Fingers crossed

Today’s picture is from my friend Bob. He used the word ‘orpine’ in a game of Scrabble recently and I raised an eyebrow at so strange a word so just to show me, he has sent me a picture of one he saw on a recent walk. It is a sedum. The morning was fineContinue reading “Fingers crossed”

Dry run

Today’s picture shows a rose that I had been looking forward to seeing, showing the worst of the recent rain. I woke up and looked out of the window and the sun was shining. Hooray.  I had thought of doing a long ride but a quick shower of rain after breakfast and a look atContinue reading “Dry run”

Infinitely busier

Today’s picture is of a strange plant sent to me by Bruce. It is growing at a fantastic rate near a new path that he uses to walk his dog. He wonders whether it is a triffid. With Dropscone away for the week umpiring juvenile golf matches, I have the cycling field to myself. IContinue reading “Infinitely busier”

Watching brief

Today’s picture is the seed head of a clematis I got an e-mail from Gavin today to say that Professor Robert Black had picked up the remarks I had made last night after seeing the Lockerbie play and reproduced them on his on-going Lockerbie Case blog. If you interested in the ramifications of the LockerbieContinue reading “Watching brief”

Having a ball

Today’s picture is a wallflower. They are coming to the end of their season but some are hanging on. Dropscone was too ill to cycle and was going to play golf (a paradox which those who know Dropscone will be able to decipher) so he was not available for the morning pedal. As it happenedContinue reading “Having a ball”

Magnum opera

Today’s picture shows a log lorry politely waiting behind some cows while going to pick up logs above Gaskell’s It just goes to show that it is not always cyclists who hold lorries up. It was a quiet, non windy, non rainy start to the day but unfortunately this meant that the ground was coveredContinue reading “Magnum opera”

Apple pie order

Today’s picture is of a frozen Wauchope Today started yet again with an hour spent unfreezing the outlet pipe from the B&B bath. However, this time we think we have discovered the reason for the freezing even when the plug of the bath is in. Mrs Tootlepedal found that the condensate pipe from our new,Continue reading “Apple pie order”