Doddering

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She visited Wells with her friend, my Somerset corespondent Venetia, and took this reflective portrait of the cathedral from the bishop’s garden. We had a colder, windier day than yesterday, but as it was drier than forecast and the sun even came out briefly once or twice,Continue reading “Doddering”

A scone with a story

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s stay in Northumberland and shows a colourful view from the bridge over the River Breamish which appeared in a previous post. The strong winds of yesterday continued overnight and were still blowing this morning so I was happy to stay in and welcome Dropscone for a cup ofContinue reading “A scone with a story”

The cutting edge

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who saw this all electric hire car getting a charge in a street the other day. It was warmer today but no less grey in the morning and we were pleased to get to church and back before it started to rain.  As I may have mentioned,Continue reading “The cutting edge”

When the chips are down

As well as seeing beautiful river scenes, Bruce has also met St Aidan of Lindisfarne on his Northumberland break, and his statue is the guest picture of the day. There was an infernal racket in the garden this morning and anyone who extols the calming and peaceful nature of bird song has obviously not heardContinue reading “When the chips are down”

Protection

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba’s trip to England.  She went down to Hastings on the south coast and was rather surprised to find a reminder of home in the shape of a somewhat morose moose. Although I had enjoyed my cycle ride up the hill to the bird hide yesterday, theContinue reading “Protection”

Not a leg to stand on

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s cycle ride through Duffield.  As well as the pub, he saw a fine bridge over the Derwent  there. I had a subdued day today.  I was meaning to take a bit of exercise, but cold wet windy weather once again suggested that more rest for theContinue reading “Not a leg to stand on”

Hello, hello, hello

Today’s guest picture is a look back at Venetia’s African trip.  There are so few bees in our garden that I wondered whether a relative of this handsome carmine bee eater might be responsible for the dearth….but it is probably just the cool weather. A cold and sometimes drizzly day made it easy for meContinue reading “Hello, hello, hello”

A signal failure

Today’s guest picture is a second one from my brother Andrew’s recent walk in the Peak District.  He enjoyed this fine view of Wetton Hill from a nearby peak. My feet were giving me some grief this morning so I had a very quiet time, rising late and doing no more than a little lightContinue reading “A signal failure”

Icicling and bicycling

Today’s guest picture is a weather vane from the Somerset Rural Life Museum sent to me by Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  The weather vane is a memorial to a long serving volunteer at the museum, a nice idea. The weather here was warm and sunny but not quite as warm and sunny as yesterday asContinue reading “Icicling and bicycling”

A cold snap

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who stopped to take this picture on his way up Stanage Edge in the Peak District today. I had a busy morning which started with taking the car to the garage to get a slow puncture sorted.  I had noticed the possibility of pressure loss when I pumpedContinue reading “A cold snap”