Puffed out

As it is National Hedgehog Awareness Week, I was very happy to be sent this picture by Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent, who is taking care of two rescue hedgehogs. Our spell of dry weather continued but I was glad that I had decided not to cycle today as there was a very fresh wind blowingContinue reading “Puffed out”

Two good choices

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce.  He was much taken by this planting on the course of the Hawick Golf Club.  It must be just about the neatest planting ever ( and helpful to senior golfers who can’t remember where they are). There are strong winds forecast for tomorrow soContinue reading “Two good choices”

A pedal and a tootle and I was framed

Today’s guest picture shows Sandend harbour in Banff, on the north east coast of Scotland.  Gavin passed it on a walk today as he is on holiday up there. We had another dry day here today, although one or two spots of rain did fall in a half hearted way in the afternoon. After breakfastContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle and I was framed”

Another ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony.  While I was playing recorders in Denholm last Saturday, he was watching a cycle event passing by further up the borders. It was another dry day today, although it seems to have rained later on when we were in Edinburgh. After breakfast, I went for a lookContinue reading “Another ray of sunshine”

Warblepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary, who visited  Dulwich Park opposite the Dulwich Art Gallery in South London today.  It is an oasis of peace in a busy world. We had another chilly morning followed by another dry day with a north wind.  More tulips fell under the heavy hand of the cold but some survived…Continue reading “Warblepedal”

A good hiding

Today’s guest picture was taken by my friend Gavin’s son Fraser when Gavin went to Yosemite with him.  I gather that you may have to knock other photographers out of the way to take this stunning view. We had another day of mostly sunny weather but with an even stronger and colder north wind than yesterdayContinue reading “A good hiding”

A rewarding day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s walk up Blencathra last week.  He got this splendid view of the Lake District as he climbed. We were promised a chilly day with a brisk north wind and we got it.  Luckily we got some very bright and cheerful sunshine for most of the day soContinue reading “A rewarding day”

A lot of light but not much heat

Today’s guest picture shows another fine waterfall seen by Dropscone on his holiday in Skye. We had the second bright but slightly chilly day in a row and once again, musical activity got in the way of cycling. I did get out for a morning ride but only after I had put a lamb stewContinue reading “A lot of light but not much heat”

Playing day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and shows Mr Grumpy’s London cousin trying (successfully) to outdo a work of art in the background in Hyde Park. There were touches of frost to be seen when I got up.  However, it was cheerfully sunny and the day got warmer as it went on.  ItContinue reading “Playing day”

Seen and gone

Today’s guest picture shows a fine waterfall visited by Dropscone and family on his Skye holiday. In spite of a forecast of rain, we had yet another dry, cool day with a brisk wind until the evening.  I should have gone cycling (my neighbour Ken did 40 miles in the morning) but I was feelingContinue reading “Seen and gone”