Another trip to Dumfries

The guest picture of the day comes from my sister Susan who has been touring Bavaria with friends.  She saw some handsome castles on her trip. It was another grey and windy day today and as we had to be in Dumfries in the middle of it, that didn’t leave much time at either end.Continue reading “Another trip to Dumfries”

Not much action but a lot of pictures

Unusually, I have two guest pictures of the day from our son Tony.  The first shows that he got up at sunrise to walk his dogs… …and the second shows what he saw. His new house gets our seal of approval. Dropscone is away refereeing another golf tournament so there were no treacle scones todayContinue reading “Not much action but a lot of pictures”

Risen from the shed

Today’s guest picture shows an interesting robin, seen in Nottingham by my brother Andrew. After many weeks absence, we saw a robin in our garden today…. …but it was a rather more modest bird than the Nottingham one.. Alert readers will have noted the absence of Sandy from the blog in recent weeks.  The reasonContinue reading “Risen from the shed”

A trio of trios

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  She really does have a scientific rain gauge and she was very pleased to find it had some rain in it, as they too have been suffering from a drought. We had a gentle spot or two of rain today but once again it was notContinue reading “A trio of trios”

Lounging around

Today’s guest picture comes from my eldest sister Susan, an inveterate traveller, who has just come back from Italy.  She saw this handsome church door in Ortesi in the Dolomites. Like King Lear, I was going to do such things today but also like the King, I didn’t know what they were so in theContinue reading “Lounging around”

What did I see?

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He was driving past the Silk Mill in Derby and thought that it might be the sort of picture that I would enjoy.  On reflection, I think that he was right. We were promised a cooler, cloudier day today but when we got up, it was asContinue reading “What did I see?”

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”

Farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s recent holiday trip to Mablethorpe.  He was gratified to find that they had erected a fine carving of him in honour of his arrival.  (He doesn’t usually wear the crown when he comes for coffee.) The forecast had been for snow, rain and strong winds so we were pleasedContinue reading “Farewell”

A fan of Oscar

Today’s guest picture comes from  Dropscone’s recent seaside holiday on the east coast.  He climbed a dune to look at the beach and saw five people, two dogs and half a million razor clam shells. We had a third and bonus sunny day as the weather turned out better than expected.  It was frosty againContinue reading “A fan of Oscar”

A fairwell ride

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Bruce.  He had ventured as far as Aberdeen where he saw this pillar box.  Reading the crest on the front which says Edward VII,  he reckons that it has been standing there for over 100 years. After some slightly warmer weather, we reverted to type and it  struggledContinue reading “A fairwell ride”