Today’s picture is of a cloud in the sky, a very rare thing round here.
There was a moment today when the sun actually didn’t shine but it quickly passed. We are threatened or promised a depression and some rain on Thursday and it will be much needed. The farmers are worried about their spring barley and on a much more serious note, I have had to water the lawn twice already.
It has paid off though.
Anyway, Dropscone and I appreciated the warmth of the sun as we went round the morning circuit once again. The wind was a little bit lighter than it has been and we managed a good time without hurting my chest. I am using the slow bike as the the speedy bike it still at the bike doctor. I rang him up after coffee and scones and he told me that the condition of the patient was worse than expected and he had had to take a hacksaw to some seized up parts. New parts are on order and it will have to be the slow bike for a few days yet.
Mrs Tootlepedal had better things to do today than cycle so I spent some time in the garden. I sieved quite a lot of compost and lightly scarified and then mowed the back lawn. Then I took my courage in both hands and put moss killer on the front lawn. There is a lot of moss about and only time will tell whether there will be any lawn left in three days.
Mrs Tootlepedal was busy in the vegetable garden. She has built a fine pea fortress to keep off the sparrows who, left to themselves, will destroy the growing pea crop in a matter of days.
That should keep them off. I still have feeders out so they can’t complain.
She has got more peas coming on in this gutter so another fortress will have to be constructed soon. As well as the veg, the soft fruit is progressing well and the gooseberries and blackcurrants are looking very good. They will be pleased to get some rain. I have been watering them for the past few days.
After the massed bursts of colour from the daffs and tulips, we are in a quieter period for a day or two in the flower garden. There are still tulips about, some of them quite exotic.
There are other more delicate blooms to be seen.
There are more showy plants about…
As well as my lawn care activity, I found time to put a week of the E & L into the database and update Dropscone’s BGA website with a photograph of a very fine trophy and a report. A day with a bit of cycling, a bit of computer activity, a bit of compost work, some lawn care and a plate of corned beef hash for tea must come very near my ideal of a perfect day. To round it off nicely, my flute pupil, Luke, turned up with every evidence of having done useful practising. I shall go to bed happy.
In the evening sunlight, I spent a moment or two watching the birds.
3 thoughts on “I saw a cloud”
Absolutely top class photos and a very impressive pea fortress. I especially like the last chaffinch as it looks very majestic and not very chaffinchy.
Glad you had a good day. The lawn looks magnificent!
Sounds like a splendid day – what wonderful flowers, and v. impressive lawn!