Today’s guest picture shows Dunstanburgh Castle on the north-east coast of England. Gavin walked past it in the sunshine while on the Craster coastal walk yesterday.
The authorities have decided that a single day of crisp sunshine was all that we deserved and we were back to the warm, wet and grey weather again today. This at least let me get another two weeks of the newspaper index into the database during the day as well as finding time for a little flute and singing practice.
I did peer through the murky gloom to see if I could see any birds outside the kitchen window.
Later in the afternoon there was almost a glimpse of sunshine and I got quite excited…..
There is still colour in the garden and it is remarkable to find a sweet pea in flower at the end of October.
There are some leaves left on the trees in the park….
…because there were no views to be had today.
My walk under the trees….
The day didn’t get any brighter and I was soon back indoors. In the evening, Sandy came to pick me up to go to the Archive Centre. He has just had a short holiday in Oban and was unlucky that it coincided with some of the heaviest rain of the year there. He was lucky however in that he did manage to avoid the worst of the landslips on the road home and arrive back safely. You can see that the bad weather didn’t stop him from taking some nice pictures if you visit his account of the holiday here.
Our visit to the Archive Centre was a
bit of a complete waste of time as the internet connection stubbornly refused to work so we gave up and retired for a consolation glass of wine in the Eskdale before returning home for an early night.
The quality of the flying bird of the day shot is once again at the mercy of the grey clouds.