Today’s guest picture comes from a walk on The Edge in Derbyshire which my brother Andrew shared with his walking group….and some cows….and some very nice weather.
Our weather improved today but it was still pretty damp in the morning. I didn’t go out to take a flower picture until nearly midday.
Oddly, many of the poppies were facing the wrong way and I had to go out into the road and look into the garden from over the hedge to see these two pairs.
Yellow crocosmia have just started to come out and they should blend with the poppies if we get some warmth. The dahlias also need warmth but the nasturtiums are doing very well in the cool and damp.
Along with the weather, my back was quite a lot better too and I was able to trim a box ball and prune the espalier apples…
…which are cropping well this year.
After lunch I did a bit more work in the garden and admired a hosta and an indefatigable Icelandic poppy which will keep flowering as long as I keep dead heading it.
Mrs Tootlepedal spent as much as time in the garden as she could but I went in to give my back a rest and watched a bit of the World Athletic Championships. I was joined by Mrs Tootlepedal when it started to rain but the rain didn’t last so I went off for a walk to see how my back would hold up.
It held up well as I pottered down to Skippers Bridge and back, a distance of two miles which took me exactly an hour.
It wasn’t sunny but at least I could see the hills today.
There was plenty more to see on the way.
Skippers Bridge was looking as good as ever….
The recent repair is holding up well at the moment.
I thought that the trees were starting to get an autumnal tint when I looked through the bridge.
There was enough water coming down the river….
…to keep me well back from the edge.
On the way back there was more to see.
It was almost sunny as I walked back…
…and it was a very pleasant evening to be out walking.
I tried a black and white shot of the walnut tree when I got back to the garden….
…as I liked the pattern of the trunks.
We are promised some sunshine tomorrow and that will be very welcome. If we get it, I will try my back out on a short bike ride.