One more river to cross

Today’s picture, just to keep Tuckamoredew happy, is a bridge and a bike (and a cyclist). There was no cycling today as I had an early visit to the Health Centre followed by a drive to Innerleithen to fit in.  In between the two activities, I filled up the bird feeder and it was soonContinue reading “One more river to cross”

Just like old times

Today’s picture, which I stole from Sandy’s blog without asking him, shows an old man dodging midgies at the bird ringing yesterday. The weather was quite decent again and Drop arrived after a breakfast ready for a pedal.  I got out the speedy bike and resolved to see how my legs were feeling.   SinceContinue reading “Just like old times”

Ringing and riding

Today’s picture is of a brand new peony which has appeared in the garden. It was a calm pleasant day and ideal for bird ringing so I had a quick breakfast and Sandy kindly picked me up at 7 a.m. and we went off to see what Cat was up to at the moorland feederContinue reading “Ringing and riding”

Flower power

Today’s picture is a windmill in Wales from my brother Andrew’s April album In an unsettling moment, we woke up and it wasn’t raining.  However, I pulled myself together and went off cycling with Drop.  My joints had objecting to raising my mileage to 16 per day so I reverted to a gentle ten milesContinue reading “Flower power”

A few puddles

The picture of the day is a puddle. Once again the forecast was gloomier than the reality although the reality was still pretty gloomy.  However, it didn’t start actually raining until after lunch but this was not much use to me as it was too wet to do anything useful in the garden and myContinue reading “A few puddles”

Hopes dashed

Today’s  picture shows three of Dropscone’s relatives on Gavin’s recent wet holiday.  For security reasons I cannot tell you which ones are the relatives. Once again, in spite of very wet weather elsewhere, we had a pleasant sunny day today, this time with no passing showers at all.  Following the doctor’s prescription to take aContinue reading “Hopes dashed”

Dodging the rain

Today’s picture, sent by Gavin who is on a wet walk in the Peal District, shows the Peak Forest Canal basin at Buxworth.  I particularly like canals so it gets in at full size.. Once again the worst of the weather seems to have given us the go by.  My recorder playing friend Sue, whoContinue reading “Dodging the rain”

A little relief from the rain

Today’s picture, sent from Gavin, who is on a rainy walking tour in the Peak District, shows a stone circle called Arbor Low.  He says it is sometimes referred to as the Stonehenge of the north (but presumably only by people who haven’t seen Stonehenge and don’t know where the north is). It wasn’t rainingContinue reading “A little relief from the rain”


Today’s picture shows the Tower of London.  It comes from the camera of my sister Mary. It was another of those days which we have become all to used to when, if it wasn’t raining at any one time, it was going to start soon.  This put paid to cycling as, at the moment, IContinue reading “Limestone”

Getting wet

Today’s post is another glimpse of Maisie from NZ.  She is being helpful by removing the washing from the basket and putting it on the floor. Our breakfast was accompanied by the frantic squawking of this bird outside the window. At the far end of the lawn, a family of sparrows were taking a breakContinue reading “Getting wet”