Today’s flower, a knapweed,  is not from the garden but a vivid roadside wild flower which was showing at its best today as we cycled past.

The knee is now recovered so I ventured out on a gentle run round the usual morning run accompanied by Mrs Tootlepedal. She was in sprightly mood and we did the 20.6 mile route in comfortably under two hours. Conditions were benign and a good time was had by all…and a little lie down afterwards.

raspberry picker

On our way down the Wauchope road not far from home we saw that the roadside rasberries were in fine fettle so after lunch we went back up (in the car this time) and picked two pounds of wild rasps. Although it was obvious that other pickers had been before us, there was such a good crop that we could have easily picked twice as much. When we got home, it didn’t take long to convert the berries to jam so with the pot I made from our visitor’s gift the other day, we have five pots of raspberry jam in hand.

In the evening I made some copies of my brother-in-law’s  Alistair and Clare’s wedding video, to which I have given a rough edit, and added a week to the Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser index.

Published by tootlepedal

Cyclist, retired teacher, curmudgeon, keen amateur photographer.

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  1. Glad you are back to cycling again not to mention all those raspberries, who would live in London!

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