Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows a nice waterfall which he passed on his walk today. It follows the golden rule that there are always trees in front of interesting waterfalls.
I had a very normal Sunday. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing with the church choir and I stayed at home and made a beef stew for the slow cooker. Then I filled the feeders and watched a small invasion of goldfinches…
…flying in every direction.
When that was done, I got into my cycling gear and went for a short ride into the country.
One thing that marked the day out as slightly different from recent Sundays was that it had been snowing when we got up. Luckily the snow soon stopped but it remained a rather grey and chilly day so once again I had to wrap up well before setting out.
Mrs Tootlepedal had told me that she had seen three windmills at the new wind farm on her way to visit to the dump yesterday so I went to see if I could see them for myself today.
…but only just. I had to cycle to a better viewpoint to get all three more clearly.
Once again, I was in a good position to admire some gorse….
…and the inevitable power lines.
I was just bemoaning the fact that I hadn’t seen anything very interesting when I had to stop at Falford bridge because of a stream of traffic.
It turned out to be a procession of mature commercial vehicles on an outing.
What was even more surprising was that the lorries were being followed by four modern coaches with ‘on tour’ signs in the windows.
What their purpose or destination might be is a mystery. I was sorry for any normal car caught behind them on the narrow road.
I got home in time for a wander round the garden…
…lunch and a shower. After lunch, I snatched a moment to turn some more compost and then it was time to go off to Carlisle to sing with our Carlisle Community Choir. We had a a couple of hours of hard work trying (and mainly succeeding) to get to grips with a very syncopated modern pop song with a bucket of ‘oohs’, ‘aahs’ and ‘mmms’ to go with it. We did well and the conductor assured us that the audience will love it.
The stew turned out well and the Shakespeare anniversary celebrations meant that there were more interesting things to watch than usual on the telly.
Not the most exciting day but one that was well spent.
The rather rough flying bird of the day is from the goldfinch invasion.