The guest picture from Tony shows the clouds over the Forth that make his post-dog-walking welly rack, which was featured yesterday, a necessity.
I had an untypical day today as it was almost all given over to useful and necessary activity which didn’t involve walking, cycling or taking pictures. We spent most of the day in Carlisle doing stuff and when we got home, it was raining. I took a couple of shots in the garden just to have something to show for this post…
The pond was doing reverse leaking and filling up with the rain…
…which was falling on goldfinches in the fake tree..
…and (less heavily) on goldfinches on the sunflower stalk.
I filled up the seed feeder and it immediately became quite busy…
…and soon became very busy.
Then I had to settle down to phoning people to try to make sure that my bank account fraud wasn’t rippling any wider and for the moment at least, things are quiet and the bank is doing its best to keep them that way. Fingers crossed.
In the evening, I went out for a practice with Langholm Sings which was hard work and not as rewarding as I had hoped.
As a result of the day, I am feeling rather tired and can only apologise to those who hope for a smile and a ray of sunshine when they visit the blog.
The flying chaffinch of the day in the rain rounds the post off.
21 thoughts on “Busy but dull day”
Excellent photos – the artificial tree seems to have met with approval.
It looks surprisingly lifelike but that will fade as the twigs grow old and dry.
That sounds a bit like me.
I hope someone in the know can help with your bank account fraud. Here we have 3 major credit bureaus and I had to call them to put a fraud alert on my name and accounts. Now nobody can do anything financially in my name without red flags flying. I hope you have something similar. It seems to work fairly well so far.
The pond looks much bigger than I thought, but I can’t remember what made me think it was small to begin with.
The pond is small, about six foot long so the camera angle may have flattered it. I have taken steps to have my name flagged up in the way you suggest and I am checking to see if anyone is trying anything in the way of credit in my name.
The pond looks good all filled up with water. Sorry the choir practice was so disappointing.
I agree with the above comment . The pond is looking in excellent shape.
Reverse leaking — love it!
There is plenty of opportunity for it at the moment.
The garden is a wonderful asset when there’s not much else to photograph – now I wish it would stop raining here 🙂 Good luck with the bank
Others in the town have suffered from the same thing at the same bank so I am hoping that it is not too personal.
That’s probably good
Phew! Good luck with that bank fraud. On a brighter note…what a lovely pond!
We are happy that it at least is holding water unlike many politicians arguments.
Short but lovely post- just like the birds!
You are kind. 🙂
Almost put a “like” to this post, but I didn’t like the sound of “bank account fraud”! Hoping you suffer no losses. It’s a strange world to let a thing like that happen.
Considering how difficult it is to open an account, it is strange that fraudsters manage it so easily.
Oh dear re the bank fraud. A friend just found that someone was streaming videos from her Netflix account in another language. It did get sorted.
Phone calls about such things are a tedious way to spend part of the day.