Out like a lamb

Today’s guest picture is another from Fiona’s visit to the Washington Wildlife Park.   It’s a striking bird, I think you’ll agree. March, as it should, went out like a lamb and we enjoyed a sunny and calm day from start to finish. I had a busy morning so it was just as well that IContinue reading “Out like a lamb”

Cutting the clouds

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit by my Newcastle correspondent to the Washington Wildfowl Centre (the real Washington, not the one in America).  It was ideal as one of her children is a wildlife fan and the other likes Lego.  Win, win. I am trying to make inroads into my newspaper index backlog byContinue reading “Cutting the clouds”

More sunshine, more showers

Today’s guest picture comes from a flying visit to York by my brother.  He felt that the York Art Gallery is built very much in the style of a railway station.  This is probably appropriate for the city which is the home of the National Railway Museum. Sandy is recovering slowly from his operation butContinue reading “More sunshine, more showers”

Home alone

Today’s guest picture shows a very striking bald eagle which Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent met.  I expect that she had her children with her too. Like yesterday, it was a day of sunshine and showers again today which made planning a bit of a lottery. I was busy in the morning making sour dough breadContinue reading “Home alone”

Sunshine on Leith

The guest picture of the day is a picture taken by my daughter-in-law Clare of her daughter and our granddaughter Matilda getting in some training for the Grand National of 2036. Since it was a holiday weekend, Mrs Tootlepedal had expressed a wish for an outing and  she got her wish in an unexpected way. Continue reading “Sunshine on Leith”

Making the most of it

Today’s guest picture shows Scarborough Bay where my brother was enjoying enough sun to bask  (but not enough to swim). I had carefully studied the weather forecast for today and it suggested that if I rose early, ate my breakfast promptly and got out on the bike in good time, I would enjoy pleasant sunshineContinue reading “Making the most of it”

Rather a dull day

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbiur Gavin’s trip to the US.  He visited Utah and saw these cranes.  He couldn’t get them to fly though. We couldn’t see much here today when  we woke up as the dry spell had ended, the clouds were clamped firmly onto the hills and the town was swathedContinue reading “Rather a dull day”

Patient transport

Today’s guest picture from Gavin shows the Devil’s Slide, a (very) unusual geological formation located in northern Utah’s Weber Canyon. My plan was to get up early and do twenty miles on the bike before coffee and the plan partially worked as I got up at my normal time and did fourteen miles.  All right,Continue reading “Patient transport”

Bike care

Today’s guest picture shows Dropscone’s grandson Leo on the starting line for the Langholm Grand Prix. The promised rain is still holding off and it was another calm, grey day, ideal for cycling today.  Sadly, I had arranged to take my bikes down to the bike shop in Longtown for their annual service so cyclingContinue reading “Bike care”

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