all tied to a safe place…..

the blue things
some with wheels
some with wings
~some bright yellow
almost out of view
2015 04 25 bars DSCN2134 jpg sig

2015 04 25 close to the rails DSCN2142 jpg sig

2015 04 24  lock out DSCN2134 jpg sig

2014 04 25 bars and flowers DSCN2140 jpg sig

2015 04 25 come closer DSCN2140 jpg sig

2015 04 26  25 buttercup by rails DSCN2137 jpg sig
(press pics for the blue and yellow petal detail) Gill McGrath© Saturday. April 25

and.. the latest up-date about ……The Kite that can’t fly ~

looks like a bird now!
no voice
still there
in summer dress
disappearing out of view  (sky project©)

2015 04 26  kite who cant fly DSCN1038 jpg sig GM© sky project©

sky project    < press the  links  one for story the other for  the kite’s appearance in July 2014!  The kite has been here on top of the hill in the tree since summer 2013 untouched!

It’s Easter. Color me in……

wet is the color
grey is the name                 or fly   <press
2015 04 03 706 6 rain mist jpg sig

2015 04 03 715 6 mist and rain jpg sig

2015 04 03 719 6 color me in rain washed jpg sig

2015 04 03 720  6 mist in my view jpg sig

2015 04 03 722 6 color me in wet river view 722 6 jpg sig

2015 04 03 715 6 color me in trees jpg sig

2015 04 03 733 6 lichen new shoot raindrop jpg sig
New shoots making their claim
And the kite that can’t fly today!
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2014 09 28 kite jpg sig
The kite that can’t fly ‘as was’ last summer….

Press Kite to fly                  or color me in

Gill McGrath© Diary today.  March 3 Good Friday 7.00 am color in the fields ~ (sky project©)

Happy Happy Easter!!!

what is it they see?

summer time
is it summer?
are they looking for planes?
or the kite
that can’t fly
that has been flying all day
in the wind
in the sky
unnerving the crows
Gill McGrath ©

2015 03 30  on a line  jpg sig

2015 03 30 29 yesterday night sky jpg sig

2015 03 30 29b  yesterdays sky jpg sig


2015 03 30 magic bean 800 jpg sig

2015 03 30 29 bean jpg sig

2015 03 30 todays sky and a kite jpg sig ‘Kite’ (one of them)

I remember standing at the sink at the end of last summer and picking through the last of the runner beans to slice up for the last pot of the season and finding, as usual, one special pink and black dotted bean and declaring it magic, how we would have to plant it and then leaving it on the window sill! After that it’s a bit of a haze as to what happened to it. Did n’t give it another thought! But just a couple of weeks ago a new leaf, appeared in the Aloe Vera pot which has sat on the same window sill for over a year now! The new shoot, clearly a runner bean, has grown rapidly in just a few days clinging to the green fingers of the Aloe Vera and it is now flying up a stick reaching for the sky! Come on Jack tell me it was you who put it there… in that pot before you left, and that you have been waiting for news! I know it’s something you would do, and then not say a word! The leggy stalk is nearly three feet high with no place to go but up, and it really is getting too tall for indoors. I think it is trying to get out of the window but it’s a bit too cold to put outside especially as your Aloe Vera would have to go outside with it, and it can’t. I know it’s a bit early but I think the bean can’t wait to see you in the summer!
Gill McGrath © March 30 2015

(pictures of sky activity taken in the last 24 hours)

Moon walk

2014 06 05  Moon  9.30pm jpg sig 2
Dear lovely Em,
Long time no see. Bit of a lonely road to the field where the rabbits are, where the sunset goes down.But after what seems like weeks of no moon in the sky, he arrived last evening!…. Its either been too cloudy or too something at the time the moon might have been there to make a brief appearance….. Either way he was missed even if he could be seen! But last night (as a result of the moon being clear and bright up there above where the kite is caught up in the tree by the road I thought I would take a walk, over to where the sky was getting pinker. And…. As I walked, the moon kept up with me, side on, all the way there. And he stopped when I stopped! And the biggest miracle of all he turned round and walked with me all the way back home, an hour and a half later. One of the times When he stood still I took this photo (raw, so the sky is black though it wasn’t)so here is the close up for you. The best I could do! I reckon he looked better through the trees a bit farther away actually ( on auto) and the sky deep blue. Less rabbits in the field too and the ones that were there ran away! So you got my moon walk! Love Rosie (love to all)

Moon 9.30 pm June 5 GillMcG©

ABOUT a Kite that can’t Fly and a Snail that Can ! And watching the Moon GOoooo….

….. towards floaty music for the night time car ride home:
‘I believe I can fly’

2014 05 10 i wish I could fly Kite jpg sig(squeeze for a kite)
The kite has been stuck up there since the end of  last summer and has been there for all to see in the bare branches all winter. No one can get it down, although we did try. It has seen every sunrise from there ever since. So weighing the restraints of being stuck up there against sitting in a prize place; where it can play up there with the moon and the stars and even count cars; the kite can’t be that unhappy! So there it stays. We photograph it from time to time and hang it up on a white wall and compare leaves (or no leaves at all) and admire the blue against  blue and change the colours generally. It has become a project; a piece of art outside the bathroom! Or, the kite can be seen from afar as a delightful sign post out on the road which shows everyone where we live near a pole. It still wishes it could fly though…..
2014 0509 UFO or the snail with aspirations to fly jpg sig(press to see the snail a bird and slime)
……and here’s another one who thinks it can fly, but who  cannot  so has decided to settle for sliding up glass. A snail. Its not the first time he has done this (he is well photographed but is not hanging on walls yet). If you have ‘squeezed’ for the bird you will see that the snail  is flying higher than the bird on the line! Or at least it looks like that. The snail either believes he can fly or  he is just an act,  kidding everyone. Actually he is due to disappear ; when some other bird will fly at the window and eat him rather dramatically….

We all really wanted  to believe that the snail could fly. Its seriously good  fun to play really clever and funny tricks with the camera, when it rains and the house is full…Someone wanted to call him a UFO or maybe a flying owl  but we all  got stuck on calling him a  snail, a snail who can fly  although  this one was brought down to earth as mentioned above fairly quickly……..

Little Pony was found in the bathroom, too late. And one pink sock was found just as the car left…… The moon, must have started to move, as fast as they were, just then…..
Gill Diary
Below: Song for all kites and snails (visiting or otherwise)
who watch the moon go fast (in cars).
GillMcG copyright 2014.for FH/SKYProject

But remember to watch out for the big bird who will eat you if you keep sliding up glass.