I got up and went

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce, who is on holiday in the West Country.  It shows Gold Hill in Shaftesbury in Devon.  This street was the backdrop of a celebrated advertisement in the 1970s. It was another still, dry morning and I managed to get out of bed and straight into myContinue reading “I got up and went”

On the go

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows a rather strange extra rock under the tree in her garden. Our run of really good weather continued today, although the temperatures are definitely getting chilly in the morning. I was pleased to wake up at a reasonable time as I had set myContinue reading “On the go”

A coincidence

Another picture from Dropscone’s mountain adventure is the first guest picture of the day.  They had to climb up through a layer of cloud before they got into the sunshine. I have had to have two guest pictures today because my friend Bruce shared a steam train journey with the Queen on Wednesday when sheContinue reading “A coincidence”

All clear

The high spot of the day is captured in the guest photo which shows Dropscone on the summit of Ben Nevis in glorious weather.  He reports that going up was a breeze compared with the pain of going back down and I can quite believe that but he got up and down successfully and getsContinue reading “All clear”

Dashed

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker’s visit to the botanical gardens in Singapore in the spring, when he was on his way back from New Zealand.  You may think that it is a laburnum walk but in fact, all the flowers are orchids. The weather gods were afraid that we might get a bitContinue reading “Dashed”

Chasing Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s oldest son, Dennis and shows a fine aeroplane which he saw at his place of work. It was a bit different from the private jets he usually sees there. It was a calm, dry morning and after breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal felt that she had done enough gardening for theContinue reading “Chasing Mrs Tootlepedal”

Working

Today’s guest picture was sent to me yesterday by Mike Tinker but was taken by him  in New Zealand in March.  It shows a Protea which he saw there.  This is a bit odd as it is a native of South Africa.  Perhaps it was on holiday too. We were a bit discombobulated today asContinue reading “Working”

A remarkably consistent day

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to Llangollen.  Since some readers enjoyed his picture of the train arriving yesterday, I thought that I would add this one of the train departing today. It was raining gently but persistently when we got up and it will be raining gently but persistently when we goContinue reading “A remarkably consistent day”

One step at a time

Today’s guest picture shows a bridge over the Trent and Mersey Canal crossed by my brother Andrew on a recent visit to Stoke-on-Trent on a rainy day. We had a better day today as far as the weather went.  The sun was not in evidence but neither was the wind, with the result that itContinue reading “One step at a time”

Cutting it fine

Today’s guest picture was very kindly sent to me from the USA  by fellow blogger Amy Corron who knows that I like rabbits.  It shows a regualr visitor eating blueberries in her yard. It was hard to believe that it was the middle of summer when we looked out of the window this morning.  ItContinue reading “Cutting it fine”