I remember how to do it

Today’s guest picture shows a regular visitor to Irving’s feeder. I start today’s post with an item from yesterday.  Just after I had put the blog to bed, there were loud noises outside.  It was a very misty night and the pink footed geese might well have been lost and checking where the rest ofContinue reading “I remember how to do it”

Mist again

Today’s guest picture is another Christmas cracker from my son Tony in Edinburgh. We had been promised that temperatures would start to rise by today but it turned out that this happy state of affairs was delayed and the lawn was frosty again when we woke up. It took until about 7 o’clock in theContinue reading “Mist again”

Monument, mist and memorial

Today’s guest picture involves an elaborate play on words.  Whereas a recent guest picture showed a links in Spain where Dropscone played golf and photographed, today’s guest picture shows a lynx in Spain which Venetia saw and photographed. We had another dry and sunny day today, the third without rain in a row.  We areContinue reading “Monument, mist and memorial”

Gently weeping

For today’s guest picture, I have gone back into my files and found this wild eyed, tongue-sticking-out carving which my brother noticed on a visit to the Guildhall in Exeter in January. It was a day when the clouds came right down to the ground so although it was warm enough at 10 degrees CContinue reading “Gently weeping”

Play misty for me

Today’s guest picture is another from Irving’s Brecon canal trip.  I think that these are these are the top two locks in the Llangynidr flight of five.   I do like a nice lock and this picture has two. After our bright snowy interlude, we reverted to more normal weather and woke up to a greyContinue reading “Play misty for me”

Tension

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Madeira and shows ‘Autonomia’, a monument to celebrate Madeira’s regional autonomy in 1976. It was another chilly but sunny morning here and it looked as though it might well be one of those days when a trip up a hill could be rewarded by some delightfullyContinue reading “Tension”

Mist, a marathon but no tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from  Edinburgh and shows Matilda, who may not be hiding quite as well as she thinks. We had a still and chilly morning so it was no surprise to find some mist about. Mrs Tootlepedal, in her restless search for entertainment, went off to the church choir annual social and coffeeContinue reading “Mist, a marathon but no tootle”

England under a cloud

Today’s guest picture is the last in the series of my sister Mary’s London park shots.  (I am now out of guest pictures and would welcome contributions from kind readers.) It was another still and misty day when I got up but there was no chance of an early pedal as I had to takeContinue reading “England under a cloud”

Fairwell, my lovely

As the Open Golf Tournament starts tomorrow at St Andrew’s, I thought that it would be appropriate to have another of Dropscone’s east coast golf course pictures as the guest offering today. The title of today’s post, which I stole from Raymond Chandler, explains why I had to get up at four o’clock this morning,Continue reading “Fairwell, my lovely”

Contrast

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s Dutch holiday.  It shows Delft town hall.  Although they share the basic design, it leaves our modest building in Langholm in the shade. After the brilliant sunshine of our visit to Edinburgh yesterday, a blanket of misty fog over the town which persisted all day was somethingContinue reading “Contrast”