A GWR railcar passes the farm. There seem to be visitors at the farm (2 cars) and some more workers and other small details fitted recently.
I’ve started trying to find some images I could use for a calendar for 2021 – not easy, as I’ve only left the house and garden once in the last 8 months!
This is the first flower to fully open on one of my C* cacti. All the cacti are covered in buds, though this is the most advanced one.
The initial planning of my new layout was done on a PC using Anyrail, but as usual I find that when I have a real board and track then some modifications to the plan take place. This photo shows some experiments on the details of the layout taking place.
This is the tree in the road outside my house – it was in better light earlier today, but by the time I had got the camera out it had clouded over!
Yesterday’s baseboard assembled. It builds into two boards (see upper picture) – compact for storage – which are bolted together to make a longer board (lower picture). Bolts with wing nuts are used to join them, so they are easily separated, and the holes in the board assure quite accurate alignment (although dowels might be worth adding to censure any rail track is really accurately aligned). I don’t plan to spare at the two boards as even combines they are reasonably compact and light, and it would be difficult to arrange the planned track to be easily separated at track joins.
This should keep me occupied for a while …
The next photo shows the contents of the pack, prior to assembly.
This is one of several which I have which always seem to flower before Christmas. I think they are even earlier than usual this year. They are all covered in buds, though none of the flowers are quite open yet.
The gardener put up a couple of hanging baskets for winter for me. It will be a while before they settle in and more flowers appear.
After using up some of the tomatoes for tomato chutney the other day, this time I tired pickling some more of them.