Amazingly, it all happened one morning....that's all....just for the few minutes that the sun was at that particular angle.
I had some lovely paperweight orbs with a mouse, an otter and a panda on. They were on that windowsill with a couple of other rotund ones, and I was sitting writing notes and thought I could smell a singeing smell.........looked up and saw smoke drifting up from under the panda!!!!!
I was mesmerised for a moment, then I remembered that years ago, when John and I first married, we had bedroom curtains that drew across the bay window.
One morning I was lying awake and thought....oh there's a little flame like pattern on the curtain, how pretty.......and it is getting bigger......Shoot!....the curtains are on fire!!
There was a magnifying mirror on the dressing table in the bay behind the curtain....the morning sun was bouncing off the magnifying side and reflecting onto the curtain!
I leapt up and Smacked my hands on the curtain to put the flame out.....John drowsily said....'Is everything alright my love?' I said, 'Yes my dear, I was just putting a fire out', got back into bed and started to laugh.....
So, as soon as I remembered this little episode, I got up and looked at the windowsill and saw that the same thing was happening! Needless to say, I took them off the sill. I sold the panda and the otter, but I can't part with the mouse....he is too cute, and is a constant reminder to take care with glass orbs!!
Here endeth the lesson......talking of 'Bibles' ! :angel: