And so farewell Alex Salmond, the longest serving political leader in modern British politics.
There's the gentlest of warm breezes ruffling the latest in the long line of parasols that meet their end here in the unpredictable spins of the wind.
Saturday and the end of the Indian summer.
In the dawn of Friday morning, David Cameron looked a little fatigued.
IT WAS Bernie Taupin who postulated the theory that "when all hope is gone, sad songs say so much" - a hypothesis confirmed when I was choosing the soundtrack for a gathering to commemorate the life of a friend's wife who died much, much too young.
Today ushers in a new dawn for the people of Scotland.
ONE of the many things that puts me off pets or children is the amount of stuff they come with.
EIGHTEEN months ago, when the opinion polls gave No a 20-point lead or more, yesterday's referendum result would have seemed an unlikely disappointment for the Better Together campaign.
Throughout last night, a long, rather anti-climactic night, the 1992 general election kept going through my mind.
ONCE again, there's Taylor Swift to thank. Actually, I'm just being polite.
The canvassing may be over, the voting concluded, the counting done. Even so, though we know that the No campaign has won, the argument is not yet settled, and there is not a conclusion.
When the turn-out is huge and the margin is clear, there can be no arguments.There need be no argument now. Scotland has said No to independence.
OH, TO be where Spitfires and Messiahs hang, where one may enjoy a frugal meal or watch druids gather mistletoe.
No doubt about it, we Scots have a lot to be proud of and if the Government, which is considering a ban on wild animals in circuses, does the right thing, we'll have another reason to feel good about our country.
ONE of the big drawbacks of covering major events on your doorstep is you often miss most of it.
IT was quiet out there.