Today’s guest picture, from Mrs Tootlepedal’s tablet, shows Matilda wondering when her father will stop paying attention to his phone and start paying attention to her.
We woke to another wet and horrible day and I was happy to welcome Dropscone, who was back from a trip to Aberdeen, for a cup of coffee. The forecast was for the rain to stop by midday and on cue, it stopped. Dropscone went off to play golf and I took a moment to put another week of the newspaper index into the Archive database and then went out to buy some honey and more of the pink pellets.
Before I left, I had a quick look to see what was going on the garden.
There were some rather morose Michaelmas daisies…
At the back door, a depressed winter jasmine was looking soggy.
There were some small signs of sunshine to raise our hopes.
Jackdaws can fly backwards when they want.
They can also do a fan dance.
I spent some time while I was waiting, looking through my picture files to try to find some pictures to print out for our forthcoming camera club exhibition and after having looked through the last two months’ pictures from the blog, I can only apologise for the inordinate number of poppy and chaffinch pictures which patient readers have had to put up with.
In the end, I left it a little too long and had to put my rear light on when I was pedalling home as the light was rapidly failing.
Although the thermometer said it was 11°C when I set out and I was wearing three layers, it still seemed remarkably cold and it was a struggle to get my muscles warmed up and moving. It certainly didn’t tempt me to stop and take pictures, especially as it was rather grey overhead. Annoyingly, I could see blue sky in the distance but it was too far away for me to enjoy it. Still, I was pleased to get another 20 miles in before the end of the month.
In the evening, I went off with Sandy to the Archive Centre and put another week of the index into the database. This got me fully caught up with the data miners.
The flying bird of the day is one of those jackdaws.