Firstly I have to say Happy Canada Day to Canada, and I'm sorry you've missed the Red colourboration which would have seemed very appropriate, so I hope you don't mind Blue, which nevertheless still offers me the most perfect of Canadian opportunities as you will see...
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Yes I still love my Kindle for certain types of reading but we spotted this on the Pilgrim Fathers' memorial at the Mayflower Steps on Plymouth's Barbican. It is part of a semi-circular brass frieze that we keep saying we must nip along and do a brass rubbing from one day, but the blue-ish green patina of the bronze means I can squeak it into Blue.
I still covet a metre or three of Mark Hearld's Doveflight fabric..
And my tribute to all things Canadian today, the inimitable, inestimable Joni Mitchell and the LP cover that speaks volumes to me...of sixth form days and blowing a whole day's wages from my Saturday job at Woolworth's on this LP. I still love every single track.
Tucked away in the corner, the baby llama wool that is now my warmest baby llama jumper.
Cadhay Manor had a lovely display of blue and white china.
The bluebells seem to have excelled themselves this year, sometimes they come and go and we barely see them, this year weeks and weeks of a stunning blue haze along the lane.
With a fair wind and a ridge of high pressure we never take for granted the acres and acres of unbroken blue sky we can see from here...and bless the weather vane which we inherited with the house and which squeaks and clanks around over our heads on a stormy night.
Bookhound and I had a day out down in Cornwall this week. Mostly to see an art exhibition, more of which soon, but we also took in a diversion to Lamorna Cove near Land's End and sat up on the cliffs in glorious sunshine wondering quite how the sea manages to be these exquisite shades of blue.
I'll leave you with Joni and don't forget to check out what my partner in colour, Ellie Wherevertheroadgoes has been looking at...