Ankles exposed

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who met this hirsute gardener doing a little watering  in Regent’s Park this morning. We had a very untypical Sunday today with no church choir, no Sunday bike ride and no slow cooker.  In fact I only had time for a very brief look at the gardenContinue reading “Ankles exposed”

Sunshine and bonding

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony who has been experimenting with my old Lumix which I gave to him on Thursday.  This is his ‘flying birds’ taken at none  o’clock in the evening.. We had a really lovely day today with a cool underlying temperature (17° C at its hottest) and wall toContinue reading “Sunshine and bonding”

Treacle, tootle and pedal

Today’s  guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew on a recent visit to Birmingham.  It is a city of many canals. I had slept very badly and was enjoying a much needed lie in and snooze when the phone rang twice.  My mild irritation was assuaged when I discovered that it was Dropscone offeringContinue reading “Treacle, tootle and pedal”

A brief note

I am short of guest pictures and have had to fall back on another of the admittedly excellent pictures that my sister Mary took on her visit to the Lake District. I had an enjoyable but unremarkable day today. The weather remained good and it was a little cooler which was welcome. I went forContinue reading “A brief note”

In a jam

Our daughter sent me today’s guest picture just to show that there are good looking bees in London too. The wind moved round to the east today and brought a little touch of coolness with it so although the day was agreeably sunny again, it was much more pleasant to be out and about. AllContinue reading “In a jam”

Back in the saddle

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s holiday in the Lake District last month.  She describes it as, “Another compulsory bridge.” The weather improved a good deal today and I was able to walk up to the High Street  without any rainwear on to take my turn dispensing information to tourists at ourContinue reading “Back in the saddle”

A sonata sort of day

Today’s guest picture shows Queen Mary’s garden in Regents Park in London.  My sister Mary was passing through last week. My day was divided into three movements, Adagio, Moderato and Lento. The morning was very adagio indeed and the casual observer might have had quite a lot of difficulty in telling whether I was asleepContinue reading “A sonata sort of day”

Down came the rain

The guest picture of the day is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the lake District. I had hoped to get up early and beat the oncoming rain with a quick bike ride  but when I woke at six o’clock, the rain was already beating on the windows so I rolled over andContinue reading “Down came the rain”

An eponymous day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Jennie, my New Zealand correspondent.  She is rubbing in the point that as we here head to autumn and winter, the first rays of spring sunshine are seeping into her kitchen over there.  The freesias are out in her garden. In spite of the onset of autumn,Continue reading “An eponymous day”

A coincidence

Another picture from Dropscone’s mountain adventure is the first guest picture of the day.  They had to climb up through a layer of cloud before they got into the sunshine. I have had to have two guest pictures today because my friend Bruce shared a steam train journey with the Queen on Wednesday when sheContinue reading “A coincidence”