Today’s guest picture shows a squad of herons practising counter marching yesterday in a London park for the entertainment of my sister Mary.
I had a bit of a mistimed day today as I was busy inside in the morning when the weather was dry and by the time that I was ready for the great outdoors, the rain started…and kept going. Still, it let me do some things that I had been meaning to do for some time so it worked out not too badly.
The business of the morning included eating two of Dropscone’s excellent scones. It has probably been the lack of scones that has caused the outbreak of colds in the Tootlepedal household.
Dropscone had enjoyed his holiday in Malta and with the temperature at a steady 18 degrees C for most of the week, he had gone at a good time, not too hot and not too cold.
His holiday transport had included taxi, train, bus, bicycle, boat and aeroplane so he felt like an all round experienced traveller by the time that he got home.
My other morning business was putting a week of the newspaper index into the Archive Group database. This is the last one that I had waiting in my folder at home so it was a relief to have finished that lot but as there are many more waiting to be picked up at the Centre, I am not out of the woods yet.
I interrupted both these activities with occasional glances out of the window but once again the light was so poor that I didn’t spend a lot of time doing this.
I spent the wet afternoon looking at music for our recorder group and in the evening, I went off with Susan to play with the group in Carlisle.
I was a bit apprehensive as to whether I would have the puff to play but in the event, I lasted pretty well and only broke down once or twice. On these occasions the other players were very forgiving so I enjoyed the evening. We played three of the pieces that I had been sorting out in the afternoon and they turned out to be very enjoyable so that was time well spent.
Once again the poor light made catching a flying bird a bit of a dispiriting experience but a chaffinch helped me out with some peaceful gliding.