It was Fathers' Day yesterday, and as Stuart and Alison couldn't visit as they are on holiday, I took Malcolm out for brunch. I'm showing you the photo of what we had to eat first, as it will take the rest of the post for you to recover from such a big meal (I didn't finish mine!!)
now to go back to the start of the weekend.When we arrived at the flat, we made up a small picnic, and headed off to the beach on the far side of the lighthouse. As we sat eating, we had company. This enormous seagull crept closer and closer
while this crow watched from a fence post
on the beach, Malcolm meandered along looking for driftwood, and I looked for things to take photos off
just the other day I read about building stone stacks on I live, I love, I craft, I am me .... and promptly added building stone stacks to my to-do list. So on Saturday, I built my first one, topped with a piece of seaglass
delighted that it didn't fall over, I then built a shell stack
oh dear, I've definitely got the bug, as this morning I built this pebble, seaglass and shell one on my bathroom shelf!!
I haven't taken many of my "arty" photos recently, so I put that right over the weekend
in contrast to the tiny crab that I found last week, this shell was about 8" across!
these two boats were beached by the low tide
Malcolm spotted these seagull chicks, little fluffy bundles!
as we walked across the old bridge, we could see this photographer fiddling about with his tripod and camera (I was getting worried that his tripod would topple over and his camera would end up in the river!). Then, having got everything set just right. he produced this black cloth and disappeared under it!
we can't have a Berwick post without some swans!
more geese have appeared
the seal popped his head out of the water
last week it was a big orange lorry spoiling the view of the dock ........ this weekend it was a beer lorry
yesterday was the longest day for us in the Northern Hemisphere (yes, it's downhill all the way to Christmas now!). The sun was just setting at 10 0'clock
to finish ...... do you remember the sad tale of our little wisteria, which wouldn't grow and definitely wouldn't flower, no matter how much love we gave it? Recently Malcolm dug it up, and I gave it to Maureen, to see if it would grow in her garden, as she already has a spectacular one. She has been sending me regular progress reports, and yesterday she sent me this photo. The wisteria is still in the plastic bag that Malcolm put it in when he dug it up, and that is sitting in a bucket, waiting for the ground to be prepared for where it will be planted. Not only has it put out a lot of foliage, it has also flowered!! We think it didn't flourish in our garden because we are quite high up on our hill - we are about 200 feet higher than Hawick, so we are pleased to see it doing well lower down in Jedburgh!