Talking to myself

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is in Cornwall. Today she visited the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, near Penzance. She found this nicely painted bench in front of a bridge. Knowing that I like both benches and bridges, she sent this picture to me. It was a rather autumnal and misty morningContinue reading “Talking to myself”

Scary but satisfying

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who managed to find some splendid blossom on a recent permitted walk. Although the forecast for today was for a worse day than yesterday, it was in fact just as good a day, not quite so warm in the morning when it was cloudy but sunny andContinue reading “Scary but satisfying”

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”

A complete turnaround

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona and shows her resident garden hedgehog on the left with one of four new hoglets on the right.  She thinks that the hoglet is three or four weeks old.  We are very envious. We had a slightly cooler but still sunny day.  With our final concertContinue reading “A complete turnaround”

Showing up

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is hanging around in Brazil focussing on jaguars.  She made a very good job of focussing her camera on this one. We were focussed on the Eskdale Agricultural Show, commonly known as the Cattle Show, for most of the day today.  I started off byContinue reading “Showing up”

Testing the legs

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin, who has been on holiday in the north east where he came across Donald Trump’s new golf course.  He says it looks very good and thinks that Donald should maybe concentrate on golf courses more and give up thoughts of ruling the world. I had a gentle day dayContinue reading “Testing the legs”

Gently does it.

Today’s guest picture, in the absence of exciting offerings from anyone else, is another from my sister Mary’s portfolio.  It shows the restored  but thoroughly beached Cutty Sark at Greenwich.  It is sitting on a visitor centre. In a severe shock to the system, it was actually raining when Dropscone and I started out onContinue reading “Gently does it.”

Brotherly love

In response to a flood of (at least two) requests, today’s picture is a set of Dropscone’s treacle scones beside the ingredients.  The recipe is below. Recipe: 1 and a half cups of self raising flour. Pinch of salt if required Half cup of milk (your choice, full or skimmed) 2 spoons of treacle, infuseContinue reading “Brotherly love”