A happy but quiet birthday

Today’s guest picture is another from the seasonal treats offered in Nottingham.  My brother didn’t just have the chance of curry, he could have had Belgian waffles too. It was my birthday today but since when you get to a certain age, just arriving at another birthday is a treat and a privilege, we didn’tContinue reading “A happy but quiet birthday”

Two trips

Today’s guest picture is a swan which was spotted by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia while on a walk.  She notes that the magnifying effect of the water gives it enormous feet. My day started not with swans but geese, as a large skein flew over the garden just after breakfast with a lot of honkingContinue reading “Two trips”

Two sons for the price of one

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Al and shows Matilda rightly triumphant beside a fantastic giraffe.  She may have had a little help in building it. I couldn’t rightly say. We went to Edinburgh to see Matilda today and in the the course of the day, saw both our sons as one hadContinue reading “Two sons for the price of one”

Rolled up trouser leg

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s holiday on Arran.  He saw not only good views but some mighty fine rose hips. A brief report today as we have had another long day in Edinburgh.  This time we were visiting Matilda and her parents and we caught an early train and walked up Cockburn Street fromContinue reading “Rolled up trouser leg”

Two modes of travel

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who stopped on Wetherby on a trip and enjoyed the colonnaded market there.  The street sign says ‘The Shambles’ suggesting it was a place for butchers at one time. I got up early and went for a cycle ride straight after breakfast, pleasantly surprising myself. The conditionsContinue reading “Two modes of travel”

Edinburgh lawn care

Today’s guest picture shows an old bridge with more arches than water.  It came from my brother Andrew.  He tells me that it is the Segovia bridge in Madrid, over the river Manzanares. Completed in 1584, it is the oldest bridge in the city – the architect was ‎Juan de Herrera The over night rainContinue reading “Edinburgh lawn care”

Showers and sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who thought that this picture of the fernery at York on a rainy day might interest me after my fern walk with Mike a few  days ago.  He was right.  It interested Mike too. We had another cool and windy day here, with occasional heavy showers.  IContinue reading “Showers and sunshine”

Terrifying ladybird

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom.  He sent me this delightful view, taken on his morning walk in South Africa. There are far too many pictures in today’s post but when the sun shines after so much gloom, it is hard to stop the shutter finger clicking. It was a beautiful day inContinue reading “Terrifying ladybird”

Family business

Today’s guest picture was sent by Mary Jo from Manitoba to contrast with her recent snowy scene at home.  It shows England in the summer, taken when she visited Salisbury earlier this year. A very brief post today as we didn’t get back from Edinburgh until nearly eleven o’clock. I still have the cold soContinue reading “Family business”