Oh for a glimpse of the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from an outing near Derby undertaken by my brother Andrew.  He went visit the Abbey at Darley Abbey and found that all that remains of it is a public house called “The Abbey” If yesterday was a dull and gloomy day, today was a duller and gloomier day.  It was warmContinue reading “Oh for a glimpse of the sun”

Edinburgh lawn care

Today’s guest picture shows an old bridge with more arches than water.  It came from my brother Andrew.  He tells me that it is the Segovia bridge in Madrid, over the river Manzanares. Completed in 1584, it is the oldest bridge in the city – the architect was ‎Juan de Herrera The over night rainContinue reading “Edinburgh lawn care”

Working

Today’s guest picture was sent to me yesterday by Mike Tinker but was taken by him  in New Zealand in March.  It shows a Protea which he saw there.  This is a bit odd as it is a native of South Africa.  Perhaps it was on holiday too. We were a bit discombobulated today asContinue reading “Working”

A sight for sore eyes

Today’s guest picture was not taken by a guest but by me when I was a guest in someone else’s garden this evening. It was gloomy and damp when we got up but at least the wind had dropped so it felt warmer than the 11 degrees on the thermometer indicated. The weather wasn’t muchContinue reading “A sight for sore eyes”

Into every life a drop of rain must fall

Today’s guest picture shows Matilda enjoying a train ride while returning from seeing her other grandparents in Cambridge.  It is planned that we shall see her visiting her great granny here at the weekend. It was a day of unpredictable and very heavy showers which made planning any cycle rides or walks very unattractive.  Instead,Continue reading “Into every life a drop of rain must fall”

Long time no sea

Today’s picture is another from Mike Tinker’s recent visit to NZ.  It shows an elegantly silhouetted shag (he tells me that all cormorants are called shags in NZ). After a spate of cool, windy days, we had a calm and warm day today and with my back well rested by some well judged idleness, cyclingContinue reading “Long time no sea”

Ups and downs

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows that we are not the only people getting a bit of rain.  He found the Dove Walkway running with water when he visited it yesterday. After several weeks of very restless nights following my knee operation, the last few nights have gone a bit better and IContinue reading “Ups and downs”

Still a bit buffeted by Bertha

Today’s guest picture is a contrast to our present gloomy weather and shows a sunny day in Devon in June.  My daughter was visiting pretty gardens down there. We had another basically wet and windy day which, with the addition of a considerable drop in temperature, made it quite a good day to find thingsContinue reading “Still a bit buffeted by Bertha”

Jam tomorrow

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother when he and his wife arrived in Dresden.    As he remarks, it is a horseless carriage….or landau in this case. The weather continued warm and humid today and I got up ready to pedal but took a great deal of time actually to get into a pedallingContinue reading “Jam tomorrow”

The pick of the crop

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to the south west of England.  He saw this black swan at Dawlish.  He tells me that before he saw this actual black swan, he had thought that all black swans were public houses. The main business of the day was taking Granny to Newcastle Airport soContinue reading “The pick of the crop”