A day of action

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who visited Melbourne Hall in south Derbyshire today. He was rightly very pleased to get both sky and water properly exposed on a very sunny day. We woke to a very sunny morning here too today, which disguised the fact that it was still rather cold (7°C)Continue reading “A day of action”

Testing the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He knows that I like a bridge so he sent me two for the price of one today. The forecast had suggested that it might be the first day for ages with only light winds, so I was definitely hoping to wake up with no side effectsContinue reading “Testing the road”

Test ride

Today’s guest picture is a triumph of patient gardening.  Mike and Alison Tinker have been tending a kowhai plant (a New Zealand native) for twelve years and this year it has finally flowered.  Alison took the picture and Mike sent it to me. I leapt out of bed, had breakfast, dashed on my cycling gear….andContinue reading “Test ride”

Hanging around

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony’s partner Marianne.  She shared her enjoyment of a view over the river Tay at Perth with some jackdaws. I realised when I came to put this post together that I had included far too many pictures in it by accident so I apologise in advance and recommendContinue reading “Hanging around”

Wear and tear

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s African trip.  She met a number of alarming animals as she went along. My day started with a visit to the doctor to inquire about the possibility of a miracle cure and consult about the blood test results following my mild anaemia.  The blood results could not haveContinue reading “Wear and tear”

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”

Rolled up trouser leg

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s holiday on Arran.  He saw not only good views but some mighty fine rose hips. A brief report today as we have had another long day in Edinburgh.  This time we were visiting Matilda and her parents and we caught an early train and walked up Cockburn Street fromContinue reading “Rolled up trouser leg”

Casting a clout

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who is back in England and went to visit an enormous limestone quarry with a geological interest group.   Her picture shows the Torr Works (after a Mr. Torr, nothing to do with Glastonbury) in the east Mendips. It is a Carboniferous limestone quarry. We finally got a summer dayContinue reading “Casting a clout”