Two choirs and three bridges

Today’s guest picture comes from my files. Looking back, I don’t think that I have used this fine slightly surreal shot taken by my brother Andrew. (If I have, it deserves another outing anyway.) It was rainy when we got up, and the prospects did not look good. However, it stopped raining as soon asContinue reading “Two choirs and three bridges”

A fairly dull day

Today’s picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He came across this very fine fungus last week. We had a marked change in the weather here today, with some very heavy but short showers interrupting a grey and damp day. Luckily, the early rain had stopped by the time that I walked up to theContinue reading “A fairly dull day”

Some music at last

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. It was her birthday today, and as the planned family activities had to be postponed for reasons out of her control, she went for a walk by the canal instead. She was very impressed by this floating garden. We had another fine day here, but it tookContinue reading “Some music at last”

The treacle mine is working again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He was in Eyemouth on the east coast to attend a BGA golf competition recently, and he found time to visit the harbour. Dropscone also found time today to make some treacle scones to bring round with him when he came for coffee this morning. His daughter has hadContinue reading “The treacle mine is working again”

Some ups and downs

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s visit to his local park today. He chose a good day for it. Once again I managed to keep to my resolve to do some work on the Archive Group’s newspaper index after breakfast. I am getting back in the groove and completed more pages than IContinue reading “Some ups and downs”

Going wild

Today’s guest picture comes from Mark’s marathon walk over the twelve hills round the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve last Sunday. It shows the party at 5am in Langholm at the start; on top of Tinnis Hill (the first hill) at 8.30am; on the high point of the walk at Roan Fell cairn (the fourth hillContinue reading “Going wild”

Taken for a ride

Today’s guest picture is an interior from Venetia’s visit to the Roman villa at The Newt. They have made a thorough job of the building. I managed to stick to my plan and do some Archive Group work after breakfast. Then the crossword had to wait as we cycled up to the tree nursery onContinue reading “Taken for a ride”

Plum pecker

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She visited a Roman villa with my sister Mary recently. Or, to be more correct, they visited a very detailed reconstruction of a Roma villa in the grounds of The Newt in Somerset. We had a warm and mostly cloudy day here, but it stayed dry.Continue reading “Plum pecker”

Tea and cake at the abbey

Today’s guest picture is an intriguing notice spotted by my Lancashire correspondent Paul while he was in the Lake District. We had a very pleasant day here today, warm but not too hot, cloudy at the start but sunnier as the day went on, and with a very light wind. It was a day madeContinue reading “Tea and cake at the abbey”

Moor and garden

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He doesn’t just look at the sunrise when he is out. He sees seals beside the sea as well. We had a fine, warm and calm day here today, with the bonus of a sunny afternoon. I managed to fit in a bit ofContinue reading “Moor and garden”