I haven’t been doing too much lately except working on various family trees – not mine this time - and trying to sort out stuff I don’t need and can take to the charity shop! I’ve also been out for lunch with friends, at the new visitor centre at Abbotsford House, home of Scottish 19th century novelist, Sir Walter Scott. The house itself is undergoing some refurbishment at the moment so is covered with scaffolding but here’s how it looks anyway! You really will have to click the photo to see it better!
In the opposite direction you get a view of just one of the Eildon Hills. It wasn’t the nicest of days as you can see, but I liked the composition! I had the camera with me late one afternoon as I was coming along the High Street, and realised that the days are lengthening already. A month ago it would have been dark by 4.20.
And look what are pushing up through the snow. My daffodils are looking good. Another couple of months and they’ll be in flower. I was on my way out to take a walk over Tweed Bridge and along the Green. This is looking down at Tweed Green from the bridge, and for once, my house isn’t hidden behind a tree! Well, I made sure it wasn’t!
In days gone by people who lived on the Green were permitted by a local by-law to hang their washing, their laundry, on washing lines attached to these poles alongside the path. Actually, technically, one still can use these washing poles, but no-one does now!
So after my walk in the cold I headed to Pam’s tearoom for a hot cup of tea and a treacle scone, and who did I see hopping around the courtyard outside? I love to get photos of robins! The picture turned out a bit blurred so I played with it a bit and added a filter to improve it. Isn’t he cute!
Talk again soon.