Spent all morning yesterday and part of the afternoon in the garden. Picked one of my bags of King Edward Potatoes and have decided to leave the other one for a while yet as the potatoes were a little small. Cut back the Fuschia bushes - split some plants and replanted getting rid of the rough bits - no use for anyone. Still need to lift some more and divide but I will get that done another weekend.
Will also need to start feeding the birds seed - mind you they are frantically eating today - maybe its the wind - but there were loads of sparrows & starlings actually in the garden on the ground as well as in the bushes catching beasties. I keep looking for any unusual birds but so far nothing as yet. There is a Sparrow with one white wing tip very unusual - maybe it is a fledgling of the part white sparrow we sometimes see that I believe lives around Helendale at the other side of the town.
Looking forward to dinner tonight - Shetland Lamb, Rooster Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Onion all grown in my own garden - might even put a garlic clove into the mix.
At the back of the Toll Clock - Skippiedock
Mareel - still not finished
Boats at the Shetland Museum
The Barrels installeds as a memorial for the Gutters - on the other side is the Poem which I have tried to photograph in order and hope that those not in Shetland will enjoy. Quite difficult to photograph as a I had to stand right against the wall.
Its a lovely afternoon but very windy. Snowy just gone out - he will be glad that order wil be resumed tomorrow and he will be fed at a proper time ( 6.30 am) and not anytime between 7 and 10! He is quite patient but he does try and waken you up and eventually I usually have to give in. Alarm set back to work.
Been doing some crocheting (still practising) but my cross-stitch has been laid aside as it is white on white at the moment and I need daylight to work with it. Done some this afternoon.
Have a nice day Elaine xxx