Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz and shows a delightful little cascade on the Becks Burn. She must have been standing in the middle of the stream to get this shot on her phone.
We had another dry day today as the Scandinavian High stood firm but the sun was nowhere to be seen and nor was I because after breakfast I went back to bed. I was suffering from generic unspecified feebleness and spent the day, even after I had got up again, doing very little indeed. I did have the energy for some intermittent moaning and groaning though.
I had perked up by the evening though so it might just have been a little old age.
In complete contrast to me, Mrs Tootlepedal was in fighting form and transplanted a large azalea, fetched manure from the manure mine and generally went around the garden like a whirlwind.
I dead headed the poppies.
Attila the Gardener was not short of helpful advice over the garden hedge but that is what neighbours are for.
Ken told us that he had been out for a cycle ride and this inspired me to take a little exercise myself so I took a picture of some feverfew in our garden…
…and went off for a short walk. The afternoon was getting on though and the cloudy skies made for gloomy photographic conditions.
The feeling was definitely autumnal and there were berries all around.
There were fungi too to be seen but only in dark corners of the wood so the pictures are rather dim.
Thanks to the New Hampshire Gardener, I now know that if I see a pretty fern, it might be worth looking behind the scenes.
It is always a pleasure to look at the Auld Stane Brig as far as I am concerned.
There was just enough light to see a final flourish for the year from Special Grandma when I got back.
After tea, I walked up to the market Place to attend a meeting on plans for the development of the new Information Hub there. It was very encouraging both for the number of volunteers who were present and for the enthusiasm of the owner and the manager of the premises to make a good job of using the place to offer visitors a real welcome to Langholm and locals a place to meet and find out what is going on in the town.
There were some excellent snacks as well. Win win.
Sandy was at the meeting and kindly gave me a lift home.
No flying bird of the day today as my joints didn’t feel like holding up a heavy camera for any length of time but there is a flower of the day.