Learning my lesson

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who was at the Roxburghe Golf course when he came across a reminder of the strong winds that battered us last month. There was a brisk wind here today but not as brisk as the one that had knocked that tree to bits. I had time for a quickContinue reading “Learning my lesson”

Hitting a boundary

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who visited the the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi and thought that possibly this advertising poster, commissioned from Toulouse-Lautrec in 1896 by the Simpson Chain Company, might possibly be of interest to me.  It was indeed. I had the intention of taking my new belt driven bicycle out for aContinue reading “Hitting a boundary”

Testing, testing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who found some nice light in a quarry on a walk at Little Eaton. The main excitement of the day was caused by the arrival of workmen who are going to replace the bridge over the dam in the street outside our house. Our road will beContinue reading “Testing, testing”

Another worthwhile whim.

The guest picture of the day comes from my neighbour Liz.  She has been on holiday in Spain but must have strayed into Portugal because she tells me that these are Portuguese fishermen mending their nets. It was rather chilly and the cloud was clamped on the hills when I got up.  It was nearlyContinue reading “Another worthwhile whim.”

The wide blue yonder

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who came across this Jersey Tiger moth while visiting the garden at Greys Court in Oxfordshire. I had a strange visitor today.  When I looked out of the kitchen window, I found Dropscone measuring himself against the sunflower. Dropscone is the taller but the sunflower isContinue reading “The wide blue yonder”

Down dale and up hill

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was rather surprised to find a police box figuring in the entrance to the distillery at Annan. As it was Sunday and the main roads are lorry free, I thought that the traditional pedal down to Newtown on the line of Hadrians Wall and back wouldContinue reading “Down dale and up hill”

Four out of four

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s recent tour of the north of England and shows a very uncharacteristic yellow telephone box.  It is part of Hull Telecoms, the only place in Britain which doesn’t bow the knee to British Telecom. We had another day without the fierce winds of late which was veryContinue reading “Four out of four”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on the 3rd of March and shows snow in the Lake District then.  It snowed here today at the very end of the month.  So much for March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. When I woke up at eight o’clock, itContinue reading “Blown away”

Looking around

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent Lake District trip, It shows Ullswater. We were blessed with a whole day of lovely weather from dawn till dusk.  I didn’t quite manage to be up and about by dawn but I did get onto the bike about ten o’clock.  I was a bitContinue reading “Looking around”

Hot stuff

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her father, shows Matilda in a discussion on parenting showing a very fair minded effort to see both sides of the question. It was a warm and windless day and in spite of some disagreement from certain recalcitrant joints, I decided to make the best of it andContinue reading “Hot stuff”