Over the hill

The guest picture of the day was sent to me by my older son, Tony.  He was much impressed by this robot lawn mower mowing a public space in Edinburgh.  I was too so although it is not the sharpest photo, I have used it. We had another day of incessant sunshine and I wasContinue reading “Over the hill”

Cathedral concert

Today’s guest picture shows a view of the River Trent near Swarkestone Bridge.  My brother Andrew took the shot while out with his walking group. The wind was in the process of moving round from east to west today but it did it very gently and gave us a wonderfully sunny autumn morning on theContinue reading “Cathedral concert”

Going the extra mile

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He was working on a street just below Edinburgh Castle and found a moment to enjoy the splendid view. The Scandinavian high pressure system is holding firm and we had another beautiful day here.  I had contemplated going for a bike ride but it was quiteContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

Birds, bugs, a bike and a box

Today’s dramatic guest picture comes from my friend Sue who is on holiday in Greece.  She visited the island of Hydra, just off the coast of the Peloponnese. We had a not dissimilar day here today, the difference being about 10°C as it was decidedly autumnal in temperature in Langholm.  I heard on the radioContinue reading “Birds, bugs, a bike and a box”

More good service

Today’s guest picture shows another of the modes of transport that Dropscone encountered on his holiday in Germany.  I don’t think that he travelled on it though. Our very welcome spell of good weather continued today, helping to dry the garden out after the recent rains. I didn’t have time to get out before coffeeContinue reading “More good service”

King of the castle

Today’s guest picture is the town hall of Ripon.  My brother, who was visiting,  was much taken with the inscription. We had a day of pleasantly cool but sunny weather today and if I hadn’t had quite a strenuous pedal yesterday, I would have been out on my bike.  As it was, I spent aContinue reading “King of the castle”

Back in the saddle

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s holiday in the Lake District last month.  She describes it as, “Another compulsory bridge.” The weather improved a good deal today and I was able to walk up to the High Street  without any rainwear on to take my turn dispensing information to tourists at ourContinue reading “Back in the saddle”

An unexpected visit

Today’s guest picture was sent to me a couple of days ago by my neighbour  Bruce, who is on his Mediterranean cruise.  It shows the island of Crete.  He adds that the temperature was 31 degrees C. We returned to rather chillier times here today and the thermometer struggled to get over 13° .  AsContinue reading “An unexpected visit”

An unexpected treat

Today’s guest picture shows you-know-who enjoying a chocolate cake.  It was sent to me by her proud father. The day didn’t start quite as I had planned.  Instead of leaping up and cycling into the middle distance, I staggered up, had breakfast and retired back to bed to read a magazine for an hour orContinue reading “An unexpected treat”