Showing up

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  She visited Ham Quarry on a geological outing and was delighted to see that wild flowers survived among the stone. I am finding it hard to leap out of bed at the crack of dawn these days, partly because of old age no doubt and partlyContinue reading “Showing up”

On song

It was a grey and gloomy day today and I needed a very cheerful guest picture.  Matilda kindly assisted by sending me this picture of her teaching her dad how to swim.  He seems to be enjoying it.  She takes her teaching task seriously. The forecast offered Dropscone and me a window of opportunity forContinue reading “On song”

Relaxing

By coincidence, both of my London based sisters sent me pictures of the same art work, ‘The Small Lie’, from the Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park and I was faced with the invidious task of choosing between them for the guest picture of the day.  It felt a bit like the judgement of Paris. Continue reading “Relaxing”

Quiet

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s many excursions in NZ.  This time he was visiting a town called Thames, built during the Victorian gold rush, where he visited a famous cascade.  He says that the stream providing this splendid cascade is surprisingly small. I had a quiet day today.  I had to giveContinue reading “Quiet”

Peaking

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother recently when walking part way along the Ruapehu round-the-mountain trail in NZ.  They are obliviously very keen on board walks there. My day today, like all Gaul in the time of Julius Caesar, was divided into three parts.  The morning was spent cycling, the afternoon, recovering fromContinue reading “Peaking”

Flutlepedal

Today’s guest picture, forwarded to me by Grandpa Mike, shows the results of Maisie, New Zealand’s finest,  testing out the apples to see which tasted best. The sun obliged us with a rare visit today and everyone felt better for it.  It didn’t do much for the temperature which was at a miserly 13C whenContinue reading “Flutlepedal”

Brushed by Bertha

Today’s guest picture is a sculpture in Melbourne which my brother passed on his way to New Zealand last month. We spent the day wrapped in the coat tails of downgraded tropical storm Bertha.  It was raining when we got up and whenever I looked out of the window, which was infrequently, it still seemedContinue reading “Brushed by Bertha”

A little adventure

Today’s guest picture shows Barrington Court in Somerset, recently visited by my sister Mary who kindly sent me the photograph. We came to the end of our endlessly sunny weather today and to my relief at least, it was quite a bit cooler outside.  It was still a pleasant day when we got up andContinue reading “A little adventure”

Sing, sing, sing

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Gavin who has been in the viallge of Reeth in Swaledale.  He points out that the first stage of the Tour de France goes through this village and hopes that the peleton will have a clearer view of what is a road and what is roof thanContinue reading “Sing, sing, sing”

Fly me to the moon

Today’s picture shows some Edinburgh gulls having a family outing at breakfast time  on the roof opposite my son Alistair’s flat. It was a windy, showery day today but if you picked your moment, there were opportunities to work and play.  I picked a dry spell to have another tentative pedal of thirteen miles justContinue reading “Fly me to the moon”