Modified ambition

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He found a lonely poppy. The forecasters were right and we got a summer day today. After breakfast, I went out in to the garden. My focus was on peonies. We cycled off to church in sunshine and a cheerful mood. We had an adventurousContinue reading “Modified ambition”

Plan B

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  The golf course is closed at the moment so he is going for walks and he passed one of my favourite trees  a day or two ago.  He thinks that it is a bit like us, just hanging on by the skin of its teeth. It was colder todayContinue reading “Plan B”

An unexpected treat

Today’s guest picture shows you-know-who enjoying a chocolate cake.  It was sent to me by her proud father. The day didn’t start quite as I had planned.  Instead of leaping up and cycling into the middle distance, I staggered up, had breakfast and retired back to bed to read a magazine for an hour orContinue reading “An unexpected treat”

A bit of everything

Today’s guest picture, shot by my Newcastle correspondent’s husband Mario, shows a small fortune in guano being sat on by guillemots on the Farne Islands. It was a very middling sort of day today after a chilly night.  It was neither too hot nor too cold, there was neither sun nor rain, it didn’t temptContinue reading “A bit of everything”

Re-clouting

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my railway enthusiast friend Bruce who was in Edinburgh to see the maintenance  locomotive for the new Borders Railway being named after Madge Elliot. She was the leading protester against closure in 1969 and handed a petition into number 10 Downing Street in December 1968.  She failedContinue reading “Re-clouting”

Some calm

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to Richmond Park. The road cycling sportive today didn’t offer much in the way of a photographic opportunity as it has a staggered start and the cyclists are soon well spread out so I went out for a short pedal of my own. IContinue reading “Some calm”

Fingers crossed

Today’s picture shows a wonderful contraption spotted by Bruce in Arran. I would like to thank everyone who took the trouble to comment on my wordless blog yesterday.  I can tell you that the original text which disappeared into the ether was a work of such sustained literary quality, brilliant insights and and wisdom justContinue reading “Fingers crossed”