Wear and tear

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s African trip.  She met a number of alarming animals as she went along. My day started with a visit to the doctor to inquire about the possibility of a miracle cure and consult about the blood test results following my mild anaemia.  The blood results could not haveContinue reading “Wear and tear”

Hardbacks

Today’s  guest picture was sent to me by Laurie, a proud resident of the state of Maine.  While our spring is creeping over the windowsill, her winter is still being delivered…though it is gift wrapped. Sitting and singing was the order of the day which made it a bit annoying that this was also theContinue reading “Hardbacks”

Conversations

The guest picture of the day is a curious sculpture of a bicycle on a  railway line which Bruce encountered on his recent Annan walk. We had a splendidly sunny day today but from a cycling point of view, it wasn’t as useful as it might have been as it was also very cold forContinue reading “Conversations”

Two tootles and a pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who is visiting the north east of England.  He was able to locate a handy cafe at one of his stops by following a cryptic clue. It rained  during the night and when I woke up, there was evidence to be found. But that was all there hadContinue reading “Two tootles and a pedal”

Hard work

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba.  It was sent to her by a friend and was taken by her friend’s nephew, James Greig .  James farms near Melita, MB and is the third generation to work that land.  He has a good eye for a photo and those interestedContinue reading “Hard work”

Checking out the new bike

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s trip to France.  She met this emerging monster in the Japanese garden of Toulouse. Our spell of good weather continues.  We find it a bit unnerving but it is very welcome. I couldn’t make the best of a fine morning though as I was in duty on theContinue reading “Checking out the new bike”

The bells weren’t ringing for me and my gal

Today’s guest picture shows a rather more ornate bench than our new one.  Venetia sent the picture to me but couldn’t say what it was like to sit on the bench as it is too tall for her to get up  on to.  A triumph of art over practicality. The short spell of good weatherContinue reading “The bells weren’t ringing for me and my gal”

B picture

Today’s colourful guest picture comes from my sister Mary who recently visited the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, London. Apart from a couple of brief showers, we had a much better day today.  It wasn’t a lot warmer in theory but a very welcome break from the recent strong winds made it feel a lotContinue reading “B picture”

Wound down

Today’s guest picture was sent by Gavin, who was on holiday in the north when he took it.  It shows part of the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney. Our spell of dry and windy weather continued today andContinue reading “Wound down”

Another ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony.  While I was playing recorders in Denholm last Saturday, he was watching a cycle event passing by further up the borders. It was another dry day today, although it seems to have rained later on when we were in Edinburgh. After breakfast, I went for a lookContinue reading “Another ray of sunshine”