Today’s guest picture is another from my ex colleague of her sister’s visit to Iceland. It is a place I visited in 1963 but only for an hour and a half and at night so I may have missed sights such as these.
After a very passable start to March, our weather reverted to type today with strong winds and persistent rain. This was a relief in some ways as the unusually good recent spell had been making people nervous. At last we can get back to our national pastime of complaining about the weather again.
I didn’t have any great plans anyway as I was due to go and collect Sandy from hospital after his hernia operation. He rang me up and we agreed a time. I was nice and prompt and he was dressed and ready to go. All we had to do was to wait for his medicines to come up from the pharmacy.
We went downstairs to have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake….and waited.
In the end, I went off for a walk round the hospital grounds and Sandy kindly did the waiting for both of us.
It wasn’t raining in Carlisle so I enjoyed my stroll. There were bedding plants to enjoy…
….and large clumps of daffs…
…and a walk past the old hospital building. There is nothing like a Greek temple to make you feel better.
My walk was perfectly timed as the medicines arrived at the same time as I did.
This is a note to local users of the hospital who are always complaining about the lack of parking: if you want to get parked, be there on Easter Saturday. There was only one car in the whole of the lower car park!
As soon as Sandy got into the car and we headed for home, it started to rain and it didn’t stop. Not the best welcome home for an invalid. He is not at his peak and has to rest and not drive for a while so a spell of bad weather may be just the thing to persuade him that staying indoors is a good scheme.
It certainly kept me indoors for the rest of the day. Whether it was the damp weather or old age, I felt pretty tired so I wasn’t unhappy to do nothing. I did look out of the window once. The rain hadn’t put the birds off.
There was plenty of action during the few moments that I was watching…
…but not much light.
We are promised more wind and rain for tomorrow so pictures of spring may be put on hold for a while.
A chaffinch was the only
half quarter decent flying bird I could get today.