Making a bed (but not lying on it)

Today’s guest picture comes from Sue, who lives at the bottom of the town, and sees interesting things in her garden. Just because Sue sees more interesting things in her garden than we do in ours, she kindly invited me (and my camera) down to see what we could see this morning, so after breakfast,Continue reading “Making a bed (but not lying on it)”

I felt no pain

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  On a recent tour, he stopped at Tewkesbury and took a picture of the bridge there. Yesterday’s heavy work on the lawn was an experiment in ‘kill or cure’ and when I woke up this morning, I was very happy to find that the balance had tippedContinue reading “I felt no pain”

The shock of the new

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She was hit in the eye by this burst of colour on her morning walk to Kenwood House. After breakfast, I cycled up to the town to do some business including paying in a handsome cheque kindly sent to me by the government.  This was a refundContinue reading “The shock of the new”

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”

Slightly calmer

Today’s guest picture once again shows what our son Tony comes across when he walks his dogs at his new house. It was yet another miserably drizzly and windy morning when we got up but it was still comfortably warm in the garden.  I am afraid that I was one of those  purveyors of fakeContinue reading “Slightly calmer”

Action and pictures

Today’s guest picture is another from a splendid set that my brother sent me after his visit to Shugborough Hall near Stafford a week ago. We awoke to find it was still raining after a night of rain and a check on the scientific rain gauge showed two centimetres had fallen.  This is a fairContinue reading “Action and pictures”

Another cooler day

You may think that I have been going on too much about the lack of rain but today’s guest picture of one of our town bowling greens is worth a thousand words.  It was taken by our friend Bruce. It was pleasantly cool at breakfast time but even with the sky covered in high clouds,Continue reading “Another cooler day”

Recycling

Today’s guest picture shows Puffin Island off Anglesey.   My brother took the picture on a visit to Anglesey in May. We were offered a bright and breezy morning and I took the opportunity to gird up my loins and get out on the fairly speedy bike for the first time in October.  Because it wasContinue reading “Recycling”

My knees are the root of all evil

Today’s guest picture is another from our daughter’s visit to Knightshayes.  There were animals everywhere. Yesterday had left my legs feeling rather elderly so I was quite pleased to spend most of the morning sitting quietly in the Welcome to Langholm office. I took a picture of the two roses beside the path from theContinue reading “My knees are the root of all evil”

Up, up and away…and then back again

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited Kew Gardens yesterday with my sister Susan.  They went to the water lily house. I had had a look at the weather forecast last night and as a result I had thought that an early start would be best for cycling.  These sort of plansContinue reading “Up, up and away…and then back again”