Today’s picture was sent to me by Fiona, a Langholmite living in Newcastle. It shows a large scale land sculpture called Northumberlandia, an ugly name for an potentially beautiful place. It is a work by Charles Jenks, an interesting artist. And if you look carefully, you can see what the landscaping represents.
I don’t know when Fiona’s husband took the picture (she describes the trip as ‘recent’) but it certainly wasn’t today as pretty well the whole of Britain had a horrible day. It rained gently but persistently from leaden skies from morning until night in Langholm, rendering the day unsuitable for walking or snapping…..or anything much at all. We are suffering from cabin fever.
The highlight of the day was a visit with Santa to Levi’s bike grotto at Longtown. I always like to hold Santa firmly by the hand when she is choosing on my behalf and as a result she has got me some very smart rechargeable cycle lights as I am going to try to cycle in the dark evenings during the winter if I can’t get out when it is light. I shall be suitably surprised when I open the neatly wrapped parcel on Christmas Day. The front light is quite small but Levi assures me that it will be bright enough for someone travelling at my speed. Hm.
I did try to to take a picture or two through the kitchen window but I swear it is getting darker every day.
A sitting target is always easier.
Even in the plum tree.
My cold continues to get better owing to my masterly skills at doing nothing but there is still a day or two of life in it yet which is a bit annoying. My son Alistair and his wife Clare are joining us for the holiday season tomorrow so that should brighten our lives up a bit which will be very welcome.
It threatens to be a bit drier later on tomorrow and I am hoping to get out for a short walk.
Another dull post for another dull day.
A brambling zooms through the murk for today’s flying bird.