A short song cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He thinks that this pretty pot rose of his has a very fitting name, “Alpine Sunset”. We did have a good sunset here today, but we had a very grey dawn and it rained while we were in church, so once again we got damp bottomsContinue reading “A short song cycle”

Pastures new

Today’s guest picture is another watery one from my brother Andrew. He visited this lock at Aston on Trent on his walk today. We woke to a beautiful morning and it was a privilege to be out in the garden . . . . . . along with peacock and small tortoiseshell butterflies. We hadContinue reading “Pastures new”

Picking the low hanging fruit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He went to Tamworth to go skiing in the SnowDome, but found it was closed for a private function. Ever one to turn a disappointment into an opportunity, he went to visit Tamworth Castle instead. We had another gloomy and grey day here today, and it wasContinue reading “Picking the low hanging fruit”

A gift from nature

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She is on holiday in Norfolk and was diverted through circumstances beyond her control from her original destination of Great Yarmouth, which is by the sea, to Swaffham, which is in the middle of nowhere. A consolation is the elegant tower on the church of St PeterContinue reading “A gift from nature”

Talking to myself

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is in Cornwall. Today she visited the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, near Penzance. She found this nicely painted bench in front of a bridge. Knowing that I like both benches and bridges, she sent this picture to me. It was a rather autumnal and misty morningContinue reading “Talking to myself”

Fade to grey

Today’s guest picture comes from Manitoba, where my correspondent Lucie has grown a fine sunflower (with added friends). After yesterday’s brilliant sunshine, it was a disappointment to wake up to a very different day here today. It started grey, it ended grey, and in between, it was grey. It was neither warm not cold, butContinue reading “Fade to grey”

A stay at home day

Today’s guest picture is a second from my brother Andrew’s trip to King’s Lynn. He passed through Peterborough on his way, and sent me another nice bridge shot. I had a very uneventful time here today where it was cool under grey clouds for the most part. There was a little burst of sunshine inContinue reading “A stay at home day”

Carried away

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found some peaceful water on a walk. This is Locko Park. We had a dull start to the day here, with the clouds slow to clear. As a result it was quite a bit cooler than yesterday, and I thought it prudent to put a jerseyContinue reading “Carried away”

Coup de grâce

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It was taken on his recent visit to Langholm and shows an old chap with too much time on his hands tearing up a cardboard packet to go into the compost. We had a second fine, dry, warm day here, and very welcome it was too afterContinue reading “Coup de grâce”

Thoroughly alarmed

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He met two new friends on his walk yesterday. In contravention of my unwritten rule to use only pictures taken on the day of a post, I am starting today with a picture I took yesterday when we were on our way to visit Mike and Anne.Continue reading “Thoroughly alarmed”