Nothing much doing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother.  He has got back from Belgium and us visiting Hartlepool with my oldest sister.  They went to see the transporter bridge at Middlesborough and for the price of 60p each way, they crossed over and back. We had a nearly perfect summer day today, with sensible temperatures evenContinue reading “Nothing much doing”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She visited  the Tate Modern Art Gallery’s  new Switch House yesterday and thought that I might prefer the view from the window to the exhibits. I had a rather disturbed night, being woken by the sound of pounding rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.  As a resultContinue reading “Gently does it”

A breath of fresh air

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan, who has been kind enough to send me this massive but hungry looking  figure which is currently hanging around at the British Museum. We woke to another grey and wet morning but we weren’t downhearted because Dropscone was due to come round with treacle scones and theContinue reading “A breath of fresh air”

Nothing to report

Today’s guest picture shows another fine cycle path found by my brother Andrew, this one going through Alton Station.  He says that he is surrounded by well signposted and maintained tracks.  Lucky chap. It was still dry but it wasn’t a very inviting day today, grey and rather forbidding.  I took the hint and keptContinue reading “Nothing to report”

The end of summer and a day of rest

Today’s guest picture is the penultimate from Dropscone’s adventures on Ben Nevis and shows the rugged nature of the upper slopes of the mountain which are above the tree line.  You can just spot the great man descending carefully. The gods of the weather, no doubt having felt that they had indulged us long enough,Continue reading “The end of summer and a day of rest”

From bike to bog to boogie

Today’s guest picture shows what is needed to stop erosion at a very popular hill top.  My brother Andrew visited the  summit of Mam Tor in the Peak District and took this striking picture on the way. As the main roads are generally free of lorries on a Sunday, I used to go up andContinue reading “From bike to bog to boogie”

All change

Today’s guest picture shows a quiet corner of Regent’s Park in London and was taken by my sister Mary who was probably coming back from playing tennis in the Park. We had another morning of strong winds and violent showers so it was lucky that I got up late and had an entertaining crossword toContinue reading “All change”

Dashed

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker’s visit to the botanical gardens in Singapore in the spring, when he was on his way back from New Zealand.  You may think that it is a laburnum walk but in fact, all the flowers are orchids. The weather gods were afraid that we might get a bitContinue reading “Dashed”

Getting value from a damp day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who has deserted our cool damp weather for the blazing sun in California while she visits her brother who lives there.  She sent me this picture of her children suffering from the heat there and being comforted by their cousin. We had another day of continuous rainContinue reading “Getting value from a damp day”

One step at a time

Today’s guest picture shows a bridge over the Trent and Mersey Canal crossed by my brother Andrew on a recent visit to Stoke-on-Trent on a rainy day. We had a better day today as far as the weather went.  The sun was not in evidence but neither was the wind, with the result that itContinue reading “One step at a time”