The second guest picture of the day is also from my brother’s Welsh trip and shows a pretty view from a climb up Snowdon.
Our trip to Glasgow ended with a sunny rail trip back to Carlisle and a quick drive home for a meal and a rest before returning to Carlisle for a choir practice. Considering that we were quite tired from just watching his Glasgow concert, it was a tribute to our conductor Andrew that he was full of energy for us and we had a good session.
We had time to look round the garden while we were at home and there are always things to see when you have been away for a day or two.
The alpine clematis is opening more flowers…
…and the tulips in the front bed are thriving.
The garden is brightened up by two patches of white…
In an effort to keep resting the thumb, I set the heavy camera up on a tripod and stood it beside the kitchen sink and used a remote control. It spotted an infrequent visitor, a greenfinch….
…and three of our regulars, a goldfinch, a siskin and a redpoll.
It didn’t manage to catch a flying bird as it can’t stay in the way in the kitchen for long but it did notice a feisty siskin.
And with a bit of a swivel, it caught a blackbird tip toeing across the lawn.
I am hoping to continue resting my thumb for a day or two but I hope to be back on my bike before the week is over.