Doing some writing on search engines at the moment and I came across a useful source at The Search Engine List. There are quite a few lists of search engines on the web but this one is useful insofar as it categorises search engines into classes such as All Purpose, Blogs, Books, Business, Medical, Metasearch etc. The value here lies in the specialist nature of many of the search engines which are likely to find material which general search engines such as Google might not. Obviously, there is much overlap in these search engines and there is no guarantee that, for example, using a medical oriented search engine will produce better results than an Advanced Search on Google, but we do need to keep reminding ourselves that if we limit our searches to Google only, we are likely to miss out.
On Sunday, a Spring walk up the hills around Abbey St Bathans which is a hamlet which many people pass while walking The Southern Upland Way. The cold weather here has meant that the snowdrops are still in full bloom here and the daffodils are not out yet. Great to be out in the border hills which are a different landscape from the arable countryside around Dunbar, where I live. This is the lambing season and while walking up a track, a tractor carrying lambs and sheep to a farm in the hills passed by, as the photo below shows. As we walked back to the car, two buzzards flew high above the woods and hills, looking for afternoon tea.