Today’s guest picture is the penultimate from Dropscone’s adventures on Ben Nevis and shows the rugged nature of the upper slopes of the mountain which are above the tree line. You can just spot the great man descending carefully.
They could have let us down lightly with a little drizzle but chose to do the thing wholeheartedly with a morning downpour. It put paid to any idea of outdoor life for me and apart from going out to fill the bird feeder at regular intervals, I only left the house three times, once to go to the shop, once to take her music back to Alison and once to walk round the soggy garden when the rain let up for a moment.
A blackbird looked as fed up with the rain as I was.
Otherwise I stayed slumped in my chair all day and really did nothing at all, apart from preparing the occasional snack. I did have plans to go out for a short walk when the rain finally gave up in the early evening and perhaps even go to a concert later on but by then inertia had a really firm grip on me and just wouldn’t let go.
I was able to peer out of the window from time to time and I saw a blue tit on the new feeder in the morning….
The coal tit returned to the old feeder and I hope that it will be a regular visitor through the autumn and winter.
Likewise a robin perched nearby…..
I was grateful for the rain in a way, as I probably needed a day of rest. In the morning, my joints were making remarks about some people having more fun than them but they had stopped complaining by the evening. As the forecast is for several days of rain ahead, they may end up getting more rest than is good for them.
As I went to take a picture of today’s flying bird, my finger trembled and I took two so here they both are, taken half a second apart.