Delayed gratification

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He noticed this strange stuff on a recent walk with Mike Tinker who identified it as white jelly fungus. The delayed gratification of the title of today’s post is a misuse of the phrase. What was gratifying was that forecast rain was considerably delayed and this allowedContinue reading “Delayed gratification”

A route revised

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He was out on a walk when he met three donkeys who were perhaps hoping for a snack The north wind was still blowing, though only gently, so we had another cool day. There was an occasional glimpse of sunshine, but there was also a rather surprisingContinue reading “A route revised”

Down in the valley

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She had another cup of coffee beside the canal this week and saw another canal boat passing by. If I had a canal nearby, I too would go and sit by it every week, even without a cup of coffee. After a stormy night, we had anotherContinue reading “Down in the valley”

Something borrowed, something blue

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s visit to the Caen Hill Locks.  It looks very peaceful, but if you have to take your boat through all of the 29 locks on the staircase, it is very hard work. The promised end of summer was deferred for another day and we had a beautiful morning, sunny,Continue reading “Something borrowed, something blue”

No pedal but at least a tootle or two

My Somerset correspondent, Venetia was intrigued by this curious statue in Marseille on her recent visit. The weather gods are rolling on the floor laughing at their own tremendous wit as they provided yet another 100% sunny day while I am still basically confined to barracks.  My leg is steadily progressing but not enough toContinue reading “No pedal but at least a tootle or two”

Bring me sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my much travelled Somerset correspondent, Venetia, who has turned up in Seville and was impressed by the orderly queue she found there. The promised better weather was a bit slow in coming today and didn’t arrive until we were leaving for Carlisle and our afternoon choir practice.  I suppose thatContinue reading “Bring me sunshine”

A distinct lack of sparkle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s recent visit to Bath with my two other sisters.  They had some good weather  when they visited the Abbey. We had some thoroughly rotten weather here.  It rained on and off all day and the thick cloud made it feel like the middle of winter as farContinue reading “A distinct lack of sparkle”

Peering about

Today’s guest picture was given by Wattie to Gavin and then Gavin forwarded it to me.  It shows Wattie’s big tattie.  There will be quite a few chips made out of that when it’s cooked. The day started rather disappointingly for me although it looked very promising.  It was another fine, dry day with lightContinue reading “Peering about”