A break in the weather

My brother saw the Thames in flood when he visited Oxford recently. We had a break from the gloomy weather today and very welcome it was too.  I had to take the car to the garage for its annual service first thing in the morning and walking back through the town, everyone I met hadContinue reading “A break in the weather”

Smiling and waving

Today’s picture, in the continued absence of a guest photo, shows the sun setting on Whita behind the house this evening. The sun shone pretty well all day which was most welcome.  Well, almost all day, as a particularly sharp shower caught Dropscone in the last few miles of his after breakfast pedal meaning thatContinue reading “Smiling and waving”

A false start

Today’s picture comes from my sister Susan, who has been in Paris.  She was, as they say, where the balloon went up. Dropscone was off at one of his elderly gentlemen’s golf tournaments so I had a leisurely breakfast which morphed almost seamlessly into coffee and biscuits with a short break for garden strolling inContinue reading “A false start”


Today’s picture shows the view from my window as I rose in the morning. When I went downstairs, I took a reading from the scientifically accurate snow depth gauge… .. the snow was that deep. The conditions certainly encouraged the birds to get stuck and three feederfuls of seed had disappeared by lunchtime. Some birdsContinue reading “Wons”

Snowed under

Today’s picture shows Wauchope Street at 1.30 a.m. this morning when we got back from the Gilnockie Burns Supper. It had been snowing like that for some hours and it became a distinct possibility that either the supper would be cancelled or we wouldn’t be able to get to it.  In the end, thanks toContinue reading “Snowed under”

Forecast at sixes and sevens

An email from a mother in Newcastle has brought me a picture of the day at the very last moment.  It shows a young fellow feeling very sad because it is not his birthday.  I know how he feels. The forecast had been for very wet weather so I had cancelled a morning ride withContinue reading “Forecast at sixes and sevens”

Far from a rolling stone

Today’s picture, which was taken by Bruce this morning, shows the results of all our rain and wind as a tree blocks a riverside walk and baffles his dog. Bruce dropped in on his way home to tell me that he had seen a man dragging a sack across a field.  This led us toContinue reading “Far from a rolling stone”

Top of the table

Today’s picture shows a robin making every effort to get on the Christmas card. The rain had stopped after two days and Dropscone and I were able to go round the morning run in comparative comfort.  A strong south westerly wind made it sensible to use the traditional route and we had to run theContinue reading “Top of the table”

You go your way and I’ll go mine

I am blessed at the moment, thanks to my siblings, with a great number of possible pictures of the day but I couldn’t possibly pass over this example of top quality lawn mowing sent to me by my daughter Annie.  She added ‘Come on you Spurs’, a sentiment with which no one in their rightContinue reading “You go your way and I’ll go mine”