A farewell meal

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s Lake District trip and shows the path to Easedale Tarn. If only I could have persuaded myself to get up at 6 o’clock when I opened my eyes to see strong sunshine outside, I would have been able to make the best of the day.  AsContinue reading “A farewell meal”

Programmed

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent Lake District holiday.  It shows Grasmere.  She takes lovely pictures. It was a bit warmer when I got up today but it didn’t feel much warmer because of the dratted wind which was still blowing strongly.  It took me some time to summon up theContinue reading “Programmed”

Flinging myself about

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who has been away in France.  The picture shows a charming boutique in Collanges-la-Rouge. A cloudy and windy morning gave rise to quite a long internal debate over the pleasures of cycling.  In the end though,my sense of derring-do just won out over my tendency toContinue reading “Flinging myself about”

Further incursions

Today’s guest picture, a lovely study of the Lake District, comes from my sister Mary who was on holiday there last week. Yesterday’s sunny and warm day turned out to have been yet another false start on the long march towards summer and we were back to grey, windy and far from warm conditions today. Continue reading “Further incursions”

Invasion

Today’s guest picture comes from our visitor, Marianne and shows the river Cramond in Edinburgh on a rare sunny day recently. When I woke up this morning, the wind had dropped, the sun was out, the sky was blue.  It was a day for cycling and I managed to make good use of as muchContinue reading “Invasion”

That warm feeling

Today’s guest picture is another from Liz’s visit to the Chelsea Flower show.  It shows the much admired Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth garden.  It is difficult to know what to think about it without actually being in it. It was Dropscone’s 74th birthday today and he celebrated by going round his favourite 20 mile morning cycle rideContinue reading “That warm feeling”

Taking the long view

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Liz, Dropscone’s sister.  She has just visited the Chelsea Flower Show and saw these impressive alliums while she was there. There was a theoretical moment today, if I got up early and went out before breakfast, when I could get a quick pedal in without getting caught inContinue reading “Taking the long view”

Making an effort

Today’s guest picture shows the wonderful “Trees” in the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.  It was taken by Mike Tinker on his way home from NZ. We had a very welcome day with lots of sun and no rain.  It even felt pleasantly warm if you could get out of the wind.  The down side,Continue reading “Making an effort”

Superior chauffeuring

Today’s picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba and simply titled ‘Thug’.  I don’t know what this robin ever did to her. Our gentle robins have disappeared from the garden in recent weeks.  Whether they have gone off to nest or been eaten by one of the neighbours’ many cats that roamContinue reading “Superior chauffeuring”

Into every life a drop of rain must fall

Today’s guest picture shows Matilda enjoying a train ride while returning from seeing her other grandparents in Cambridge.  It is planned that we shall see her visiting her great granny here at the weekend. It was a day of unpredictable and very heavy showers which made planning any cycle rides or walks very unattractive.  Instead,Continue reading “Into every life a drop of rain must fall”