Baby, it’s cold outside!
It’s mid May and it’s turned cold!
Yes it is to be expected as we near the start of winter (on 1 June), but it feels like it’s snuck up on us in some ways. We’ve had glorious autumn days with real warmth to be found in pockets of protected sunshine.
But this morning we woke to a sparkly, icy covering thanks to a visit from Jack Frost!
Sunday started out sharp, sunny with blue skies, but by mid morning the grey clouds were rolling in and as the sunshine disappeared, so the temperature started dropping.
It was at about this time that the Mathematician suggested we go for a bike ride! I’d been away for most of the week and we hadn’t managed much riding, so we were keen to get some kilometres under our belt. I only had a few kilometres to go to finish my 675km virtual Icelandic Loop challenge. And I did it today!
Grey as a colour
If I’m honest, I don’t really like the colour grey, it seems dull and nondescript to me. I know it can be much more and although it suits many people and is a staple in many wardrobes, it isn’t a colour I often wear.
I’m more a ‘sunny day’ kind of dresser, I’m known for my love of bright and cheerful colours, which could be described as my own take on ‘bold‘! Grey seems to wash my colouring out and doesn’t do much for me, so as a result I don’t often wear it.
My hair has some grey threads shining through, but on the whole, with the help of my hairdresser, I am still rocking a sort of ‘natural’ hair colour.
Grey Days and a but…
Like my fashion style my preferred days are sunny, bright and warm with spring, autumn and summer amongst my favourite seasons.
I know we all need the odd grey day so I try to make the most of them.
Like today! Although it was only 6 degrees outside, we bundled up in warm cycling gear, and went for a ride along our rail trail, turning at the half way point and riding back home. All up it was about 30km which was enough to make me feel invigorated and alive.
I could easily have edited these photos to make them brighter and more appealing but I wanted to show you just how grey and bleak it was out there!
The sky might have been grey, but the people out on the trail were all happy and smiling in their bright coloured jackets; the parrots flying around us and landing on the verges were bright and colourful; the odd ray of sunshine permeating the grey clouds provided a beautiful light on the countryside; the fresh air was bracing; the exercise was appreciated.
Which makes this saying so very true!
Days are only as grey as you allow them to be.Unknown
What do you do when it’s a grey and cold Sunday?
You plonk yourself down in front of the fire in the old bean bag you’ve been meaning to get rid of for a while now and enjoy a cup of tea. And you write a blog post for #SundayStills 🙂
(I also noticed I’m actually wearing grey tights today, which is funny considering my comments above about rarely wearing grey!)
Sunday Stills and Life this Week
Grey is the prompt for Terri’s #sundaystills this week, (although Terri spells it as gray). I always try to join in when I can. It’s a great community of bloggers who share their images and thoughts so generously. And Terri is the glue that holds it all together! I’ve also joined in with Denyse for her #lifethisweek prompt of Sharing Your Snaps.
I’ve included these shots are from my archives, they popped up when I searched for grey.
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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