Art and nature

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is a railway enthusiast and was present at the unveiling of a plaque by Captain Chris Smith at the spot where the Hawick railway station would be if it was still here, which it isn’t. The Jellicoe Express ran between Euston and Thurso.  Hawick on theContinue reading “Art and nature”

Scones, scuttling around and singing

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s walk round the Wemyss Estate.  As well as a parakeet in a tree, he came across a curious deer which was looking a bit lost. We were visited by storm Diana today.  I must say that the practice of giving passing weather fronts a name isContinue reading “Scones, scuttling around and singing”

Abundance

Today’s guest picture is from my sister Mary who visited the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. It was a sunny day here when we got up but far too cold to be able to risk a cycle ride with frost about so I pottered about until Sandy arrived with some Archive Group documents and weContinue reading “Abundance”

Plenty of sound but not much light

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s walk with his dog.  He needed full colour to record this parakeet. We woke up to a bright and frosty morning and I had to scrape ice off the car windscreen before I could drive south for another singing lesson with Mary, our Langholm choir conductor. Continue reading “Plenty of sound but not much light”

Missing a move

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He took a suitably black and white shot of his black and white dogs. In theory today was very much the same temperature as yesterday but in practice it felt much colder because of a rawness in the air and as a result I was quiteContinue reading “Missing a move”

A golden moment

Today’s guest picture comes from a trip which my brother Andrew made to Shipley Park a while ago, when there as still some colour in the trees. We woke to a fine calm and often sunny day but in spite of this, I had a very restful morning.  Indeed, it was so restful that forContinue reading “A golden moment”

A quick check

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s Highland Tour.  As well as stunning scenery, he noticed this very curious gate. As it happens, Dropscone is exactly half a year older than me to the day so to celebrate my arrival at the same age as he is, he brought round some of his traditional treacle sconesContinue reading “A quick check”

A happy but quiet birthday

Today’s guest picture is another from the seasonal treats offered in Nottingham.  My brother didn’t just have the chance of curry, he could have had Belgian waffles too. It was my birthday today but since when you get to a certain age, just arriving at another birthday is a treat and a privilege, we didn’tContinue reading “A happy but quiet birthday”

Help from afar

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who found this slightly unlikely windmill.  It is not producing flour but dispensing curried sausages in the market square in Nottingham.  Well I never, what next? We had a chilly day here but it was dry which was a relief after some overnight rain.  My leg rehabilitation isContinue reading “Help from afar”

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