Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who has been officiating at a junior golf tournament.  The question is whether the hare is in the water hazard or not. As far as getting up early is going, I am on a roll and once again, seeing sun pouring in at the windows when I opened myContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

A change in the weather

Today’s springlike guest picture comes from Sandy, which is to say that I stole it from him when he wasn’t looking. I did see Sandy himself though when he came round for a cup of coffee after filling the Moorland bird feeders.  He has been doing a lot of gardening lately and took advantage ofContinue reading “A change in the weather”

A sure sign of spring

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Elizabeth, Dropscone’s sister who is on an extensive tour of Scottish islands.  As she knows that I like a bridge, she took a shot of this one over the North Sannox Burn on Arran. The weather gods were really sorry about the rough winds that made theContinue reading “A sure sign of spring”

Keeping out of the wind

Today’s guest picture is a very nice clematis in Manitoba sent to me from across the pond by Mary Jo.  She tells me that they are expecting snow.  It has not been a good spring here or there. We had another fine day today but with a strong and chilly wind still very much inContinue reading “Keeping out of the wind”

It’s an ill wind.

Today’s guest picture shows Scott ready to ride at St Bees yesterday.  It was taken by Dropscone.  You can tell it was before the ride as he is still smiling. It was a miserable, wet and windy morning and it emphasised how lucky we were to get one of the rare recent sunny days forContinue reading “It’s an ill wind.”

A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows a stained glass window from the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. Once again we enjoyed  fine weather today which was better than the forecast.  I was pleased to be able to get out for a pedal after breakfast in dry conditions and with a tolerable breezeContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while”

Gentle activity

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent visit to Spain and shows a very flowery house in Santillana del Mar. It was another dry but grey and windy day today but we managed to fill it with undemanding activities so we didn’t miss the sun too much. We rose late and after aContinue reading “Gentle activity”

Watching other people work

Today’s guest picture shows some of our local wild goats on the Langholm Moor.  Bruce spotted them and kindly sent me the picture. After a good night’s sleep, I was up and about today and ready for action. Fortunately there was plenty of action to watch without having to do anything more energetic than strollContinue reading “Watching other people work”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture comes in duplex form, courtesy of Irving Davidson and Alan Weatherstone who were both at the road side during the Muckletoon Adventure Festival’s cycle hill climb this evening.   They were kind enough to let me see the results of their expert photography.  In Irving’s picture on the left, I am going uphillContinue reading “Uphill work”

Successful outings

The guest picture of the day is another view of Bilbao from my brother.  He comments that there was not much evidence of water borne traffic. In contrast to yesterday’s grey start to the month of May, today was much more cheerful with plenty of sunshine and not a sign of any rain. It wasContinue reading “Successful outings”