The dreich never looked better than last night; or at least since Marc Latham ran in the 2004 Edinburgh Marathon; as bonny Scotland celebrated the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games under balmy heat blue sky weather.
Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams with a satirical comedy sports report from the GlasGow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony
As regular readers know, while the greenYgrey is a short definition of the weather in England and Wales, in Scotland the dreich has a much longer history.
Dreich only describes cloudy murky days though, whereas greenYgrey has rapidly expanded in its short existence to cover sunny days with some clouds, haze or murk too; or cloudy days with the sun popping through, which was kind of covered by the original greenygrey anyway!
There wasn’t much dreichness around in Glasgow last night, as the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony’s joyous people-orientated show was enjoyed under an idyllic summer evening.
Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony Images
I think there were enough people last night though, so I’m going to focus more on greenYgrey matters with my selection of images!
If the logo’s anything to go by, it looks like it has all the great greenYgrey ingredients for a great games:
However, my favourite moment was the Yellow plane flying over beautifully green and grey Loch Lomond scenery to characteristic green and grey Glasgow scenery. Here’s a photo of the plane where it landed on the Clyde:
Talking of Clyde, here’s Clyde the Glasgow 2014 mascot, setting the sporting tone for the eleven days of competition with some great greenYgrey moves:
Good luck to Clyde and all the competitors, and I hope all the great sporting action is enjoyed in Glasgow and around the world.