Halfway to paradise

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike and Alison’s recent visit to New Zealand where they saw this handsome NZ kingfisher.  I don’t know which of them took the picture. It was reasonably warm for the time of year again this morning but once again the effect was somewhat spoiled by light drizzle and a veryContinue reading “Halfway to paradise”

Gosh darn it

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s recent trip south and shows a public sculpture in Sheffield.  The sculpture is called ‘Double Helix’.   I like the sculpture but don’t know how it got its name as it looks more like a contorted screw eye than a double helix. Our slightly warmer weather continued today but soContinue reading “Gosh darn it”

Broken hearted

In contrast to yesterday’s Antiguan sun, today’s guest picture shows a typical day in Derby.  My brother Andrew was suffering in the rain there a couple of day ago. We had another very welcome dry day here today and things are even beginning to hint at drying out a little.  A bit more warmth wouldContinue reading “Broken hearted”

We didn’t get the drift

Today’s guest picture shows a very cool customer who turned up in my son Tony’s back garden yesterday. Tony was busy again today. I notice that he got out of the igloo before he let anyone stand on it. The snow was still here this morning in Langholm too.  The wind had sighed and moanedContinue reading “We didn’t get the drift”

Unexpected visitations

Today’s guest pictures (there are two of them) show that snow was spread from London to Edinburgh today.  They come from our son Tony in Edinburgh and our daughter Annie in London. And to fill up the sandwich, here is Langholm at midday. In the end, we got more snow than either Edinburgh or LondonContinue reading “Unexpected visitations”

A treat

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone’s niece Hilary.  It is of an Egyptian Vulture.  It was taken at Zurich Zoo on Saturday and makes Mr Grumpy look like a little ray of sunshine. Little rays of sunshine were in short supply here today as this was the view when we got up.Continue reading “A treat”

Two walks and a warble

Today’s picture comes from my friend Bruce who saw a horse in a field across a canal.  We will get closer to it tomorrow. We had another near freezing but sunny day today and it was most frustrating.  I have hardly done any cycling this month, what with bad weather and a long and irritatingContinue reading “Two walks and a warble”

A river runs through it

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows one of the greens on the golf course he was visiting last week in Spain.  Tough conditions out there. We had far from Spanish weather here today.  It had rained heavily over night and it was still raining heavily when we got up.  It continued to rainContinue reading “A river runs through it”

Not quite right

Today’s guest picture shows the clubhouse on the famous Old Course at St Andrews.  Dropscone visited the town recently (but didn’t play golf). From the point of view of taking some useful exercise, I made a mess of today.  The weather forecast had said rain, then sunshine and then rain again so I had invitedContinue reading “Not quite right”

Just can’t stop snapping

Today’s guest picture come all the way from Las Vegas  where Sandy is on holiday.  The architects there seemingly need a little more practice. It was a day of this and that today.  This was beautiful blue skies and sunshine and that was sub zero temperatures in the morning.  The prospect in the garden wasContinue reading “Just can’t stop snapping”