A song cycle day

Today’s guest picture is volunteer Venetia’s current favourite exhibit at the Somerset Museum of Rural Life, a mechanical vacuum cleaner. I had a very traditional Sunday today, courtesy of the favourable weather.  If the weather is kind, I like to cycle along our main roads on a Sunday because they are largely lorry free andContinue reading “A song cycle day”

Mirror image

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She is working hard in Zurich at the moment but found time to admire this trio of trees ageing differentially. Yesterday we had a sunny morning and a grey afternoon (and by the time that we went to bed, the inevitable rain had returned).  Today we hadContinue reading “Mirror image”

A spotted woodpecker

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She is working in Zurich this week and took a picture of the sunset there this evening. There was no chance of a sunset here today…or a sunrise…or a sun anything as the sun was conspicuous by its absence all day.  The forecast told me that ifContinue reading “A spotted woodpecker”

Reliably changeable

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary Jo from Manitoba’s London visit.  This time she met one of the celebrated Tower of London ravens. Our changeable weather is evidently tricky to predict so in spite of forecasts of gales and heavy rain, it was not a great surprise to wake up to merely a briskContinue reading “Reliably changeable”

Back in the old routine

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz.  She enjoyed this misty view on one of her morning walks recently. There were no views at all when we woke up this morning, as the hills were shrouded in clouds and a fine drizzle was falling.  Luckily I had a stint in the Welcome to LangholmContinue reading “Back in the old routine”

Taking relaxation to new levels

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She has ventured east lately and visited Nuffield House, the home of William Morris, the car manufacturer.  This radiator temperature gauge caught her eye. I note that one of the joys of modern life is not having to worry about your car radiator boiling  every timeContinue reading “Taking relaxation to new levels”

On and off

There are two guest pictures from Clare today which show why Matilda was so cheerful yesterday.  She went on a boat trip round the Bass Rock with her aunt and cousin…… …and saw lots of gannets. (This one was taken by Clare with her phone while holding Matilda in a rocking boat.  That takes greatContinue reading “On and off”

On the mend

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk on The Edge in Derbyshire which my brother Andrew shared with his walking group….and some cows….and some very nice weather. Our weather improved today but it was still pretty damp in the morning. I didn’t go out to take a flower picture until nearly midday. Oddly, many ofContinue reading “On the mend”

A floral feast

Today’s ‘London Trip’ photograph is a peek into the Pullman coach which featured in yesterday’s post. Owing to a miscalculation there are far too many pictures in today’s post but having processed them all, I am too lazy to decide which ones to cut out so they are all here. For the busy reader hereContinue reading “A floral feast”

Another day, another free meal

Today’s guest picture shows Justin half way up the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District  yesterday.  He was accompanying my brother Andrew to the summit and had paused to admire the view.  My brother took the picture. I am going to break with habit and start today’s post with a picture that IContinue reading “Another day, another free meal”