The writing was on the tree

We needed a cheerful guest photo on a very gloomy day here, so this picture of Bonny Prince Charlie ignoring the autumn colour was just the thing. It was taken by my brother Andrew in Derby. It was a deeply yday in Langholm. Although it started dry, the rain came on at coffee time andContinue reading “The writing was on the tree”

A short walk and a surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She found plenty of flowers and a bit of peace and quiet in this well sheltered municipal garden beside the sea in Southsea. We had a miserable day here, grey, windy and rainy. I managed to nip up to the local producers market in the High StreetContinue reading “A short walk and a surprise”

Going out with a bang

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s visit to Kedlestone Hall.  Looking over the reflective bridge, he could see the hall itself, as this very fine picture shows. We woke to a rather gloomy, occasionally rainy morning but we were able to cycle to church to sing with the choir, although once again,Continue reading “Going out with a bang”

Going with a bang

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  When he isn’t digging up roots in his garden, he is admiring the many fine views from his front door. After yesterday’s incessant rain, we got a kinder day today and I was able to take a walk round the garden after breakfast to see what flowersContinue reading “Going with a bang”

If you thought that there were too many bird pictures yesterday….

Today’s picture shows the ruptured rim of the front wheel of my speedy bike. This is the third wheel that has broken in this fashion since I got the bike.  I don’t know what is causing it but the very potholed roads round here might have something to do with it.  I discovered it yesterdayContinue reading “If you thought that there were too many bird pictures yesterday….”