Tidying up

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She was walking at Burrington Combe in North Somerset, when she saw this sight on the far side of the road.  It is the very crag which inspired the writer of the 1763 hymn starting: ‘Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself  in Thee’ We had another dry andContinue reading “Tidying up”

Not going cycling

After yesterday’s railway bridge over the new Borders Railway, Dropscone’s guest picture of the day shows the shiny new railway itself as seen from the bridge. It was another fine day today but it was quite crisp in the early morning so I was happy to arrange to have  a cup of coffee with Sandy ratherContinue reading “Not going cycling”

Making an effort

Today’s guest picture shows the wonderful “Trees” in the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.  It was taken by Mike Tinker on his way home from NZ. We had a very welcome day with lots of sun and no rain.  It even felt pleasantly warm if you could get out of the wind.  The down side,Continue reading “Making an effort”

Downhill

Today’s guest picture comes from Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent.  She has been forced to go and work in Malta for a while and is having to put up with surroundings like these. We had another lovely day here today, genuinely warm and with gentle winds.  I would like to have used it to go cyclingContinue reading “Downhill”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture comes from my elder son and shows one of his dogs having a grand postprandial snooze. The forecast was very good and the wind was light so it was a perfect day for a pedal and for once I had the time to take advantage of this.  Dropscone and I have been inveigledContinue reading “Uphill work”

A bit of music at last

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Newcastle correspondent who was visiting friends when a goldcrest crashed into a window.  It recovered and flew off but not before posing for a picture. There was not a snow flake to be seen today but I waited for the temperature to drag itself up fromContinue reading “A bit of music at last”

Pain relief

Today’s guest picture caught the eye of Bruce who was on a visit to Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.  You may need to click on the picture to read it properly. Today started with a visit to the dentist to check on the enduring toothache after my recent tooth extraction.  The dentist peered into my mouth and saidContinue reading “Pain relief”

A small host

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my daughter Annie, shows a tree surgeon cutting up the eucalyptus tree that was blown over in their garden by the recent gales.  Sadly, it makes for poor burning so all of it will go to shredding. After two days of sunshine in Langholm, the meteorological authorities, fearingContinue reading “A small host”

Up, up and awhey

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Susan, shows a model of a Nicholas Hawksmoor church which has been created by one of these fancy new 3D printers.  I want one. I have rarely tried a ‘health’ product, being of the view that a well regulated diet (porridge and mince and potatoes) and aContinue reading “Up, up and awhey”

An easy Sunday morning

Today’s picture, sent by Bruce, shows Guthrie walking his owners in Sheffield during the recent snow.  He should have stayed at home because it was much nicer here. I got up into my cycling gear as the forecast had promised reasonable weather early with rain later and I was very disappointed to find that itContinue reading “An easy Sunday morning”