Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who had a recent trip to the west country where she looked over the surfing beach at Newquay from her hotel.
I had an uneventful day today with only a visit to our new travelling bank in the morning and a visit to Matilda in the afternoon to report.
I took a look round the garden before going to the bank.
I had a quick look at the birds over lunch. Sparrows and chaffinches were in evidence.
When we got to Lockerbie station in the afternoon, I stretched my legs with a walk along to the end of the platform before the train came (late as ever) as I usually do and once again was delighted by the geometry of railway lines.
I think it is the vanishing perspective that makes the view so alluring.
I looked up at the decorative tower on the town hall and saw that it had some birds as extra decoration today….
…and I was pleased to see one actually perching on the wire structure that is supposed to keep them off the building.
Al and Clare have been very busy preparing their house for inspection by potential buyers but they finally finished today and the house is now on the market. It looked so good in the house agent’s booklet that we nearly bought it ourselves. I gave the lawn a trim and a neatened up the edges which gave me some innocent enjoyment.
As they were both tired and the house was far to neat to have a meal in, we went out for our evening meal for the second week running. I could get used to city life and eating out if wasn’t for the ruinous expense.,
To be fair to the rail company, the train home was on time.
It was a very grey and windy day so it wasn’t a day to take many photographs but I have never seen a flying bird of the day pictures that spoke of “Flaps down!” with such urgency.