A pleasant surprise

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary.  She went to the Haynes International Motor museum in Yeovil with her friend Venetia, and her eye was caught by this shiny Morris Oxford 6 saloon from 1930. I got up intending to have a quick breakfast and go cycling but like so manyContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”

A pleasant surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was walking along the Thames last week when she came to Tower Bridge at low tide. We had another day of sunshine and showers here today but in an improvement on yesterday, there was more sunshine and less rain and when the rain came, it cameContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”

Show time

Today’s guest picture shows the interior of Selby Abbey in Yorkshire which my brother visited last week.  If that is a red carpet, the Abbey carpet cleaner obviously does a very good job. It was raining when Sandy and I went down to Canonbie early in the morning to put up our pictures for theContinue reading “Show time”

Dampened but not dispirited

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s visit to Oxford and shows some punters quanting. (I am using punter here in the sense of people having an inexpert go at something.) As forecast, our fine weather came to an end today.   A grey day was brightened by the arrival of Dropscpone with the traditionalContinue reading “Dampened but not dispirited”

Not a lot

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba in a probably vain attempt to stop me complaining about the weather.  Her thermometer is in the shade on the North side of her house, and the picture taken around supper time.  If that was the case here, I would have to move. Continue reading “Not a lot”


Today’s picture shows the cover of the schedule for the Canonbie Flower Show of 2013, perhaps the most eagerly awaited horticultural event of the year so far. I had to get up early as Sandy was coming to drive me down to put our photographs up at Canonbie Hall.  One of our most competitive localContinue reading “Showdown”

We phound a phlox

Today’s picture is another from my sister Susan’s recent visit to Regent’s Park. There was no time for cycling today and very little for taking photographs either as shortly after breakfast, we set off for a visit to Dumfries in the car.  It was a beautiful, clear, sunny morning and driving the 36 miles acrossContinue reading “We phound a phlox”

Just champion (with knobs on)

Today’s picture shows that fine photographer Sandy being presented with the shield for best photo in show at Canonbie this afternoon. The Canonbie Show was the main business of the day and I was up early and at Sandy’s door by ten to seven to go down to Canonbie to put our photographs up inContinue reading “Just champion (with knobs on)”