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”

End of season fun

No guest picture today as a portrait of a mother and daughter takes pride of place. After a late breakfast, I sneaked out for a pedal before Granny got up.  I was feeling rather tired and was pleased not to be trying to keep up with Dropscone but I hadn’t gone far before I metContinue reading “End of season fun”

A slow day

Today’s picture, kindly sent by Tuckamoredew, shows a handful of hailstones that he picked up after a  thunderstorm last night.  What fun they have in Canada. We couldn’t have been further from hailstones here today with another day of wall to wall sunshine.  I had hoped to take advantage of the fine weather by puttingContinue reading “A slow day”

A welcome visitor

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Mary, shows the celebrated rose garden in Regent’s Park, London. After a spell when the winds have not been too bad, today saw a return of the 30  mph gusts.  I wanted to do ten miles to bring my monthly total up to 400 miles which isContinue reading “A welcome visitor”