Flat out (and flat back)

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He was cycling through Tockholes when he passed evidence that Lancashire farmers have been making silage when the sun shone too. We had another very lovely day here, with the sun out almost all day. It was a degree or two cooler than it has beenContinue reading “Flat out (and flat back)”

A song cycle day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows the pond behind his house. We had a very nice day here today, with an average temperature for the whole day up to the moment when I started writing this post of 48.5°F (9°C), topping out at 52°F (11°C). It was sunny for most ofContinue reading “A song cycle day”

What a bore

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our friend Gavin.  Last week when we were enjoying wet and grey conditions here, he was over on the east coast basking in the sun on Tynemouth beach, a mere 80 miles away.   But it was chilly there too in the brisk wind in spite of theContinue reading “What a bore”

Ready to go

Today’s guest picture shows two very interesting bricks from Scottish brickworks. The brickworks were proud enough of their bricks to put their name on every one they made. Our son Tony came upon them in the course of his work. Today was passed in a state of suspended animation.  It was another nice day (althoughContinue reading “Ready to go”

Great joy

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew is an interesting addition to our bridge portfolio.  My brother tells me that it is Exeter’s old mediaeval bridge.  It had three times as many arches when in use, as the river was then quite wide, but when the first single span bridge was built in the eighteenthContinue reading “Great joy”

Yes we have no bananas

Today’s guest picture, kindly sent to me by Mary Jo from the land of proper snow, is designed to stop me moaning about our weather.  It won’t work though.  She tells me that she is currently looking after three houses and is keeping very fit shovelling snow. We had a rather nice day here, withContinue reading “Yes we have no bananas”

A pedal, a walk and a tootle.

Today’s picture shows a rather selective burst of autumn colour seen by my daughter. The weather here recently has remained very reasonable, except for the strong winds.  Luckily for my plans, the wind had dropped this morning and I was feeling well enough for a tentative pedal with Dropscone.  We set off round the morningContinue reading “A pedal, a walk and a tootle.”