Ungarden birds

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He is quite unhappy that his work as a painter and decorator has been unceremoniously stopped by government order but no provision for helping the self employed to pay their bills has yet been put in hand by the authorities who are happy to pay the wageContinue reading “Ungarden birds”

An important gathering

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike and Alison’s recent trip to New Zealand to visit their son and his family.  Knowing that I like a bridge, Alison showed me this picture to prove that they have bridges in New Zealand too. I am pleased to have a little sunshine in the guest picture because thereContinue reading “An important gathering”

Waking up is so very hard to do

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She has combined some good autumn colour with a grebe. My plan for the day was to leap out of bed early and go for a cycle ride and then go to see the physio for a check up.  I managed half the plan. The physio wasContinue reading “Waking up is so very hard to do”

A woodpecker, a pedal and some Pelmanism

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was in Edinburgh yesterday and was comforted by the up to date police protection afforded to its citizens. I had much better weather for my trip to the Moorland Feeders today and it was only a pity that the birds stayed away in great numbers.  IContinue reading “A woodpecker, a pedal and some Pelmanism”

A spotted woodpecker

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She is working in Zurich this week and took a picture of the sunset there this evening. There was no chance of a sunset here today…or a sunrise…or a sun anything as the sun was conspicuous by its absence all day.  The forecast told me that ifContinue reading “A spotted woodpecker”

A day of decisions

The guest picture of the day comes from a visit to Wakefield that my brother made a few weeks ago.   The theatre there is a  handsome but modest building as befits a down to earth town. After some quite heavy rain overnight and a rather misty, murky morning,  today turned into a very pleasant day. Continue reading “A day of decisions”

Don’t get around much anymore

Today’s guest picture shows an array of Mr Grumpy’s London cousins lining up on the banks of the Serpentine.  It was taken yesterday by my sister Mary. There is a flourishing herony in the park there. It didn’t matter what the weather was like here today as I wasn’t going anywhere so I was secretlyContinue reading “Don’t get around much anymore”

A bit of music at last

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Newcastle correspondent who was visiting friends when a goldcrest crashed into a window.  It recovered and flew off but not before posing for a picture. There was not a snow flake to be seen today but I waited for the temperature to drag itself up fromContinue reading “A bit of music at last”

Gateway

A guest picture at last.  A spot beside the Kennet and Avon canal where my brother stopped for a sandwich. I am posting early in the afternoon in an effort to beat the current great internet slowdown in the evenings in Langholm.  So many people have complained that maybe things will be better anyway butContinue reading “Gateway”

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