No go

Today’s picture was sent to me by brother who is celebrating his birthday in Liverpool with two of our sisters.  The picture shows Susan literally getting down to the task of taking a photo for her ever informative blog. I wish that I could kneel like that. After my rather slighting remarks about the qualityContinue reading “No go”

The best day of the year

Today’s guest picture is a detail from a very fine shot of a kestrel taken by my Glastonbury correspondent, Venetia. Although we were subjected to some very heavy sleet showers and there was a persistently chilly wind blowing, the fact that we also saw some sunshine and the wind was less than gale force madeContinue reading “The best day of the year”


Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia and shows a curiously mauve sunset in Devon yesterday. We didn’t have any sunset here yesterday to notice and nor did we have a sunrise today as our spell of miserable weather continues.  It rained pretty well all day and as a result I only went for one walk,Continue reading “Discharged”

Bigger pills

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my choir and recorder playing friend Sue who came to look at our modest compost bins in the summer and has set herself the task of building a compost city from recycled bits and pieces in her own garden.  She is making good progress. Although I haveContinue reading “Bigger pills”

Hail Petronius Fortunatus

Today’s guest picture shows another of the book benches spotted by my sister Mary.  Prizes for guessing the book title without looking at the writing in the corner. I had such a successful day of rest yesterday doing nothing much that I decided to sit about all day today again. The curious may click theContinue reading “Hail Petronius Fortunatus”

Home alone

Today’s guest picture is an arty effort from Edinburgh, courtesy of my younger son. The first business of the day was toast and porridge and the second was a trip to Carlisle to put our guests on the London train and wave goodbye.  Owing to following the precautionary principle with a little too much zeal,Continue reading “Home alone”

Post early for Christmas

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her mother, shows Maisie enjoying a healthy breakfast. I am posting this early in the day to avoid the evening internet slowdown.   While Maisie has just enjoyed mid summer day in New Zealand, we have had another miserable, wet and windy day here.  As far as cycling goes,Continue reading “Post early for Christmas”

A song and a smile

Today’s guest picture shows seasonal fun in Leicester Square, London.  It was enjoyed by my sister Mary. It was a much better day today with a lot of sunshine and less tooth trouble.  On the down side it was only just above freezing and actually getting colder as the sun came up so Dropscone andContinue reading “A song and a smile”

Getting above myself

Today’s guest picture, in the absence of any up to date contributions, is a charming bridge near Buttermere, which was crossed when he came to it in August by my brother. In spite of beautifully sunny and calm conditions, or perhaps because of the beautifully sunny and calm conditions, the temperature stayed resolutely below threeContinue reading “Getting above myself”

Miserable day

Today’s picture is a duck.  My son met it on his recent trip to America.   He thought that I would find a picture of it exciting.   I am wondering whether the money laid out on his education was well spent. Dropscone has been moved by the kind messages of support he has received from readersContinue reading “Miserable day”