More train strain

Today’s very appropriate guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He not only photographed this Halloween lantern but also carved it himself and grew the plant too.  A man of many talents. We had another in our run of frosty mornings but dry days today and after coffee, I went out for a walk withContinue reading “More train strain”

A bit of bad timing

Today’s guest post comes from my brother’s latest group walk.  They covered eight miles with enough climbing to offer some fine views like this one over the village of Crich. It was another day of frequent heavy rain showers and brisk winds here, and we chickened out and drove the few hundred yards to theContinue reading “A bit of bad timing”

Not a leg to stand on

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who was heading to Oban on  the west coast today when he came upon this overfull river at Callander. We got a better day here today with occasional brief sunny spells and no rain so we were grateful for that.  We didn’t make much use of itContinue reading “Not a leg to stand on”

A day in the country

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She went down to the Thames a week or so ago to catch a boat and spent so much time taking its picture that she almost missed it. We had another warm, grey, damp morning today but it wasn’t raining and I was able to take a lookContinue reading “A day in the country”

Halfway to paradise

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike and Alison’s recent visit to New Zealand where they saw this handsome NZ kingfisher.  I don’t know which of them took the picture. It was reasonably warm for the time of year again this morning but once again the effect was somewhat spoiled by light drizzle and a veryContinue reading “Halfway to paradise”

Spring in my step

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Sandra Waller, shows a good crowd at the Garden of Cosmic Speculation.  It is a 30 acre sculpture garden created by landscape architect and theorist Charles Jencks at his home, Portrack House, near Dumfries.  The reason for the crowd is that the garden is only open for one day inContinue reading “Spring in my step”