Surrounded by butterflies

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows an 18th Century mill near Derby and the dam that was built to provide it with water. (I am in the market for new guest pictures) I had a quiet morning today and was content to potter about indoors for the most part in spiteContinue reading “Surrounded by butterflies”

An eponymous day with cheerful legs

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who started a nine mile walk today by crossing the River Manifold over this handsome bridge. We had a lovely day here as well but it was decidedly chilly at first so it took me some time to get going on my bike. I checked on theContinue reading “An eponymous day with cheerful legs”

Carried away

Today’s guest picture is another of Tony’s seals among the seaweed.  That looks like an eider duck in the background. Apology: There are far too many pictures in today’s post.  If you like garden pictures of flowers, birds, bees and butterflies scroll rapidly through to the end and if you like views start at theContinue reading “Carried away”

Getting along

The guest picture of the day is another teapot spotted by my brother Andrew.  He has a knack for finding big teapots although he tells me that he thinks that this one is a bit of a Mickey Mouse affair. My day can be summed up very simply: got up, saw a butterfly, went forContinue reading “Getting along”

Swan song

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Kew.  As well as dragons, she saw this interesting creature.  It is called Gnomus (but I don’t gnow why). The joiners having finished their work, the painter came today and the front of the house is on its way to looking well cared for.  A spannerContinue reading “Swan song”

Double cream

Today’s picture is another from Anne’s visit to Elgin and shows what is left of Elgin Cathedral which was founded in the 13th century. We had another pleasantly warm day with a cooling breeze, only spoiled by the complete absence of any rain.  These are not words that have appeared on the blog before! MrsContinue reading “Double cream”

The wide blue yonder

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who came across this Jersey Tiger moth while visiting the garden at Greys Court in Oxfordshire. I had a strange visitor today.  When I looked out of the kitchen window, I found Dropscone measuring himself against the sunflower. Dropscone is the taller but the sunflower isContinue reading “The wide blue yonder”

Getting tasks done

Instead of guest pictures, I am going to use some of the phone pictures from our recent trip to London for the next few days.  They are not great pictures but show some of things we saw but couldn’t put in the posts. I had a very weather dependant day today.  After several days withoutContinue reading “Getting tasks done”

Another day, another free meal

Today’s guest picture shows Justin half way up the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District  yesterday.  He was accompanying my brother Andrew to the summit and had paused to admire the view.  My brother took the picture. I am going to break with habit and start today’s post with a picture that IContinue reading “Another day, another free meal”

The song starts again

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who, while on a motorised meander round the borders, came upon an unusual road sign near Hobkirk. The day started off rather gloomily as far as the weather went but improved hour by hour as it went on. I should have made better use of it thanContinue reading “The song starts again”