More free miles

Today’s guest picture comes from David, a Langholm exile in New Zealand who is the son of our friend Mike Tinker. David took advantage of a beautiful summer day to walk up Mount Vernon and look back down on Blenheim where he lives. Back in frozen Langholm, I didn’t get the opportunity to cycle toContinue reading “More free miles”

Another step forward

Today’s guest picture is another Lake District study from cyclist Paul.  He visited Buttermere on a lovely autumn day a couple of years ago.  It is one of my favourite spots. The day here was a forecasting mixture, with the BBC having the upper hand in the morning and the Norwegians taking over in theContinue reading “Another step forward”

Modified rapture

Today’s guest picture comes from my nephew Dan who is in Tromsø in Norway.  It rained so much that he and his companion had to take refuge in the Tromsdalen Church, sometimes called the Arctic Cathedral. The forecast, which had suggested a sunny day and a temperature of five degrees by lunchtime, was partially right. Continue reading “Modified rapture”

Boxing day

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Canada.  She was on a family visit when she noticed the under snow tracks of a directionally challenged mouse. As well as family visitors today, we had a few bird visitors too.  Interestingly, we had almost no bird visitors yesterday judging by how little seed had gone,Continue reading “Boxing day”

An important gathering

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike and Alison’s recent trip to New Zealand to visit their son and his family.  Knowing that I like a bridge, Alison showed me this picture to prove that they have bridges in New Zealand too. I am pleased to have a little sunshine in the guest picture because thereContinue reading “An important gathering”

Pat upon her cue

Today’s guest picture shows a very unusual public library.  Mary Jo took the picture and it show her library.  Standing at her gate end, it does a surprising amount of lending. Although the temperature here was above freezing all day today, it wasn’t much above freezing.  As a result, after preparing a beef stew forContinue reading “Pat upon her cue”

Through a glass darkly

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair.  He came across these Christmas baubles in the Botanical gardens in Edinburgh.  As they were the size of footballs, he was quite impressed by them. We didn’t have much sparkle here as it was another grey and chilly day.  Any brightness was provided by the arrivalContinue reading “Through a glass darkly”

A song and a smile

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She is getting out and about again after a hip operation and was able to enjoy the colour in Regents Park today. We had a very lovely sunny day today, though with the wind coming from the east, it was lovelier if you could find a shelteredContinue reading “A song and a smile”

Testing, testing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who found some nice light in a quarry on a walk at Little Eaton. The main excitement of the day was caused by the arrival of workmen who are going to replace the bridge over the dam in the street outside our house. Our road will beContinue reading “Testing, testing”