Getting acquainted with Sir Isaac Newton

Today’s guest picture comes from ex Archive Group member Ken. He visited Cragside and found a splendid Archimedes screw. The Archimedes screw is a 17m long galvanised turbine weighing several tonnes. Last year, it produced 21,000kwh, providing Cragside with around 4% of its electricity. I intended to go cycling today, starting as early as possible.Continue reading “Getting acquainted with Sir Isaac Newton”

Braking distance

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She is on holiday in Tenerife and enjoying the flowers there. This is Lantana. We had another day with a chilly morning but quite a lot of sunshine here. Dropscone remarked that he was pleased to have been well wrapped up when he cycled over for coffeeContinue reading “Braking distance”

Cold rolling

Today’s guest picture, a much needed splash of colour on another grey day, comes from Laura in Michigan. It shows the sort of sunsets that she has enjoyed recently when she looked towards Lake Michigan from her snow covered garden. We had no sun to rise or set here as once again we had tenContinue reading “Cold rolling”

A drop of rain

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy. His blue tit family have fledged and left the nest box. This was the last one to go. Today saw the beginning of a change in our weather. If the forecasts are to be believed, we are going to lose about 10°C in temperature over the next day orContinue reading “A drop of rain”

Not here

Today’s guest picture from our son Alistair, shows that Matilda needed a parasol to cope with the bright sunshine in Edinburgh today. We didn’t get any sunshine here at all.  What made things more annoying was incessant talk on the radio about not letting the good weather tempt us to go out and have funContinue reading “Not here”

Constructive resting

My sister Susan returned to the UK from NZ this morning but here is a recent picture of her admiring Lake Te Anau to prove that she was there.  It was taken by my brother. She has been banned from mentioning what the weather was like while she was in NZ.  At least we hadContinue reading “Constructive resting”