Information underload

Today’s picture shows a very small boat in a very big lock on the Thames.  It is from one of my brother Andrew’s recent excursions. It was another fine day today, making it two in a row, a very rare thing this year so far.  Dropscone appeared and I went with him round the morningContinue reading “Information underload”

Info rush

Today’s picture is the re-appearance of the chubby siskin kid… …or another one looking just the same. The little siskins are a bit strange.  They stand absolutely still, doing nothing, saying nothing, visited by no-one and then the next time you look, they have gone.  They don’t tweet or flap their wings like the littleContinue reading “Info rush”

Balancing the books

Today’s picture is of an avocet photographed by my brother Andrew on one of his excursions last month.  It was near Liverpool I think. There was no sun in the morning and the occasional drop of rain was to be felt but it was pleasantly warm as the cold north easterly winds had gone.  ThisContinue reading “Balancing the books”


Today’s picture comes from Dropscone and shows the road to Lodgegill along which he rode while I was away on holiday. We would like to have a bit of that fine weather this week but the jet stream has done us down and we are in line for a week of cold and sometimes wetContinue reading “Jubilation”

Concerted action

Today’s picture comes from my brother and shows the extraordinary lengths some people go to in order to celebrate the Queen of England’s diamond jubilee. We have gone from very warm to very chilly in one day here and we woke to a grey cloudy day with a raw northerly wind blowing again.  This wasContinue reading “Concerted action”

Hot stuff

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from her visit to Richmond Park. We had another wonderful day of warm, sunny weather with a light breeze to cool us a little as required.  Neither of us had slept very well so we enjoyed a late breakfast before taking advantage of the day. It wasContinue reading “Hot stuff”

Doctor’s orders

Today’s picture shows a handsome dark tulip. Once again the promised rain arrived and left during the night and we woke to a fine, slightly chilly day.  Dropscone and I enjoyed a quiet tour round the morning run although we had to push to do the last three miles against a brisk north easterly wind. Continue reading “Doctor’s orders”

A frog in the throat

Today’s picture shows Dropscone’s brother-in-law bravely suffering the hard life which you have to put up with when you retire.  He’s baby sitting in Switzerland. It was a fine, dry, almost windless morning today which made the fact that I wasn’t fit enough to pedal all the more hard to bear.  An added annoyance wasContinue reading “A frog in the throat”

Good sense prevails

Both my brother and my eldest sister have been on their travels again and have provided me with many pictures.  Today’s shows a fine sunset in Avoriaz in France where my brother went skiing. We had yet another fine mid summer day in March today and it was enough to encourage me to say yesContinue reading “Good sense prevails”

Team effort

Today’s picture, sent by Dropscone who was golfing at Innerleithen, shows what I think is a common newt, though my guide to newts says that the common newt is far from common any more. Because Dropscone was off golfing, I gave the morning ride a miss and devoted myself to useful tasks (after a leisurelyContinue reading “Team effort”