Today’s guest picture shows Sandend harbour in Banff, on the north east coast of Scotland. Gavin passed it on a walk today as he is on holiday up there.
We had another dry day here today, although one or two spots of rain did fall in a half hearted way in the afternoon.
After breakfast I had to frame a couple of wild goat pictures for a Moorland Exhibition in the Welcome to Langholm Centre in May and then I had a walk round the garden.
in spite of the frosty weather earlier in the week, many tulips have done very well and even some of the Ballerinas have survived….
…and more tulips are arriving every day.
The tulips that Mrs Tootlepedal bought at Alnwick have survived the journey home and the cold and are looking very healthy. Here are three of them.
I couldn’t pass the anemone by without taking a picture….
…because they are delicate flowers and it might be gone if there is a heavy shower of rain.
Although progress is slow because of the recent chilly mornings, new flowers are arriving.
I was very impressed by the volubility of a blackbird as I went down the drive in front of the house.
I didn’t have long to look around though because I was delighted to leave the garden to partake of some treacle scones brought round by Dropscone to go with our first cup of coffee for a while. Dropscone followed his trip to Skye with a golfing break so he has hardly seen his home for a fortnight.
He hasn’t lost his scone skills though.
After he left, I had to go to the health centre for a routine check but i had time to check on the perching redpolls first.
After lunch I went off for a cycle ride. The wind had dropped considerably from recent days and had moved round from the north so it was both quite a bit milder and much more helpful as I cycled back to Langholm from Canonbie. I concentrated so hard on the pedalling that i forgot to take any pictures at all.
When I got home, I took my framed pictures up to the town and helped hang them on the wall beside some offerings from the local art club.
The Moorland Exhibition has been well publicised so I hope that they get plenty of visitors.
In the evening, Mike and Alison came round and Alison and I had an enjoyable time playing as always. On a sobering note though, we put a metronome on as I felt that we were slightly rushing a slow movement in one of the pieces. ‘ Slightly rushing’ turned out to be an understatement as were well ahead of the pace after only four bars. We shall have to learn to apply the brakes.
The flying bird of the day is a goldfinch, looking a bit shifty I thought.