A certain apprehension

Today’s guest picture is another captured by our son Tony’s new camera, showing that it (and he) can take close ups as well as the larger picture. It was bright and chilly when we got up and after breakfast, I went out to look for the lost perch from the feeder.  I found it easilyContinue reading “A certain apprehension”

Dreich

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s holiday in the deep south.  He decided to leave the mainland and travel to the Isle of Sheppey across this impressive (but ugly) bridge. I had a discussion with Sandy as we walked along yesterday as to whether the day could properly be described as dreich.  He thought thatContinue reading “Dreich”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture shows one regular contributor, my brother Andrew, taken by another, my sister Mary, at the top of the Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District during their recent visit.  I am grateful to them both for brightening up many a post.  Long may they continue to do so. (Other contributions are welcome tooContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

Triumph for Mrs Tootlepedal & co

Today’s guest picture shows the world’s greatest small person in reflective mood at a party. After breakfast, I waved good bye to Mrs Tootlepedal as she set off to Dumfries with three colleagues from the Ewes WRI group to take part in a competition for 15 minutes of prose and poetry readings on the themeContinue reading “Triumph for Mrs Tootlepedal & co”

A bit of music at last

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Newcastle correspondent who was visiting friends when a goldcrest crashed into a window.  It recovered and flew off but not before posing for a picture. There was not a snow flake to be seen today but I waited for the temperature to drag itself up fromContinue reading “A bit of music at last”

Just ridiculous

We have goldfinches in our tree but my daughter Annie has parakeets in hers. It was rather wet and windy this morning and a fairly measly 5°C when in lieu of thoughts of cycling, Dropscone rang up and offered to bring round a scone or two to go with a cup of coffee, I acceptedContinue reading “Just ridiculous”

Literally staying at home

Today’s picture shows a wild eyed jackdaw enjoying a fat ball feast. After our wet welcome home yesterday, the weather relented and we had a largely sunny day today.  However, the strong wind kept things feeling pretty cool and when we looked at the garden, there had not been as much new developments while weContinue reading “Literally staying at home”