Cold comfort

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was out and about and saw skaters on the temporary ice rink at Somerset House.  It always looks a rather staid way of having fun to me. We had a second sunny day today but the weather gods had another trick up their sleeve and keptContinue reading “Cold comfort”

Virtually English

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s archives.  For some reason he came upon the picture from 2004 of certain young(ish) golfers enjoying a break in Majorca to get away from Langholm’s winter weather.  It snowed and I still have the umbrella that I had to buy while we were there. I don’t know what theContinue reading “Virtually English”

Off to see Matilda

Today’s guest picture is a break with tradition and is in fact a pair of pictures as Bruce sent me a fairly standard view of the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ between the mainland and Seil Island… …but also included his view from the bridge.  He was surprised to find that someone had painted aContinue reading “Off to see Matilda”

Being sensible

As well as looking for fossils, my Newcastle correspondent Fiona likes to take her family to interesting places and today’s guest picture shows the ruins of Finchdale Priory which she visited with them a week or two ago. We had a warm and calm day today, ideal for cycling.  Hmmm.  I didn’t even have companyContinue reading “Being sensible”

A pedal forward, a step back

Today’s guest picture comes from regular reader, Edward Winter from Sheffield.  As is appropriate to someone from that city, he likes metal sculptures and has recently acquired this Jason Heppenstall work created mainly from saw blades (the wings) and eating forks (on Eagle’s head).  I can see shears lower down too I think. The weather godsContinue reading “A pedal forward, a step back”

Light and shade

Today’s guest picture was sent to my by my sister Susan and shows a little autumn colour in her road in the heart of the big city. I was faced with the task of finding the ideal moment for a bicycle ride somewhere between a cold morning and a wet afternoon and by exercising greatContinue reading “Light and shade”

Up and down, up and down and up and down

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who came upon a horde of ladybirds on one of her visits.  This picture shows just a few of the insects that she saw. It was a bright but chilly morning here and I had to scrape ice off the car windscreen after breakfast before IContinue reading “Up and down, up and down and up and down”

Two trips

Today’s guest picture is a swan which was spotted by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia while on a walk.  She notes that the magnifying effect of the water gives it enormous feet. My day started not with swans but geese, as a large skein flew over the garden just after breakfast with a lot of honkingContinue reading “Two trips”

An early bird and a trip to Edinburgh

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba.  She thinks that I ought to raise my lawn care ambitions a bit. It was grey,  windy and sometimes wet when I went up to the fill the feeders at the Moorland Project’s Laverock Hide.  Sandy is away in very distant parts onContinue reading “An early bird and a trip to Edinburgh”

Conducted tour

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin who is on a visit to some Scottish islands.  He looked over the water to see the Paps of Jura.  In my distant youth I ran in a fell race that went right over the tops of those hills.  It was very hard work. It was anContinue reading “Conducted tour”

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