Today’s guest picture comes from Sharon’s trip to Orkney. Her shot shows the famous Skara Brae site.
It is a brief post with few photographs today as the morning was perfectly miserable with nothing but a few soggy dahlias to look at from the shelter of the front door…
…and buckets of that thin but penetrating rain drifting across the garden.
I put up my brolly and walked up to the town to see the physiotherapist. I have been fairly religiously doing the back exercises that she gave me last month and they have been very beneficial. She gave me some more sound advice on what to do and what not to do and I will see her again next month, by which time I hope that some better weather will have given me some walking opportunities.
It was still miserably wet as we drove across to Lockerbie in the afternoon to catch the train to Edinburgh. However, as the train was only two minutes late leaving and bang on time in arriving, and the rain had stopped by the time that we had got to Edinburgh, we arrived at Matilda’s in very good order.
On our way down, we passed this magnificent display of hanging baskets on the front of the Theatre Royal Bar.
I have to admit that I actually took this picture when we passed it last week in the sunshine rather on the grey day today.
Matilda was in a very sunny mood when we arrived and we enjoyed spelling out words and playing cards with her before having another excellent pasta alla Norma from Alistair for our tea after which we Matilda treated us to a very enjoyable display of improvised ballet. So we had a good time.
The weather had cleared up by the time that we went to catch the bus back to the station and I could almost have said that there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, except that there was one.
The train back was punctual and our drive home was illuminated by a lovely moon at which I had a close look when I got home.
No flying bird of the day today because of the rain but a high flying celestial object does quite well instead.