Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s gallery of good looking ponds. This one was visited in Regent’s park at the end of last month.
The clouds had the tops of our hills firmly clamped in their misty grip all day and very little light got through them to ground level at all. This made for a dull day and a short account of it in today’s post.
It was warm though and reasonably still so I might have gone for a bike ride in the morning if I hadn’t had to sit for two hours in the visitor information centre giving out very little information to very few visitors.
When I got home, there was a light drizzle going on so I retired indoors and put a week of the newspaper index into the Archive Group database. When I had done that and had had lunch, I considered cycling again but foolishly turned on the telly to see what was happening in the Tour of Britain, which had a stage going through the Lake District today.
In the end this didn’t turn out to be such a stupid decision because the racing was very exciting and the drizzle outside turned into rain while we watched.
When they had safely finished, I took a turn round the garden. The drizzle had stopped and it was uncannily warm for such a grey day in September. I didn’t feel like photographing wet flowers so I looked for some foliage for a change.
There was plenty about.
And one of Mrs Tootlepedal’s favourite grasses.
There is a seemingly infinite variety of green in the garden.
In the evening, my flute pupil Luke came and we had a very satisfactory time with good progress being in evidence.
After tea, I went off to play with Mike and Isabel and we tried out a Haydn piano trio but decided that it wasn’t for us. When I got home, I looked for some new pieces and ordered a couple so it will be exciting to see what they are like. I hope that they will come before next week but music shops often take a long time to deliver as they often don’t have the things that they advertise on their websites actually in stock.
The flower of the day introduces the only sun seen here at any time today.