Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset corespondent, Venetia. Her hedge has been clipped and revealed a large flock of sparrows.
This was a day with very little to be said for it so I shall say very little about it.
It was raining overnight, it was raining in the morning, it was raining in the afternoon and it was raining in the evening.
Mrs Tootlepedal has been levelling off a bit of the drive to put in new paving stones. This was it today….
…and that summed up the day.
We did drive down to a garden centre in the afternoon just to get out of the house, but as the roads were very wet and the garden centre was more full of Christmas tat than garden stuff, this excursion didn’t bring us much joy.
I peered out into the gloom to watch the birds for a bit…
The feeder wasn’t very busy and the camera makes the weather look a lot better than it really was. There were moments of action…
…and moments of peaceful seed chomping…
…though you always have to keep an eye out for incoming siskins.
I went shopping and Mrs Tootlepedal made some leek and potato soup, and that was that for a day which will probably not figure largely in our scrapbook of golden memories.
It is supposed to rain all night.
A just flying goldfinch is the flying bird of the day.