Blow dry

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited Coal Drops Yard beside the canal near St Pancras on one of her recent walks. It is described on Google Maps as ‘an upscale shopping centre in stylish digs’, and is normally crowded with visitors. Although the wind is moaning and the rain is batteringContinue reading “Blow dry”

The last post

Today’s guest picture is the final one from Venetia’s Moroccan trip.  It shows a gecko basking in the sun. It was another grey day here but slightly warmer and not actually raining as I walked to church in the morning.  Our bus driving organist had been called to do an an extra shift owing toContinue reading “The last post”

The lady varnishes

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony.  He has been looking up lately and as well as holes in clouds, he has seen the moon. We had another fine sunny day here today and because the wind had dropped, it felt really warm and we were able to discard several layers of winter clothing. WeContinue reading “The lady varnishes”

Two mysteries solved

Today’s guest picture comes from former Archive Group member Ken who has gone back to the east coast where he is celebrating the twentieth birthday of the ‘Angel of the North’. It didn’t snow today.  This was quite unexpected but to make up for it, a shrewd and biting wind made going outside a bitContinue reading “Two mysteries solved”

Steady work

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who was working under the shadow of the Forth Railway Bridge today and kindly sent me this fine picture of the noble structure. I had a day of constant but gentle activity with little time for staring out of the window or visiting the pond so theContinue reading “Steady work”

Making the most of it

Today’s guest picture shows Scarborough Bay where my brother was enjoying enough sun to bask  (but not enough to swim). I had carefully studied the weather forecast for today and it suggested that if I rose early, ate my breakfast promptly and got out on the bike in good time, I would enjoy pleasant sunshineContinue reading “Making the most of it”

Another duck

Today’s guest picture is an unusual shot of a new part of the town with the seventh hole of the Langholm Golf Club in the background.  It was taken by Dropscone. We woke up to another glorious morning but it proved to be something of a false dawn as there was a very cold windContinue reading “Another duck”