Today’s guest picture is part of a photograph which was sent to me by my younger son who went for a walk in Holyrood Park in Edinburgh today. He was looking north from the lower slopes of Arthur’s Seat past the football stadium of Hibernian Football Club, over the Firth of Forth and on towards the hills of Fife beyond.
We didn’t have quite such a lovely day here as he did but it was nice enough to send one of my sisters up to the High Street window shopping while Mrs Tootlepedal took our two other guests out for a walk. I took the opportunity to sneak out on my bike for a gentle twenty mile pedal to Waterbeck and back.
I took Pocketcam with me but didn’t take any pictures with it because it inconsiderately started to rain just when I was at the highest point of the outward journey and didn’t stop until I was nearly at the same point on the return trip. I was well wrapped up though so it didn’t bother me as a cyclist. Luckily the walkers had been in a sheltering wood while it rained on them.
Once home, we settled down to peaceful, indoor pursuits and eating up the remains of the feast. The food was just as tasty as it had been yesterday but there is quite some way to go before we will have finished it all off.
The peaceful indoor occupations included my oldest sister busy at some needlework….
and Mrs Tootlepedal and Pat poring over the hardest jigsaw puzzle that I have ever seen.
My indoor pursuit was bird watching as usual.
Being restless, my sister Mary and I went out for another walk after lunch in the rapidly fading light. It was quite chilly so I put on the traditional woolly hat that my daughter gave to me for Christmas….
…and off we went.
Our route took us over the two pedestrian bridges across the Esk.
We saw a red squirrel scampering across the road at the Lodge which was a treat but it was far too quick for Pocketcam. Luckily, some trees were a bit less skittish.
The rest of the day passed in conversation, embroidery, jigsaw work and more eating. It was rounded off by another game of cards where I enjoyed uncharacteristic good luck which made me more than usually cheerful.
The forecast for tomorrow is for continuous rain and high winds so peaceful indoor pursuits will be the order of the day.
A ‘noisy’ goldfinch is the flying bird of the day.