There are two guest pictures today as they show a large eucalyptus tree which was felled by the wind in my daughter’s garden in London last night. The tree fell into their neighbours garden but luckily seems to have missed doing any damage to buildings.
It was more dreary than exciting here as we woke to steady rain which continued until lunch time. Mrs Tootlepedal and I turned our minds to making marmalade out the oranges which I was given a day or two ago. This is a simple but lengthy business and filled up the morning nicely. By the time that I had put the mixture into jars…
…it was well into the afternoon and the sun had come out. This encouraged Mrs Tootlepedal to go for a cycle ride so we headed off up the Wauchope road. The sun was a bit of an illusion because there was an unseen but strong and very chilly wind in our faces and we soon turned back.
I took a couple of pictures on our way to show off this rare moment of sunshine.
The sharp eyed Mrs Tootlepedal noticed this fine fungus by the road side.
By the time we got home, the sun had gone behind the clouds and the light was poor so I abandoned the idea of a short walk and shot Mrs Tootlepedal approaching some snowdrops with suitable precautions.
I went in to test the final bit of Mrs Tootlepedal’s ginger root cake and have a slice of the sourdough bread with the touch of rye flour in it. Both passed the taste test with flying colours. Turnip has never tasted so good.
Just to annoy me, as soon as I got settled down to watch a bit of curling, a nice sunset appeared. These have been few and far between this year so I got up again and went out to look at it.
Tomorrow promises to be a better day so I hope that I can get out and about a bit then.
I did manage to find one moment when a faint ray of light and a bird were in the garden at the same time….
…but birds were few and far between today and the flying bird of the day was flying a bit higher than usual over the garden.