Today’s guest picture comes from one of Dropscone’s walks with his new camera. He saw this vision of sunshine through a hole in the wall about ten days ago.
There was no vision of sunshine here today as yet another morning of wind and drizzle kept our spirits low.
Luckily we had the writing, stamping and posting of Christmas cards to take our mind off the weather and I walked up to the post office to send them away after lunch.
As it had stopped raining, I kept walking. I went along the riverside path which has the hole into which I fell in August and I was very careful to keep my eyes down until I had passed it.
Mrs Tootlepedal doesn’t like this path because she feels that she is liable to be swept away by a small landslide as the bank is both steep and soggy. The powers that be share her concerns and have been planting lots of shrubs and trees to try to stabilise things. It is early days still….
…but already a small landslip through the middle of the new planting….
…doesn’t bode well for the future of the scheme. We shall see.
I kept my camera in my pocket until I was near the end of my walk when first a fine mossy wall….
…and then a bold horsewoman fording the Wauchope caught my eye.
She kindly posed her horse so that I could get a good shot. When I said that the shot was spoiled by a branch hiding her face, she laughed and said that only the horse mattered and plunged on through the foaming waters.
She told me that the recent flood had helped the crossing by filling up some gaps with fresh gravel.
The early evening was filled with activity as the annual general meeting of the Archive Group took place. The high spot of the meeting was the decision to have our annual dinner in an entirely new venue. We were giddy with the excitement of it all. Otherwise, the meeting passed without any points of order or demands for resignations and we will potter on for another year much as before.
After tea, Sandy and I went up to the Archive Centre to continue the pottering process and put two weeks of the newspaper index into the database.
It really wasn’t a day for taking flying bird pictures and for once, I didn’t even try.