Life has taken precedence over blogging of late, but that's OK, it's as it should be...otherwise I would have nothing to blog about! The weather is gorgeous today, but it shouldn't be. It's the middle of winter, and we've had at least a week without any rain, and none forecast till the end of this week either. The Dams are low, and everywhere I see, hear and feel the signs of Spring. We've barely had a winter at all. It's going to be another long, hot, stifling, and dry summer.
Strange...normally I can waffle on ad infinitum about all sorts of inconsequential (and occasionally consequential) things, but I feel oddly lost for words at the moment. I have things on my mind I suppose, my head is full, but full of things that are not the stuff of blogging. I'm not sure why this is so, usually winter is my most creative, thoughtful time, when I have ideas bursting out, and things in my mind that jostle to be created. I am creating, but it's small things, small thoughts. My focus seems diffused, my energy elsewhere.
So, a few pictures of what I made this last week...small things to hang, in a tree, on a wall, round your neck perhaps. I've been turning the idea in my mind for a few months since my olive trees received their very serious haircut, and I had some lovely olive branches crying out to be made into something special. Beloved cut some thin slices for me, and they were so beautiful and smooth to touch, I wanted to wait and see what they might become rather than just rushing into doing something with them that might spoil their natural beauty. I'm not sure I've achieved that, but here's what I've done with two of them.