Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce whose wife spotted an interesting creature on their windowsill. Is it a moth or a butterfly? I don’t know.
We had a fairly miserable morning as far as the weather went but bang on cue, the day brightened up a lot just after noon and the rest of the day was very pleasant.
This let me get out on the bike for the first time for a fortnight but the dry conditions unfortunately had an added brisk wind mixed in with them which made pedalling very hard. My legs were not in good condition so I did a dull twenty mile out and back ride and was pleased to get off.
I only stopped once to show a rowan tree along the road which has not been visited by birds yet.
I mowed the drying green and the green house grass when I got back and I am now fully caught up after the holiday. I also had time to look at the flowers in the garden during the afternoon.
The birds at the feeder were the usual suspects…
..but a young starling and an old jackdaw came too.
In the evening, we went along to the Buccleuch Centre for a jazz concert by a British singer, Tina May and an Italian pianist, Enrico Pieranunzi.
There was a select audience but the performers didn’t stint and gave us a first rate performance. We are very lucky to be able to listen to such quality so near to home.
The flower of the day is three poppies…
…and the flying bird of the day is three sparrows.
Sorry about the rushed blog but it is late and I am tired. Perhaps this is because I have put additional photographs onto the blog of day four of our holidays in France. You can see it here.