Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows a pastoral scene near Peebles, which he had time to enjoy while officiating at a golf competition at the end of last month.
I would like to have got out for a pedal today as I have been a bit short of cycling action recently but the strong winds and persistent rain proved to be a considerable disincentive and I spent the day mainly indoors instead.
I had to venture out into the wind and rain for a little shopping and some business and then Dropscone came round for a coffee and somehow that filled quite a bit of the morning up.
I did look out of the kitchen window from time to time through the day to check on the portable feeder.
Later in the day, a rook considered the same problem…
Generally, it was miserable outside.
I managed to put the day to some use by getting a couple of weeks of the newspaper index into the Archive Group database and putting one of our more tricky Carlisle choir pieces into the computer so that I could practise it properly.
I put some pellets out into the tray on the new feeder on the lawn but the jackdaws come so quickly and eat so greedily…
I didn’t get a tootle as my flute pupil Luke is away in Belgium visiting First World war battlefields.
The rain only stopped after the light had disappeared for the day but at least it was dry when I went off to our monthly camera club meeting. We were pleased to welcome a couple of new members and fourteen of us sat down to enjoy a really splendid set of images taken by members.
It is was particularly interesting to see what other people had made of the opportunities of the cattle show and some of the results were quite stunning and a tribute to the skill and patience of our local photographers. Not everyone had been to the show though so we were treated to a wide variety of other shots as well which included red squirrels and cobwebs from a nature reserve and scenic shots of Venice and Rome. We all agreed that it had been a well spent hour or so.
By the time that I went home, the skies had cleared a bit and the temperature had risen quite a lot so we are hopeful of a better day tomorrow.
It was not a day when a good flying bird was easily to be found.