Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows his fine looking grandson Leo, who was visiting last weekend.
The letters WWW may have a common meaning in today’s wired up world but to us in Langholm they stand for Warm, Wet and Windy and we had another WWW day today.
The morning was so well supplied with the wet and windy elements that I spent it wandering about the house, kicking the furniture and exclaiming, “I’m bored.”
Mrs Tootlepedal was fully occupied with bathroom tile removal so she rightly had little sympathy.
I did look out of the window from time to time.
There were other birds hanging about too.
I made some soup for lunch and an earnest perusal of the forecast made me believe that there might be a gap in the rain straight after lunch. I made up my mind to go for a walk and while my confidence was slightly dented by a humungously heavy shower of rain as soon as I had made up my mind, I nevertheless put on my great big waterproof boots, coat and trousers and when the rain stopped, went out for my walk.
I chose a two and a bit mile walk up the Hallpath to the Roundhouse and back by Murtholm and along the river.
It didn’t rain but the gloom was Stygian and taking pictures was hard work. The occasional berry made up for the lack of flowers…
…and there was always the merry gurgle of a stream to keep me company.
There wasn’t much of view to be had….
…even though there was an occasional hint of blue in the sky.
I have been neglecting the abundant moss that covers anything that doesn’t move round here….
…and I keep meaning to take a set of pictures to show the great variety of mosses that we have.
I took a few pictures of Skippers Bridge but none that deserved readers’ attention and crossed the bridge and took the track home along the river.
We have a great many puddles at the moment and a couple on the fields past the farmhouse gave me the chance to be reflective. Black clouds behind me.
A hint of blue skies ahead.
My pace quickened though as the the black clouds from behind overtook the blue sky ahead and only a pretty leaf lying on the path….
…and a final gurgling stream…
…made me stop for long enough to get my camera out.
When I got home, Mrs Tootlepedal was just taking the final tiles off the floor so I turned my attention to making some Chelsea buns. My last effort had produced tasty but inelegant results. This lot looked a little (but not much) better….
…but they were still quite tasty and have been put under lock and key to ensure that there are a few left for tomorrow.
While they were cooling, we went off to a choir practice for Langholm Sings. We had to work jolly hard as the musical director rattled through the songs at a crisp pace while we struggled along behind her. We were pleased to be able to refresh ourselves with two scones each and a nice cup of cocoa when we got home.
We are nearing the end of our spell of WWW weather so I was glad to have found the right moment for a walk today. It will be hats, mufflers and gloves by the weekend.
I found a very gloomy flying bird of the day.