The large tabby has just trotted through my garden. Because my garden is steep it has been terraced and has several walls topped with slabs which make a perfect runway for any local cat to go across - and they do - one and all. Some, like the big ginger one, linger but most just come in at one side, trot across and go through the hedge at the other end and out goodness knows where. What mysterious creatures they are. Whoever it was who said 'I am the cat who walks alone. All places are alike to me' knew cats well, just as whoever it was who said ' Cats are superior, Dogs are inferior, Pigs is equal'. After talking on here the other day about tramps in the old days leaving marks on gateposts to tell other tramps that this was a friendly house I now find that a cat is leaving a not such a pleasant mark (s***) not to put too fine a point on it right at the foot of my front door step. I am not sure exactly what this is supposed to signify.
It has been a fairly insignificant sort of day here both incident wise and weather wise. It has been trying to whip up enthusiasm to rain all day but never quite succeeded. Just dampish. My son called,my neighbour was gardening and the three of us conducted a three way social distance chat for a while. I gathered together the bits and pieces needed for my red letter visit in the morning to the hairdresser - mobile, hand sanitiser, face mask, bank card - all ready and to hand. I am hoping to come back transformed. Then in the afternoon a Zoom with Windermere friends and friend W. In social terms these days quite a busy day.
My poor rose has taken quite a battering in the wind over the past week and I suddenly noticed just how sad it looked. I have snipped off all but one of its blooms (they were all past their best) and given it a good feed today so I am hoping it will recover well. A little mouse lives in the wall right behind it and I am always conscious of it when I work just there.
Last night there was the most beautiful sunset. I had my back to it but just happened to turn around at the right time to catch it. These things are so fleeting.