A sonata sort of day

Today’s guest picture shows Queen Mary’s garden in Regents Park in London.  My sister Mary was passing through last week. My day was divided into three movements, Adagio, Moderato and Lento. The morning was very adagio indeed and the casual observer might have had quite a lot of difficulty in telling whether I was asleepContinue reading “A sonata sort of day”

The calm after the storm

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows the sort of food he had to put up with on his recent holiday abroad. Standing in a gale looking at wild flowers for several hours yesterday proved to be curiously tiring and when I woke up this morning, I felt very much likeContinue reading “The calm after the storm”

The digital made flesh

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s recent visit to Majorca.  He was very proud to have seen a bird while he was there and this is it. I might have gone for a cycle ride this morning but I was waylaid by an offer of treacle scones and settled for mowing two lawns instead.  ItContinue reading “The digital made flesh”

Postponed precipitation

Today’s wonderful guest picture is another from my nephew Dan’s visit to Iceland and I put it in as a tribute to Iceland’s victory over the England football team.  Their win was almost as overwhelming as these falls. We have been promised rain for two days now so I got up early and was outContinue reading “Postponed precipitation”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture come from my younger son and has a rather specialist appeal to those who can appreciate the wistful sense of humour of the tradesmen of who superimposed the ‘for sale’ sign on top of the word ‘better’ on the now closed ‘better together’ shopfront.  The scratched out sticker on the lamp-post inContinue reading “Gently does it”

Logging on

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s eldest boy Dennis who works at Biggin Hill Airfield.  He recently had the opportunity to see a wonderful display of second world war aircraft. It was a fine but breezy morning and I had to put aside the chance of a pedal until later as there was quiteContinue reading “Logging on”

A walk on the wild side

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle’s correspondent’s trip to California, where she visited Stanford university. We were pleased and surprised to be presented with another fine, dry day today and we are beginning to feel that we could easily get used to this sort of thing. I started the day with a visit toContinue reading “A walk on the wild side”

Peely wally knees see the light

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony, who is having a well earned rest on Cyprus with Marianne.  There they need umbrellas to shelter them from the sun, a novel idea to us. We had a genuinely warm and pleasant day today which was a great treat.  I didn’t make the fullest outdoor useContinue reading “Peely wally knees see the light”

Hot stuff

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her father, shows Matilda in a discussion on parenting showing a very fair minded effort to see both sides of the question. It was a warm and windless day and in spite of some disagreement from certain recalcitrant joints, I decided to make the best of it andContinue reading “Hot stuff”

Mopping and mowing

Today’s guest picture shows a view of the Thames taken from Richmond Hill by my sister Mary.  It is hard to imagine that she was surrounded by the great London metropolis when she took it. Although I had enjoyed my cycling yesterday, I was back in trouble with my hip today and spent a veryContinue reading “Mopping and mowing”