Ungarden birds

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He is quite unhappy that his work as a painter and decorator has been unceremoniously stopped by government order but no provision for helping the self employed to pay their bills has yet been put in hand by the authorities who are happy to pay the wageContinue reading “Ungarden birds”

Offleg problems

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon.  He is offsetting the disappointment of the disappearance of all his normal work thanks to the coronavirus by taking healthy walks along the beautiful Esk between some humdrum jobs which he has taken to fill the gap. I took a walk in the garden afterContinue reading “Offleg problems”

Mrs Tootlepedal delivers

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s Moroccan adventure.  Thinking that my flying birds are getting a bit prosaic, she sent me these flying goats. We had another miserable grey day here today, dull in the morning and getting wetter later. Mrs Tootlepedal was extremely busy all day delivering the letters with the brochures regardingContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal delivers”

Roman in the gloaming

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s Moroccan trip.  You might find it hard to believe that this delightfully shady restaurant garden is in Morocco but it is. The first picture in today’s post is a bit of a cheat as it was taken yesterday when I went to bed.  Looking out of the window,Continue reading “Roman in the gloaming”

A Shaw thing

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s African odyssey.  She is putting a full account of the trip on her blog which can be found here. Yesterday’s rest had improved my foot a little but as there is still some way to go, I had another day where I didn’t venture out of house orContinue reading “A Shaw thing”

A little bit of everything

Today’s guest picture is another from the Derby shopping centre insect infestation.  My brother tells me that you can talk to the insects but I wouldn’t know what to say to a stag beetle. I didn’t have much confidence in a weather forecast that said that it wasn’t going to rain today but I wasContinue reading “A little bit of everything”

A musical cure

Today’s guest picture is a cheery looking cottage with a rather mournful sign.  My friend Bruce visited it in the village of Eyam in the Derbyshire dales. Our spell of grey, cold and windy weather continued today and as I woke up with a pain in my side which had come from who knows whereContinue reading “A musical cure”

Cold comfort

Today’s guest picture was taken by Thomas, one of our new members, and shows the Camera Club  group posing for a picture at the meeting on Monday. The forecast was quite correct and we got a dry day today which was welcome but our rapture was modified by a brisk and chilly east wind which kept theContinue reading “Cold comfort”

A blast from the past

I am glad to have another bright guest picture, this one of Regent’s Park taken by my sister Mary on her way to tennis this morning, as we had another photo unfriendly grey day here. The day turned out to be better than expected though in spite of its greyness and an unsettling start. TheContinue reading “A blast from the past”

Benchmarked

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who seems to have popped up in Spain.   He had an excursion today to the monastery at Montserrat and found a statue there of interest.  He claims that its eyes followed him about wherever he went.  Look closely at the triptych which he tookContinue reading “Benchmarked”

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