I apologise for today’s guest picture but it is another from the St Bees Sportive and I have put it in because I paid good money for it so I am going to use it.
I also apologise for breaking my own rule about how many pictures I should put in a post. I was surprised by the weather today and took far more photographs than I thought that I would and then had some difficulty in choosing which ones to throw away so if you are pushed for time, look away now. I will keep the words to a minimum.
I started the day by scarifiying the front lawn. I did the proposed paths yesterday and the proposed meadow parts today, using a more ferocious blade.
After the scarifying, Mrs Tootlepedal and I did a lot of reorganisation in our upstairs rooms following the end wall work. Mrs Tootlepedal managed to get a saw and resize a desk in no time. She says she is never going to do a major reorganisation again…ever.
After this the sun came out and I went out too.
After lunch, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to an Embroiders’ Guild meeting and I lounged around.
After she came back, she went into the greenhouse to plant seeds and I went for a walk. It immediately started to rain.
I kept going regardless and as I walked up the Kirk Wynd past the golf course, I could see distant sunshine.
My immediate target was the wall at the quarry.
Even the walk along the road when I got to it was very pleasant, as it was rich in roadside flowers. I walked back along the river hoping to see a goosander. I did…but it flew past me as such speed that I couldn’t catch it. I had to make do with more static targets.
If you have lasted this long, I hope that you have enjoyed coming along with me on the walk. You can probably see why I took so many pictures today.
I didn’t have a very good time trying to get a flying bird of the day today but I nearly got a very good one.
A regular chaffinch in one of the gloomier moments of the day will have to do.