all the other field mice collect food for winter? When the nuts and grains are eaten up before the winter is over, Frederick warms the hearts of his fellow mice with his supplies of sun rays, and he feeds their souls with colourful stories.
I am doing what Frederick is doing, collecting rays of sunshine and rainbows of colours for the long Scottish winter ahead. Admittedly, it is only the end of summer just now and we are still to look forward to a glorious autumn (there's to hope) but it is never too soon to start. I am sharing some of my collected colours with you today, and will keep some for the winter. I am still looking for rays of sunshine, the sun is quite elusive at the moment. Enjoy.