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”

At last a little calm

Today’s guest picture from my Newcastle correspondent is another from the recent Latino celebration there.  They don’t dress like this every day in Newcastle. The temperature hadn’t managed to creep up very much today but the wind had dropped a lot so after hanging around for quite some time…. ….in the hope that things mightContinue reading “At last a little calm”

Getting about a bit

Today’s guest picture is the last of a series from my sister Mary’s visit to the Lake District last month.  It was taken looking down at Grasmere. The wind had subsided quite a bit after yesterday’s vigorous blow and it was pleasantly sunny when we got up.  As a result, I got dressed up forContinue reading “Getting about a bit”

No clout casting

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce who has been up in the north.  It shows a tribute to Tim Baillie a canoeing gold medallist in the last Olympic Games.  It was put up by the Westhill Rotary Club.  Some research tells me that this gold medal came as a bit of aContinue reading “No clout casting”

Programmed

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent Lake District holiday.  It shows Grasmere.  She takes lovely pictures. It was a bit warmer when I got up today but it didn’t feel much warmer because of the dratted wind which was still blowing strongly.  It took me some time to summon up theContinue reading “Programmed”

Invasion

Today’s guest picture comes from our visitor, Marianne and shows the river Cramond in Edinburgh on a rare sunny day recently. When I woke up this morning, the wind had dropped, the sun was out, the sky was blue.  It was a day for cycling and I managed to make good use of as muchContinue reading “Invasion”

Choir on fire

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike Tinker’s visit to his grandchildren in New Zealand.  While there, he and Alison visited the Abel Tasman track.  It looks like a grand place to visit.It was a reasonably sunny morning but any joy at this was tempered by a mean minded and penetrating wind which made itContinue reading “Choir on fire”

Long time no sea

Today’s picture is another from Mike Tinker’s recent visit to NZ.  It shows an elegantly silhouetted shag (he tells me that all cormorants are called shags in NZ). After a spate of cool, windy days, we had a calm and warm day today and with my back well rested by some well judged idleness, cyclingContinue reading “Long time no sea”

At the hub

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my flute pupil Luke’s mother.  It shows an elderly cyclist visiting The Hub in Eskdalemuir.  This has  been converted to a meeting place and cafe from an old school where long ago he used to to teach on and off for a year. Luke’s mother is aContinue reading “At the hub”

Repetition

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister Elizabeth, who is visiting her daughter in America.  It was taken on the Monticello estate (home of Thomas Jefferson) which is near where her daughter  lives. It shows a hotel for insects, and she assures me that there are many insects in this part of the world. AlthoughContinue reading “Repetition”