Waking up is so very hard to do

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She has combined some good autumn colour with a grebe. My plan for the day was to leap out of bed early and go for a cycle ride and then go to see the physio for a check up.  I managed half the plan. The physio wasContinue reading “Waking up is so very hard to do”

Wrong way round

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He just wants us to know that there are starlings in East Wemyss too. The forecast was for a reasonable morning with some rain at lunchtime and rising wind during the day.  I should therefore have gone out cycling as soon as possible and worried about otherContinue reading “Wrong way round”

Slowly getting back in the groove

Today’s guest picture comes from that inveterate traveller Bruce.  He looked in on a tea dance at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool but did not venture onto the floor himself.  Doubtless things will be a bit more lurid on 16th November when Strictly comes to town. Finally our spell of mild autumn weather cameContinue reading “Slowly getting back in the groove”

Low

Today’s guest picture is the last from Dropscone’s Highland holiday.  He and his daughter Susan visited Loch Ness but resisted the charms of the cruise boat and drove round the loch by car instead.  They didn’t see a monster. It was another gloomy, damp day here with the clouds hanging low over the  town andContinue reading “Low”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s visit to the low countries.  She found herself on a very straight section of an Amsterdam canal where one can see seven bridges in a row….if one has very good eyesight. It was a still and misty morning when we got up, and when I went to put theContinue reading “Getting the picture”

Not a scone to be seen

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s recent trip to the central belt of Scotland.  He found a bit of a wall there that wasn’t built by Hadrian. There was torrential rain to the south of us today, leading to serious flooding in England but it was warm and dry here when I got up.  ThereContinue reading “Not a scone to be seen”

Better than expected

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s visit to Orviedo while he is in Spain.  It shows the  800 AD church of St Julian, built in the Byzanto-romano style, which the ruling Visigoths of Asturia liked. The advance forecast has been rather gloomy about the weather this week, but we got a stay ofContinue reading “Better than expected”

Practice makes nearly perfect

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who spotted this.  She tells me that she had not touched a drop. We had a sunny day from dawn until dusk and the garden was once again filled with butterflies… …but I let them get on in peace today and when I wasn’t having coffee andContinue reading “Practice makes nearly perfect”

Small but select

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She is visiting the Netherlands for singing purposes, and saw this fine selection of bridges crossing the river Waal at Nijmegen through the tinted windows of her coach.  The Waal is a distributary* of the Rhine. We had a fine day here today.  Indeed, we areContinue reading “Small but select”

A tootle and a pedal…and a walk…and a scone

Today”s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  Looking through my files I see that I didn’t use this one from his highland holiday earlier in the year.  I thought that it should have gone in then so I have put it in now. It shows keen canoeists in Plockton. We had a pleasant andContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal…and a walk…and a scone”