A fan of Oscar

Today’s guest picture comes from  Dropscone’s recent seaside holiday on the east coast.  He climbed a dune to look at the beach and saw five people, two dogs and half a million razor clam shells. We had a third and bonus sunny day as the weather turned out better than expected.  It was frosty againContinue reading “A fan of Oscar”

A treat

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone’s niece Hilary.  It is of an Egyptian Vulture.  It was taken at Zurich Zoo on Saturday and makes Mr Grumpy look like a little ray of sunshine. Little rays of sunshine were in short supply here today as this was the view when we got up.Continue reading “A treat”

Unconfined joy

Today’s guest picture is the second portrait of Tony’s dogs by Tash.  It looks as though the dogs had had a New Year’s splash even if Tony hadn’t. We were promised better weather today and we got it but it took some time to arrive as we were covered in mist for most of theContinue reading “Unconfined joy”

Oh yes it is!

Today’s guest picture is a black and white shot taken by our daughter Annie in Macao. It was cool but just above freezing with the promise of sun to come when we woke up. I took a rather surreal picture of the bird feeder while I was making a pot of coffee after breakfast.  AContinue reading “Oh yes it is!”

All the fun of the fair

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She was very taken by this festive shop front. We had a slightly warmer but very much greyer day today with only the occasional glimpse of sunshine.  It was still pretty chilly when I walked along to the producers’ market in the Buccleuch Centre to buy thoseContinue reading “All the fun of the fair”

Plan A

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who came upon this sprightly (spritely?) but rather unlikely fountain on one of her walks.  It makes me feel a bit nervous looking at it as it looks as though there is going to be a nasty crash in a moment. We had another chilly day todayContinue reading “Plan A”

A song and a dance

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo, my Manitoba correspondent, and indicates that perhaps I should stop complaining about the weather here. In fact, we had a pretty good day here today with lots of sunshine in the morning and early afternoon.  This left me frustrated again by not being able to cycle on suchContinue reading “A song and a dance”

A drop of golden sun (but just a drop)

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who encountered this elegant pedal powered equipage in Malton. The morning dawned, as is customary, with grey skies and a persistent drizzle which sometimes veered into downright rain. Under these circumstances, to linger over breakfast and the newspapers for long enough to slide imperceptibly into coffee andContinue reading “A drop of golden sun (but just a drop)”

Full of it

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. She is currently on holiday in England and came across this fine gate in Salisbury. Mrs Tootlepedal has been wanting a bit a manure to get her garden off to a good start for the next growing season so she had a word with aContinue reading “Full of it”

Hounded

Today’s guest picture shows a new style of letterbox which my friend Bruce spotted while out in Langholm.  You have to get up very early to post a letter in that part of town. We got up quite early today as Mrs Tootlepedal and members of her embroiderers’ group were due to spend a morningContinue reading “Hounded”