In Haydn

Today’s guest picture is another of my brother’s Derby insects.  He suspects that the face of this grasshopper might have been modelled on our prime minister after recent events. We finally got a reasonably calm and occasionally sunny morning today and as it was a good day for gardening, it was almost inevitable that MrsContinue reading “In Haydn”

A musical cure

Today’s guest picture is a cheery looking cottage with a rather mournful sign.  My friend Bruce visited it in the village of Eyam in the Derbyshire dales. Our spell of grey, cold and windy weather continued today and as I woke up with a pain in my side which had come from who knows whereContinue reading “A musical cure”

Tea in the park with Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s picture shows a camel which impressed Mary Jo from Manitoba when she went to have a look at Queen Victoria’s modest tribute to her husband, the Albert Memorial. It is a rather brief post today as everything in the garden was very soggy after some heavy overnight rain… …and we had to have anContinue reading “Tea in the park with Mrs Tootlepedal”

With a song and a smile

Today’s guest picture shows a pool at the Shining Cliff Woods near Matlock.  My brother paused there for lunch while out with his walking group. We had another fine and frosty morning but I didn’t have a great deal of time to enjoy it as there was a stew to make for the slow cookerContinue reading “With a song and a smile”

Cathedral concert

Today’s guest picture shows a view of the River Trent near Swarkestone Bridge.  My brother Andrew took the shot while out with his walking group. The wind was in the process of moving round from east to west today but it did it very gently and gave us a wonderfully sunny autumn morning on theContinue reading “Cathedral concert”

Hopeful

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin, one of my neighbours, who wonders whether having the builders in can have caused this overnight outbreak of toadstools on his lawn.  I would be more worried about what has been taking the great bites out of them. Dropscone came round with some scones in hand to have aContinue reading “Hopeful”