Since I have shown you all the flowers that are blossoming at the moment, I have looked in the archives to find this picture from June 2006. Only another 8 months or so and we should be back to this.
Meanwhile Dropscone and I went out on a rather grey October morning to go round the usual morning ride. Although Dropscone has not been a lot on the bike recently, we did a very respectable time and, to make things better, the weather brightened up quite a lot as we went round. We followed the ride with our usual cup of coffee.
After my shower and shave, I went out and turned one of the compost heaps. This is a bit tedious but it pays off in speed of composting. After lunch Mrs Tootlepedal went off to work and I started to follow the Ryder Cup on the BBC text page. This became so nerve racking that I stopped watching it and went out and bought tickets to three forthcoming shows at the Buccleuch Centre instead. By the time I got back, Europe had won by a whisker and all was well. I was so cheerful that I went out a mowed the back lawn with the flymo.
I had the camera set up on the bird feeder and from time to time I took a shot or two.