Today’s guest picture shows Great Malvern as seen from the top of a hill. Needless to say it was my brother who had nipped up the hill to take the picture. He likes a hill.
I am posting very early today as Mrs Tootlepedal and I are catching a train to Glasgow to hear Verdi’s Requiem performed by one of our Carlisle conductor’s other choirs. It should be a treat but thanks to railway line closures for maintenance work, we won’t be back home until the early hours of tomorrow morning.
It was a sporadically rainy day today and very grey so not a great day for taking pictures, cycling or doing anything useful in the garden.
The garden is enjoying the warmer wetter weather.
Mrs Tootlepedal picked up a walnut flower from the ground.
Mrs Tootlepedal had an Embroiderers’s Guild meeting and I went for a walk in the hope of seeing something interesting.
I saw quite a lot of interesting things, like swallows glued to a wall…
…and a grey wagtail flitting along the river and a tree creeper living up to its name…
…and a few ducklings…
…and a very busy nuthatch coming and going to its nest…
…and going and coming…
…but the light was so poor that it wasn’t taking any pictures of them.
I looked at trees instead.
There were all sorts of things dangling off them.
So that kept me happy.
I noticed a few more things as I walked round the Scholars’ Field.
And a very fine honeysuckle flower in our hedge when I got home.
The flower of the day is a standard rhododendron which I met on the Lodge Walks.
If we get up to Glasgow and back safely, I will report on the concert tomorrow.