Did you, like me, learn this saying when you were little
Red sky at night, shepherds' delight
Red sky at morning, shepherds' warning
So after this sky on Friday night .......
....... I didn't expect this on Saturday!
We went for a walk in Melrose yesterday morning. After the heavy rain, the river was full - the noise was amazing as the water poured over the rocks
the blossom still isn't fully out
but there are plenty of signs that plants are catching up after the cold spring delayed growth
I took this photo not because I want the jacket, but because I was thinking about how it would look as an applique block!
Malcolm is having his annual battle to stop the swallows nesting in the garage ...... every time he opens the garage door they swoop in. I went out this afternoon to sort through the contents of the chest freezer, to make sure there wasn't a fossilised, unrecognisable lump of something languishing at the bottom. No sooner had I made a start to the sorting out, when the swallows appeared. So, I came up with a cunning plan to deter them ......this is the fleece that Malcolm wraps tender plants in for the winter. I think he will be using it in the days to come, as clipping it to the garage door is a lot less bother than having to constantly open and shut it when he is busy in the garden
this might look like a somewhat boring photo of ivy on our neighbours' wall...... but I think there are several sparrows nesting in it. They are also nesting as usual under the roof at the front of the house - but we now have so many sparrows that I guess they have had to find more places to nest
some good news to finish - it was much warmer today and the bees were buzzing about the garden!