Great and small

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to Arran where he visited the Machrie Moor Stone Circles. Just to put it on the record, we had a day without rain today. We were pathetically grateful. I started the day off with a cycle ride.  This would have been quite a bit longer ifContinue reading “Great and small”

A bike, a bench and a banana

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa.  While he was up near the Orange River, he saw this a tree.  It may not look much but he tells me that  the tree is a Shepherd Tree, the tree of life which is useful for man and beast.  It is probably 3 to 4Continue reading “A bike, a bench and a banana”

The ageing process

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce, shows that Langholm has two experienced hole inspectors.  Here the results of recent heavy rain were under examination. The wind had finally exhausted itself and we woke to a picture perfect day.  Well, nearly picture perfect as there were signs of frost in the gardenContinue reading “The ageing process”

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today’s guest picture shows a cheerfully departed couple whom my brother Andrew met in York Minster earlier this month. Our very good spell of weather continued today and this meant that the steady supply of plums ripening on the tree continues.  I try to pick them just before they become fully ripe so that theyContinue reading “A bit of this and a bit of that”

The open road (closed)

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia who met this fine locomotive on Boxing Day at the Avon Valley Railway. We didn’t have any sunshine today but we didn’t have any rain either so we settled happily for that. It wasn’t a great day for looking at birds but I was struck byContinue reading “The open road (closed)”

Fairly fruitless walk

Today’s guest picture, from my brother’s camera, speaks for itself. There was little or no wind and the thermometer was showing a very stingy 4.5°C when Dropscone, Scott and I set out for a morning pedal to Gair and back after breakfast.   As a result, the start of our journey was shrouded in a clammyContinue reading “Fairly fruitless walk”

A surprise outcome

As I know you have all been missing her, here is a recent photo of the world’s greatest baby as guest picture of the day, probably taken by her mother. We are in an excellent spell of fine weather with light winds at the moment and the only downside is that this leads to chillyContinue reading “A surprise outcome”