Today’s guest picture comes from Liz, who is both our gardening adviser and Mike and Alison Tinker’s daughter. She got an unusual view of the Forth rail bridge from a nearby pottery cafe the other day.
Today was a write off here, gloomy at the start and gloomier as it went on. It rained all day and for a lot of the time it blew very hard too. As my foot has got a bit sore lately, I was very happy to have a good excuse to give it a rest.
I did drive up to visit Sandy to get our shared mount cutter as Mrs Tootlepedal wanted a small picture mounted. He was pleased to see me. He is finding life with a sore back rather boring, especially in weather like today’s.
I did look out of the window but there was not enough light to make this a gainful proposition with nothing on the feeder…
…and nothing in the walnut tree.
Some birds must have arrived later because as Mrs Tootlepedal was making meringues with egg whites left over from a Christmas custard…
…she saw the sparrow hawk swoop down and pick off one of our visitors. This is bad because we don’t really have visitors to spare at the moment.
I spent the afternoon wasting time trying to be clever on the computer and actually taking more time to do a task than I would have taken if I had done it in the normal way. Still, I had time to spare today so it didn’t matter much.
I am sorry for a dull post but it really was a dull day in every way today, and no amount of dressing it up could make it more interesting.
The weather should be better tomorrow.