Hello, hello, hello

Today’s guest picture is a look back at Venetia’s African trip.  There are so few bees in our garden that I wondered whether a relative of this handsome carmine bee eater might be responsible for the dearth….but it is probably just the cool weather. A cold and sometimes drizzly day made it easy for meContinue reading “Hello, hello, hello”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who enjoyed the view at Buttermere on her recent flying visit to the Lake District. Our fine weather continued unabated today and there were gardening and cycling opportunities as a result.  Mrs Tootlepedal seized the gardening opportunities with both hands (and a trowel)  while I rather letContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

An early start and a wet finish

My sister Mary has been visiting Kew Gardens and with a guest picture like this, who can blame her? Our spell of good weather is rapidly receding in the memory and we are back to ‘business as usual’ –  grey skies, brisk winds and occasional rain. Still, the first part of the day was forecastContinue reading “An early start and a wet finish”

Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture shows a view of Buckingham Palace from St James’ Park.  I am going to have a view from my sitting room window like this when I grow up.  My sister Mary took the picture. Although it was a rather cloudy day, the temperature wasn’t too bad and the wind was light soContinue reading “Life in the slow lane”

Taking the long view

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by cyclist Lorne,  shows the results of a piece of well travelled sourdough starter in action.  The starter came to me from Talkin in Cumbria across the border, a gift from my recorder playing friend Sue and I passed some of it on to the clarinet playing mother ofContinue reading “Taking the long view”

Rain, rain come again

Today’s guest picture shows the fine court house in Liverpool, built when crime was taken seriously and photographed by my brother. The weather here was a crime today, with fearsome winds and heavy rain for most of the day.  It was my turn to fill the moorland feeders and I stopped on the way toContinue reading “Rain, rain come again”

There have been more exciting days

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s trip to Spain where he did a lot and took a lot of pictures.  This shows Girona, a town to the north of Barcelona. We could have done with a bit of Spanish sunshine here today as it was another grey, windy day.  I was inContinue reading “There have been more exciting days”

A strong wind gives me an excuse

Today’s picture shows a very colourful display at Kenwood, London.  It was taken a couple of days ago by my sister Mary who has resumed her walks. We had a very sunny day here but the forecast heavy winds from the north also appeared making it quite chilly if you were out of the sun. Continue reading “A strong wind gives me an excuse”

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