Not a good Skywatch Friday today. Not even a really good day for Weekend Reflections. At least not if you want them all peaceful and sunny… However, since I’m in a sort of distorted kind of mood myself, this might do:
Even better upside-down, perhaps.
Doesn’t it look rather like a frowning, grumbling giant?
Another sight that fitted my mood:
Can’t you just feel the mood of the person who thrust the umbrella in there?
(No… It wasn’t me… honest…)
Sorry. I should be happy that the snow is gone again and the streets bare. And yet a grey pre-spring day like this can be thoroughly depressing. It is not to be trusted. It lays a shawl of heavy greyness on my shoulders, winds sharp steel wires around my collarbone, shoots pain up my neck, and numbness down my arm. It reminds of protections gone with the wind, chances lost and hopes dissolved. It unmercifully reveals every scar and wrinkle, and sends back grotesque and distorted images...
Jo Rowling describes it rather well with the Dementors in the Harry Potter series:
“… they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope and happiness out of the air around them…” ~ The Prisoner of Azkaban, Ch 10 ~
Help. I need some colour, quick!
Florist’s shop to the rescue.
And a mixed salad to save me from my own uninspired cooking.
I found they had put up a salad bar in the grocery store so you can put your own takeaway salad together just as you want it. (There’s a lot more stuff in there than what shows in the photo. Tomatoes, cucumber, kidney beans, pasta, cheese, three kinds of melon and whatnot.)