Help from afar

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who found this slightly unlikely windmill.  It is not producing flour but dispensing curried sausages in the market square in Nottingham.  Well I never, what next? We had a chilly day here but it was dry which was a relief after some overnight rain.  My leg rehabilitation isContinue reading “Help from afar”

Not very adventurous

Today’s guest picture shows an elegant little lighthouse at Fleetwood on the Irish Sea coast.  My brother Andrew was visiting the town. After several weeks of good weather, it was very unfortunate that for the weekend of the Muckeltoon Adventure Festival, a feast of mountain biking and trail running today, we should have got aContinue reading “Not very adventurous”

White out

Today’s guest picture is a reminder of summer.  It shows two shots of a dragonfly spotted by Mike Tinker on holiday in Wales. Although some of the snow had melted away from yesterday, there was enough about to make some icy spots on our local roads and to keep our hills still looking pretty white.Continue reading “White out”

I spoke too soon

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary Jo’s London visit.  She has discovered that she really likes Regent’s Park and I don’t blame her.  It is a lovely park. I spoke too soon about our dry spell of weather because when we woke up this morning, it was raining heavily and it continued to rainContinue reading “I spoke too soon”

In training

Today’s guest pictures were sent to me by Langholm exile Tom and show that the South Africans are just as good at spoiling beautiful scenery with power lines as we are. We enjoyed the last day of our good weather today and I had a busy but uneventful time. It started when Sandy came roundContinue reading “In training”

Seeing both sides

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Bruce, who is on a tour of the Mediterranean and had temporarily come to rest on Mount Etna when he took this photograph. I woke up at six o’clock and saw the bright sunshine outside.  That looks like a good day for cycling, I thought, and rolled overContinue reading “Seeing both sides”

Not a cloud

Today’s picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce, shows the view across the sea to the Mull of Kintyre, with not a mist covered mountain in sight. There were no mist covered hills here either today as we enjoyed a cloudless sky from dawn until dusk and beyond.  There was a little more breezeContinue reading “Not a cloud”

A dilemma

Today’s guest picture’s subject was spotted in the window of what she called a ‘posh shop’ in Mayfair by my sister Susan.  It must be quite posh indeed if it is selling this. We woke to another day of undiluted blue sky.  There was an additional factor though.  This was the view of the greenContinue reading “A dilemma”

Lorne Care

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent Fiona.  She took the family to the seaside at Cullercoats on the east coast.  Sharp eyed readers will notice some sea bathers who can be counted as pretty hardy folk. It was a blue sky treat of a day today, cool and dewy in the morning butContinue reading “Lorne Care”

Skating on thin ice

Today’s guest picture shows a cycle track on an old railway leading to Melbourne.  Although my brother Andrew, who took the picture earlier this month, was in Melbourne, Australia not long ago, this Melbourne is in Leicestershire, England. It was a fine sunny morning when we got up and the dogwood in the back borderContinue reading “Skating on thin ice”