But I am.
Every year I count throughout the month of December using pictures I have taken during the previous 11 months and share them with a story - partly to celebrate the year just gone and partly to remind myself of all the things I have done, places I have been and photographs I have taken. I hope you enjoy each 'advent' as I go along! I am joining in with Julie of Julie's Scrapbook - please pop over and visit her's and the other advent calendar posts that will start to appear.
Welcome and EnJoY!!
During May this year, we had an almost spontaneous holiday up in Galloway. Neither of us had made any plans and it looked as if I'd not managed to book my leave in time. Then, by sheer happy chance, my week off was confirmed and overnight we decided that we would pack the 'van and shoot up to southern Scotland for a few precious days of camping.
Oh what beautiful days they were too.
The weather was fickle - veering from an unseasonably warm late spring to sudden torrential thunderstorms, leaving the air charged and sticky. We had been out for a walk when one of these pseudo-monsoon cloud bursts chased us back to the car and sent us towards our base camp.
As we drove the storm broke and the sun filled the sky with such a brilliance and intensity that everything looked luminescent and sparkly - we could not bring ourselves to go back to the 'van. We stopped at a woodland - we had to feel the the beauty for ourselves.
The woodland had invitingly green pathways marked by wooden posts which lured us into the most beautiful sea of blue. Each post was numbered and we unintentionally followed the path in reverse as our final number was....one.
The scent was intoxicating. It drifted through the air and was intensified by the warmth of the sun.
We walked through a haze of bluebells and our eyes were filled by the iridescence.
The walk was breath-taking and we would have continued except the clouds rounded on us and the cracks of thunder sent us packing back towards the car. We only just managed to bundle ourselves in when the rain fell with a vengeance!
The whole experience was pure magic.