Today’s guest picture shows the fine town hall of Wigtown. Gavin was visiting the town and the fact that he is a keen green bowler might explain why he was so impressed by this view.
I had a very quiet day today, partly on purpose and partly by accident. I was on relief Moorland Project bird feeder filling duties today and was pleased to see the sun shining when I got up. I was less pleased to find that there was an extremely cutting wind blowing straight into the open window of the bird hide when I sat down there after filling the feeders.
Even the arrival of Sandy didn’t improve matters much as there were very few birds for us to watch. A lone great tit…
My plan was to have an easy morning and then take some exercise after lunch so Mrs Tootlepedal and I spent some happy time going through piles of files which needed to be weeded and returned to the front room. We ended up throwing away large chunks of our past.
Although deciding what to keep and what to discard is a tedious business, the end result of an uncluttered front room is well worth the trouble.
I did have time for a walk round the garden and was pleased to see bees still visiting the plum tree, even though the flowers look past their best. I liked the colour scheme of lichen on a plum tree branch as well.
There are more sparrows coming by the day.
I was surprised to see a dunnock perching high in the plum tree as usually they scurry about just above ground level.
I spent the afternoon frittering time away doing some archiving business and getting my excellent music reading program to produce an accompaniment for a Telemann trio sonata for Luke and me to play. It is almost like magic to take a printed score and have it played back to you after ten minutes work on the computer.
There was a bit of looking out of the window too of course.
Birds came and went.
Mrs Tootlepedal is always constructive and during the afternoon and evening she converted another of her remnants into a cushion cover. I can’t imagine what there was about this design that appealed to her.