This was last weeks snow. It stayed a day and come the next...it rained. It is almost gone off the fells now, but nary a sign of it on the roads and gardens.
Today.. powerful gusts of wind are propelling those on foot up our steep hill. This weather can come in handy! lol
The little yellow wagtail is a regular daily visitor to the feeding station under our stone bench. Porridge oats and suet fatballs have been seeing him and other wild birds through these hard months.
A pair of robins visit the station. A rare sight. They must be a couple, as males don't allow other males into their territory.
Blackbirds, sparrows and wrens also visit, as well as a deformed pigeon and its partner.
I am not overly fond of pigeons, but at this time of year I can't bear to see any living creature suffer without food.
There is a cute little mouse which lives in the stone wall... it hopped down and up onto the wall again before the sun rose. It was so tiny!
I'm off to play indoor flat green bowling tomorrow up at Penrith. ( About 30 miles from here).
A large group of us take over the facilities for the day, once a fortnight. Lunch is prepared and served buffet style for us, before we resume again in the afternoon. I so enjoy the day!
Bryan doesn't join me now as he plays for an indoor short bowls team. He found that playing the longer flat green bowls didn't help his accuracy when playing short green bowls.