A quiet day by the river

Today’s picture (from my younger son in the US)  is another example of German glass working skill from the Natural History Museum of Harvard. The weather today was as good as anyone has any right to expect.  The wind was kind, the sky was blue and  the temperature was just in that perfect spot betweenContinue reading “A quiet day by the river”

An unexpected bonus

Today’s picture shows a colourful dell in the garden at Bodnant which my brother visited after whizzing up Snowdon (1085m) in Wales. I didn’t whizz up anywhere in the morning because once again, a very strong northerly wind was making cycling uninviting, especially as I was quite tired after my lawn care activities yesterday.  IContinue reading “An unexpected bonus”

In and out the dusty bluebells

My son and daughter-in-law have been getting about in the US and have sent me this teasing picture from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.  The leaves were made of glass by a pair of German glass workers from the turn of the previous century.. It was extremely windy here today and as I onlyContinue reading “In and out the dusty bluebells”

Sandy and Toot make it rain

Today’s picture, another from my son and daughter-in-law’s USA trip, shows two frogs at the Frog Pond in Boston. I am trying not to overdo my cycling mileage at the moment so I was happy that Dropscone is away refereeing juvenile golf matches and that my cello playing friend Mike came to pay me aContinue reading “Sandy and Toot make it rain”

Granny swapping

Today’s picture is another picturesque view from my sister Mary’s stroll round Kenwood the other day. It was not a day for a picturesque stroll anywhere round here today as it was raining heavily when we got up.  As it happened, we were not able to have a stroll anyway as we had an appointmentContinue reading “Granny swapping”

Two sunny days in a row!

Today’s picture, sent by my friend Bruce, shows two ducks visiting his garden.  I can’t make up my mind as to whether they look shifty or fierce. It was breezier today and a little bit colder in the morning but it was another beautiful spring day and the sort of day that compelled you toContinue reading “Two sunny days in a row!”

Wall to wall sunshine

Today’s picture was sent by my younger son and daughter-in-law who are in Boston on holiday. We had, as the title suggests, wall to wall sunshine today.  There absolutely wasn’t a cloud in the sky and for most of the day there wasn’t much wind either.  It may be three or four weeks late butContinue reading “Wall to wall sunshine”

A cracking wind

Today’s picture shows some inanely grinning idiot during last Sunday’s sportive.  In his defence it was taken at mile 58 so he was demob happy.  Note the stylish gym shoes and wing mirror, the sine qua non for the sophisticated cyclist.  Not to mention the wrinkly tights. There was no smiling and cycling today asContinue reading “A cracking wind”

All hail

Today’s picture shows my daughter-in-law standing in front of the arrangements at a Highland wedding.  They had one teepee for dining, one for dancing and one for chilling out.  They left the wedding to head for the USA for a holiday.  I hope that they got away in time as there was heavy snow inContinue reading “All hail”

A strong wind gives me an excuse

Today’s picture shows a very colourful display at Kenwood, London.  It was taken a couple of days ago by my sister Mary who has resumed her walks. We had a very sunny day here but the forecast heavy winds from the north also appeared making it quite chilly if you were out of the sun. Continue reading “A strong wind gives me an excuse”

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