Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. I like canals and bridges and his picture of the Trent and Mersey Canal has both.
It was a very cool and windy day today, with not a drop of sunshine to brighten things up at all so I was more than pleased to welcome Dropscone round for scones and coffee. He has been playing a lot of golf so he had many sad stories to tell me.
After he left, I took a turn round the garden but the day was so grey and the wind was so brisk that taking flowers pictures was a dead loss and I didn’t take try to take many. I took enough to record that the day of the tulip and grape hyacinth is almost gone…
…and we are witnessing the dawning of the age of Aquilegia.
It was spotting with rain after lunch when we went off to catch the train to Edinburgh to visit the world’s greatest small person and her parents. The clouds were down so low that if you looked up suddenly, you might bang your head on them and by the time that we got to Edinburgh, it was raining steadily. It didn’t let up for the rest of the day.
I was a bit bored because of the lack of views on the train so I amused myself by trying to catch scenes through the window as we zipped along. The route to Edinburgh climbs through a narrow valley beside the motorway up to the Beattock summit at just over a thousand feet and then, having crossed the river Clyde, coasts gently down to Edinburgh.
When we got to Matilda’s house, we found that her mother Clare had made some delicious scones so although it was a dull day for weather, it was a very good day for a scone lover.
The persistent rain meant that we didn’t get the opportunity to take Matilda to the park today but she kept herself busy by doing the washing up…
…occasionally wondering why people weren’t helping her.
We enjoyed a very good curry with her parents and then went home in the rain.
While we were waiting at Lockerbie to catch the train on the way up, I had had time to admire the fine tower of the Lockerbie Town Hall, visible from the station platform.
After a pause to let the possibility of transmitting bird disease diminish, I have put one bird feeder out again but no birds had visited it before we left so instead of a flying bird of the day today, I took a picture of a flowery train on the platform at Lockerbie.