Let there be music

Today’s picture, taken by  my recorder playing friend Susan on one of her walks, shows just how muddy the tracks round here have got after months of wet weather.  Snorkel and flippers required. After three day of enjoyable cycling, my body struck back today and I was too tired to do anything useful for mostContinue reading “Let there be music”

The unexpected scone

Today’s picture comes from Bruce.  When I was cycling round the prehistoric trail on Sunday, I passed him and Lesley driving in the opposite direction.  It turned out that they too were visiting one of the sites, King Schaw’s Grave, the burial cist (chest) of a tribal leader.  It is a bit less impressive thanContinue reading “The unexpected scone”

Regular visit

Today’s picture shows the Regent’s Canal which runs through the heart of London.  It was sent to me by my sister Mary who met it on one of her walks. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, it was very, very cold.  Dropscone was busy so I was able to let the temperature riseContinue reading “Regular visit”


Today’s picture is another from my brother’s recent walk on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border.  It shows a gate for very thin people or perhaps, one legged walkers.. It wasn’t a good day for a walk here or a pedal for that matter as it was raining lightly and steadily when we woke up.  On the plusContinue reading “Unhelpful”

Information underload

Today’s picture shows a very small boat in a very big lock on the Thames.  It is from one of my brother Andrew’s recent excursions. It was another fine day today, making it two in a row, a very rare thing this year so far.  Dropscone appeared and I went with him round the morningContinue reading “Information underload”

Info rush

Today’s picture is the re-appearance of the chubby siskin kid… …or another one looking just the same. The little siskins are a bit strange.  They stand absolutely still, doing nothing, saying nothing, visited by no-one and then the next time you look, they have gone.  They don’t tweet or flap their wings like the littleContinue reading “Info rush”

Concerted action

Today’s picture comes from my brother and shows the extraordinary lengths some people go to in order to celebrate the Queen of England’s diamond jubilee. We have gone from very warm to very chilly in one day here and we woke to a grey cloudy day with a raw northerly wind blowing again.  This wasContinue reading “Concerted action”

No raining but singing

Today’s picture is another from my siblings’ Welsh jaunt.  It is from Susan and shows what an open cast copper mine leaves behind. Once again we beat the rain today and although it threatened and even spat from time to time, it didn’t really rain until after nine o’clock at night.  This meant that DropsconeContinue reading “No raining but singing”

Doctor’s orders

Today’s picture shows a handsome dark tulip. Once again the promised rain arrived and left during the night and we woke to a fine, slightly chilly day.  Dropscone and I enjoyed a quiet tour round the morning run although we had to push to do the last three miles against a brisk north easterly wind. Continue reading “Doctor’s orders”