Taking a chance

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who grew this fine flower in his garden. We had another showery day here today and unlike yesterday, there were no sunny intervals, just times when it was raining and times when it wasn’t raining. One of the side effects of lockdown seems to be unfortunate typosContinue reading “Taking a chance”

If at first…..

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Sharon who was walking by the river at Canonbie. Billy Bell, who is a fisherman, tells me this is Cauldron Pool. We had a second day running when the weather forecast warned of thunderstorms. After getting drenched yesterday, we did not take this lightly. All the same, thingsContinue reading “If at first…..”

A fond farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from my archives.  It was a grey and damp day here so I thought that this black and white picture of Skye with a lot of water in it, taken earlier in the year by our son Tony, was just the thing to match the day. As well as being dampContinue reading “A fond farewell”

Safely home

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who said that he was quite surprised to find any group of people pulling together in these divided times. We left the kind hospitality of my sisters behind after breakfast and set off to catch an underground train to Euston Station.  It was still the busy periodContinue reading “Safely home”

Tootlepedals to the rescue

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s visit to Fleetwood.  The port for the town is on the south side of the river Wyre estuary and can be reached by the ferry which can be seen in his picture. It was the longest day today and the weather was fine and frequently sunny soContinue reading “Tootlepedals to the rescue”

Ill met

Today’s guest picture shows a flowery scene from Kew Gardens which caught my sister Mary’s eye. The forecast was full of dire warnings of heavy rain, possible thunderstorms and general mayhem.  In the event, midsummer’s day was a quiet day with some very light rain now and again, hardly a breath of wind and justContinue reading “Ill met”

Up, up and away…and then back again

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited Kew Gardens yesterday with my sister Susan.  They went to the water lily house. I had had a look at the weather forecast last night and as a result I had thought that an early start would be best for cycling.  These sort of plansContinue reading “Up, up and away…and then back again”

Not very flash

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter’s visit to Devon and shows the picturesque Royal Oak in Winsford, originally a 12th C farmhouse and now a hotel and restaurant. After a very dry month of May, we are suffering from a very wet June and things are not made better by persistently strong winds.  ThisContinue reading “Not very flash”

Busy bees

Today’s guest picture is a rather poetic shot of Grasmere in the Lake District taken by my sister Mary on a visit last week. We didn’t have any lack of light here at all today as the sun shone from dawn until dusk.  We seem to have got the best of the weather across theContinue reading “Busy bees”

Recovery

Today’s guest picture shows a splendid book bench in London.  My sister Mary sent me the photo.  It celebrates ‘The Railway Children’   (My eldest sister Susan took some  pictures of other examples of these benches and you can see them on one of her posts here.) It was a warm and calm but cloudy dayContinue reading “Recovery”

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