Push and pull

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s niece Hilary. She rode the 130km route in the ‘Dirty Reiver’, a gravel bike event at Kielder. I take my hat off to her. We woke to another dry, fairly calm, rather chilly, and occasionally sunny day here. When the sun was out, it felt warm, but when theContinue reading “Push and pull”

Finding my way

Today’s guest picture was kindly sent to me by Laurie Graves, author and blogger, and proud resident of the state of Maine. It shows Mr Cardinal, a red beauty who comes to her yard. She tells me that he is very territorial and does not allow any other males to come into the yard. OnContinue reading “Finding my way”

Two reds on a grey day

Today’s guest picture is the fourth and last from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s visit to Hestercombe Grdens near Taunton last month. We had another damp, grey and windy day here, with several quite heavy showers to keep us on our toes. I managed to find a nearly dry moment to get round to the cornerContinue reading “Two reds on a grey day”

Well guided

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows some very unusual melting ice beside a gravel road. We had another warm and sunny day here, which was just as well as the main business of the day was a good walk in the hills. I had time to enjoy the play ofContinue reading “Well guided”

Playing the wrong card

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. On his way back from his holiday in North Berwick, he visited Rosslyn Chapel. (The chapel has a long history both in the real world and in fiction. You can find more about this here.) We had another fine day here, and it got pleasantly warm asContinue reading “Playing the wrong card”

One small step and a bigger bike ride

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has been on a trip to the Lake District, and kindly sent me this view taken from Borwick Fold, looking towards the Kentmere hills. We had a dry and pleasant day here, not sunny but not too windy either. I walked up to have coffeeContinue reading “One small step and a bigger bike ride”

Diagonal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She visited Hestercombe Gardens, near Taunton, and has kindly sent me photographs of a selection of doors and openings. This is one of them. Others may follow. We had another grey day here to go with the very sombre international news, and the continuing indisposition ofContinue reading “Diagonal”

Bird, birds, birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who was impressed by the power of the waves pounding the Southsea shore today. We had a windy morning here too, and I was glad that I didn’t have to cycle any further than the butcher’s in the High Street and the corner shop on my wayContinue reading “Bird, birds, birds”

Crocus focus

The guest picture of the day, taken by her husband through the car windscreen, comes from my Canadian correspondent Mary Jo, who has been visiting British Columbia. There is quite a lot of snow there as you can see from the road verges. She tells me that people get helicopter rides to the top ofContinue reading “Crocus focus”

Fade to grey again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who went for a walk with his wife round Alemoor reservoir near Hawick recently. He wondered whether they couldn’t have put up a few more warning notices if they had really tried. After yesterday’s sunshine, we were back to cold, grey and windy today, dry at leastContinue reading “Fade to grey again”