Hedge scratching

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit my sister Mary paid to the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park a day or two ago.  It seems like a very good place to visit at this time of year. We had yet another dry and windy day today but it was a bit warmer than it hasContinue reading “Hedge scratching”

A pedal and a tootle and I was framed

Today’s guest picture shows Sandend harbour in Banff, on the north east coast of Scotland.  Gavin passed it on a walk today as he is on holiday up there. We had another dry day here today, although one or two spots of rain did fall in a half hearted way in the afternoon. After breakfastContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle and I was framed”

Another ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony.  While I was playing recorders in Denholm last Saturday, he was watching a cycle event passing by further up the borders. It was another dry day today, although it seems to have rained later on when we were in Edinburgh. After breakfast, I went for a lookContinue reading “Another ray of sunshine”

Warblepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary, who visited  Dulwich Park opposite the Dulwich Art Gallery in South London today.  It is an oasis of peace in a busy world. We had another chilly morning followed by another dry day with a north wind.  More tulips fell under the heavy hand of the cold but some survived…Continue reading “Warblepedal”

The start of dark evenings.

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter Annie.  She would like to take all the credit for this fine hanging basket in her garden but has to admit that she purchased it from B&Q. The clocks went back an hour in the middle of the night so in theory, I could have enjoyed an extraContinue reading “The start of dark evenings.”

A pedal and a tootle (and a walk)

Today’s guest picture shows a fine burst of wild flowers at Threave Gardens.  It was sent to me by my friend Sue, who took some time off from turning her compost to visit this National Trust property not far from Castle Douglas. We had another fine day today but as I had had a ratherContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle (and a walk)”

A big surprise

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter Annie and shows two of her friends deep in conversation in her Brixton garden. This weekend the Muckletoon* Adventure Festival is in full swing with a cycle hill climb yesterday, mountain bike rides, guided walks and trail running today and 30, 60 and 90 mile cycle sportivesContinue reading “A big surprise”

On song

It was a grey and gloomy day today and I needed a very cheerful guest picture.  Matilda kindly assisted by sending me this picture of her teaching her dad how to swim.  He seems to be enjoying it.  She takes her teaching task seriously. The forecast offered Dropscone and me a window of opportunity forContinue reading “On song”

Poetry and motion

Today’ guest picture comes from another stroll along the Regent’s Canal in London by my sister Mary. Langholm was the birthplace of the Scottish poet Hugh McDiarmid and some enterprising local people had organised a walk today with stops at appropriate spots around the town where readings of his poetry took place.  It started atContinue reading “Poetry and motion”

Slow day

Today’s artistic guest picture was sent to me by a fellow blogger Marie who saw a guest picture from my daughter-in-law of a cruise ship in Leith and was reminded of the days when she worked in the cruise business. It shows the Swan Hellenic ship, Minerva. We had a cool and dry morning toContinue reading “Slow day”