Today’s guest picture is the last from our son Tony’s visit to Anstruther. He found a new friend crawling about there.
My new Lumix has arrived so it was a bit annoying to find that the forecast was quite right and we had a very gloomy, cool, windy and wet day today, not at all suitable for trying the camera out. By the time that the rain had got bored and stopped, the light had gone.
It was not a day for cycling or golf either so it was lucky that Dropscone and I had scones and coffee to pass the time in the morning. I had a little strawberry jam on my scones but Dropscone is a purist and doesn’t like to mar the beauty of his scones with additives.
When he left, the rain eased off for long enough for me to go to the corner shop to pay my bill and then take a quick walk round the garden.
The new camera did its best.
I think that that says all you need to know about the day and I wasn’t unhappy to have a quiet day inside after some quite energetic days recently.
I used the time to make soup, bread and another couple of jars of strawberry jam and I also stewed a few more thinnings from the gooseberry bush.
When I wasn’t doing that, I had a crossword and the new camera’s manual to puzzle over as well as plenty of music to practise so I wasn’t bored at all.
Yesterday the forecast said it was going to rain every day for the next ten days but today it says it is hardly going to rain at all for the next ten days so I am going to keep my fingers crossed and believe today’s forecast and hope to be able to give my new camera an outing shortly.
I should say that we had the first turnips of the year from the garden with our tea tonight. They were very sweet and tasty.
No flying or sitting birds or bees today, just another soggy flower.
End Note: I have just passed my seventh anniversary of posting pretty well every day and have now notched up 2559 posts so I would like to take this opportunity to thank the patient and kindly people who have been fellow passengers for all or part of this long journey, with particular thanks for those who have been there from the start and those who have found time to post comments. It is always interesting for me to read them.
It is a curious fact that many more people sign up as followers of a blog than actually read it so although just over 5000 people (or robots) have signed up as followers, the actual daily number of visitors is normally just over 100 and as not every reader visits every day, the regular readership might be between 100 and 200 people.
I am always very touched when people tell me that they enjoy reading the posts and/or looking at the pictures, because I have really enjoyed both writing the posts and learning how to use a camera (up to a point) to illustrate them.
As a result of writing the blog, I have naturally found myself reading many other people’s blogs on a regular basis and this has greatly added to my general enjoyment, my appreciation of photography and my knowledge of both nature and life in many parts of the world.
I would also like to thank most warmly all those who have contributed guest pictures of the day over the years. My brother Andrew and sister Mary, who have contributed countless excellent photos, get a special mention here.
Here’s to the next seven years, if spared.