Didn't think I would be able to join in this week with Julia's massive blog hop - see Stamping Ground if you're new to this global phenomenon - as it has been a busy week for me. Not only that but a strange glowing thing has been in the sky the past few days, someone said it is our annual week of summer so I have been making the most of it, and doing a bit of gardening.
I managed to squash in a bit of playing getting ready for the ATC swap but only early stages - making backgrounds.
Here's a closer look at the roses and a few of the layered backgrounds,
and this is a nice, surprise by-product from the session, some colourful paper towels ready to dry out and add to my collection of backgrounds.
Another reason I thought I wouldn't be able to join in was my little dog Sorrel wasn't 100% yesterday. Fine first thing on her walk but when we got back home she was obviously in pain, reluctant to move and licking her foot. Couldn't see anything, no foreign bodies or cuts so I thought it was a pulled muscle and left her to rest but it lingered and she looked so sad I rang the vets. Half and hour later she was running around as normal and made a miraculous recovery. So pleased she is OK - no-one told me having a dog would cause me so much worry - but also so much sheer joy.
Happy WOYWW everyone, lets hope the sun continues to shine for the next few weeks as I'm off to watch the Olympic torch relay next Thursday and I have a feeling we may be waiting a while if the crowds in the early stages are anything to go by.