Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia and shows a curiously mauve sunset in Devon yesterday.
We didn’t have any sunset here yesterday to notice and nor did we have a sunrise today as our spell of miserable weather continues. It rained pretty well all day and as a result I only went for one walk, though I did add a few more yards to my tour of the New Town with two bridges. The extra yards were in the form of a diversion to Pool Corner to see how much water was going over the weir there.
Although there was a reasonable flow of water going down the Wauchope, I was rather disappointed to see how low the Esk was when I got to the suspension bridge. Considering that it had been raining a lot of yesterday and all night too, I was expecting a torrent…
Still, the arches of the bridge looked impressively sturdy as the river flowed through them.
In the morning, I was visited first by Guthrie….
I was next visited by the district nurse who was checking on my operation scar. She was so happy with my progress that she discharged me from her care. Although her visits have been a pleasure, it was still good to know that she need not come back.
I also spent a little time peering at the rain out of the kitchen window.
And that completed the cast list for the time being. It was very wet and some birds don’t seem to be as well waterproofed as others as you can see if you look at the goldfinch in the bottom left of the final picture of this series.
Although it didn’t attempt to get seed from the feeder, a starling appeared a bit later.
That little spell of bird watching and the walk were the only excitements of the day which was otherwise spent quietly indoors doing nothing in particular other than eating the many excellent meals provided by Mrs Tootlepedal.
I did set my belt driven bike up on the turbo trainer in the garage and managed to turn the pedal once or twice but the bend in my knee will need to be a bit better before I can use it in earnest. I will try again in three days time.
Meanwhile, a goldfinch sweeps in as flying bird of the day.