Being sensible

As well as looking for fossils, my Newcastle correspondent Fiona likes to take her family to interesting places and today’s guest picture shows the ruins of Finchdale Priory which she visited with them a week or two ago. We had a warm and calm day today, ideal for cycling.  Hmmm.  I didn’t even have companyContinue reading “Being sensible”

A pedal forward, a step back

Today’s guest picture comes from regular reader, Edward Winter from Sheffield.  As is appropriate to someone from that city, he likes metal sculptures and has recently acquired this Jason Heppenstall work created mainly from saw blades (the wings) and eating forks (on Eagle’s head).  I can see shears lower down too I think. The weather godsContinue reading “A pedal forward, a step back”

A complete turnaround

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona and shows her resident garden hedgehog on the left with one of four new hoglets on the right.  She thinks that the hoglet is three or four weeks old.  We are very envious. We had a slightly cooler but still sunny day.  With our final concertContinue reading “A complete turnaround”

Quid pro quo

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He thought he saw a Mad March Hare when he was out walking his dogs this morning.  When he looked again, he realised that he had been stumped. We had another springlike day today and once again, I was rather regretful because my fairly speedy bikeContinue reading “Quid pro quo”

Getting the wind up

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is on an elephant hunt in Sheffield. We had another lovely day today, with wall to wall sunshine accompanied by gentle temperatures ideal for those who don’t do too well in the heat.  The only fly in the ointment was a brisk and bullying wind  whichContinue reading “Getting the wind up”

Getting on

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Tom, my South Africa correspondent.  Having seen some proteas far away in New Zealand in a recent guest picture, he has sent me a picture of some proteas from South Africa itself (with other local flowers). Once I had worked out that it wasn’t Wednesday. a notionContinue reading “Getting on”