Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows a really good excuse for taking a break from a painting job.
Our good spell of weather ended with a day of strong winds. However, the promised rain turned out to be no more than one or two early showers and I found a dry moment to go up act as relief feeder filler at the Moorland Project bird feeders.
I stopped for a while in the hide but there was nothing out of the ordinary to see….
I only stayed outside for a moment as the very strong winds made taking garden photos difficult. I have enjoyed the hostas this year as they have not only flowered profusely but lasted well too.
Right on schedule, a delivery man turned up with my new phone and I spent some time getting it out of the box and fitting the card and battery. To my surprise, it worked. It is a cheaper deal than my old phone but seems just as good. I only ever used about 5% of the capabilities of my last phone and I am going to work hard to get a bit more value out of this one (if I can), The manual has 129 pages so I don’t feel that I will master much more than a fraction of its potential.
As it is, I can make calls with it but I can’t receive calls so I visited my account page on the web to try to solve the problem and it said, “Enter the number for your new sim card here. The number is on the box that the card came in or on the card itself.” There was no number on the box and although there was a number on the card, it didn’t look right. I entered it anyway and a message came up saying, “That is not the right number,” and giving me a telephone number to ring. I rung the number and a robot voice said, “Before you can proceed, please enter your sim card number.” I broke down, sobbing uncontrollably. I will try again tomorrow.
It takes good pictures though…
…so I am encouraged by that.
At lunchtime, I watched the birds for a bit.
The chaffinches kept coming in in waves. I took a couple of ‘coming into land’ sequences and as I am not sure which way round to pair them up, I have tried it both ways toady.
In the afternoon, we took two big bags, in which our logs were delivered, back to the garden centre and I took the opportunity to buy a new type of bird feeder. It claims it will encourage more blue and great tits into the garden. We shall see.
We went home by way of Gretna where I bought (under careful supervision from my stylist) two new pairs of trousers at a very reasonable price. My old pair of trousers has been condemned by the trouser inspector as worn out and I dare say that she is right but it is very wearing having to rush out and buy new clothes every ten years or so.
I was hoping to go for a walk when we got home but the very strong winds and some gathering clouds, partnered with my natural indolence, got the better of me and I pottered about doing a little tidying up instead.
I did see a blue tit to go with the earlier great tit.
I look forward to an exciting day tomorrow trying to get my new phone working properly but as more strong winds are forecast, it may be a good thing to have something lengthy to do indoors.
The flying bird of the day is another of those chaffinches.