The best laid plans . . . . . .

Just in case you don’t know the whole phrase from Robert Burns’ To a mouse it is:

The best laid schemes o’ mice an ‘men
Gang aft agley,

You could call it serendipity, or nappiting . . . . . . . or just plain getting diverted from one’s purpose.  And as for the origin of “nappiting” you’re on your own, horror of horrors I can’t find it on google. I think it is an old Scots word meaning doing things other than you should be doing.

All this is just an introduction to a glimpse of today, when I got diverted from housework and followed the sunshine. Neighbours cried out, “What’s that yellow thing in the sky?”  And everybody smiled.

B2013 Snowdrops

B2014 Hawthornberries

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4 Responses to The best laid plans . . . . . .

  1. LC says:

    Glad sunshine has graced your day, We are having unusually wintry weather in our usually mild region. Especially loved the snowdrops. They are so endearing.

  2. Ray Barnes says:

    Good to hear some parts of the UK are getting something other than rain. Well done.
    The photos are lovely.
    My snowdrops are staying firmly closed until it stops raining. Sigh!
    Enjoy your sunshine while ye may (not “gather your rosebuds”).

  3. Dianne says:

    It’s so cold here the snowdrops are stunted! Can’t believe it’s warmer in Scotland!

  4. Tabor says:

    Ah, spring is arriving!! Slowly but surely.

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