Today’s guest picture is another of Simon’s views of the railway bridge over the Esk below Canonbie. I will have to go for a walk there myself, it looks inviting.
There is very little to say about today. I was secretly quite pleased that it was in general a wet and windy day as it made my task of sitting quietly all day much more tolerable than if the sun had been shining.
On the down side, it was very nasty when Mrs Tootlepedal went off to catch the train to Edinburgh to visit Matilda. It had stopped raining by the time that she got to the capital and she had enough time to visit the last day of the Turner exhibition at the National Gallery and the Lakeland shop which is nearby. A nice mixture of art and commerce.
Because I wasn’t on the trip today, the trains in both directions were punctual and had sufficient seats for the number of travellers.
I did nothing exciting but the enforced rest let me put another two weeks of the newspaper index into the Langholm Archive database and an electrician arrived and replaced the defunct fan in our bathroom, so the day was about as good as it could be under the circumstances….especially as I didn’t have another dizzy spell.
The rain stopped in the late afternoon and I made a brief expedition into the garden just for a literal breath of fresh air.
We are getting very excited about the first daffodil.
The snowdrops are coming along well…
…and the magnolia is developing buds. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn’t get walloped by a hard frost.
Mrs Tootlepedal has brought some snowdrops in and put them in a vase so they gave me something to photograph…
…though I should have used a tripod, but I was too lazy.
The quiet morning and afternoon were followed by a quiet evening.
Perhaps because of the strong winds, or perhaps because of a looming sparrowhawk, or perhaps because of a mixture of both, no birds were seen all day today so this is not a flying bird of the day, or even a perching one.
Matilda’s father has fixed the PHP update problem on the Archive website. As he is a pretty busy chap, this was a great kindness.