I have had enough of the London Trip pictures so it is back to guest pictures of the day. Dropscone was on holiday in Glasgow last week when he met this attractive bridge over the Clyde.
After the excitement of yesterday, we had a very calm domestic day today. We did get out in the morning to visit both the Producers’ Market where we bought honey and our corner shop where we bought milk. We were thus fully equipped for a pleasant day.
It rained heavily at one point but mostly it was dry and occasionally it was even sunny and almost like summer though still rather cool for the time of year.
Al and Matilda took a turn round the garden…
…finding plenty to keep them interested.
I mowed both lawns and the drying green and checked on the flowers.
On spite of the bright colour of the Lilian Austin rose, I rarely see a bee near one. They much prefer the rather plainer hostas.
In the greenhouse, the petunia is still looking good….
…which is lucky, as it is my job to keep it watered in the absence of the gardener.
I bought 3lbs of raspberries at the Producer’s Market as the blackbirds are eating ours because I haven’t netted them and I made six jars of raspberry jam with them.
I have kept the breadmaking machine very busy while Matilda has been here. I have made two loaves, 12 rolls and a pizza dough. The breadmaker makes good bread but it makes excellent dough.
In the afternoon, we all went out into the garden in a sunny spell. I took a formal picture of the visitors.
As you can see, Matilda was dressed for every weather condition.
We had lots of fun but the highlight was several games of grandmother’s footsteps (in spite of the absence of the actual grandmother).
Matilda was very difficult to creep up on….
…but I was easier to catch.
Photos courtesy of the Al and Clare Photo Agency.
There were a couple of white butterflies flitting about but they were reluctant to pose for me.
As Al and I wandered around, Matilda practised putting her foot down.
She is quite good at that already.
The pizza dough made a delicious base for a home made pizza for our tea and as there were strawberries and cream and cherries about too, we ate like kings.
There are a large number of blackbirds in the garden and I can’t make up my mind whether they are all from one family or not but almost every time I look out of the window, I can see at least one.
This is one of three I could see today. The others were the flying birds of the day and flew out of the frame before I could shoot.