A clean sweep

Today’s guest picture comes from my ex-colleague Marjorie who was enjoying the sunny weather at Beadnell Bay on the Northumberland Coast yesterday.  The buildings on the right are old lime kilns. As it had been only 4°C last night when I left the camera club meeting with Mars shining blood red in a clear sky,Continue reading “A clean sweep”

Hail and farewell…and a song cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from ex work colleague Marjorie.  She was surprised to find a common murre or guillemot in the field behind her house last week far from its usual habitat.  Presumably it was blown there by the strong winds of storm Ali. Long time readers may remember New Zealand’s baby of the century,Continue reading “Hail and farewell…and a song cycle”


Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa and, appropriately enough since he is a great rugby man, it shows some springboks. The first named storm of the year was visiting Britain overnight and we were warned that Aileen would bring heavy and persistent rain overnight and well into the morning so itContinue reading “Unsettling”

A varied day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  As well as enjoying the delights of Venice lately, she also sampled a beautiful evening at Clapham Junction before she left for the continent It was another day of variable weather but at least the rain was sporadic rather then persistent which was a relief. I startedContinue reading “A varied day”

The tragedy of Hamlet

Today’s guest picture was taken by Bruce on a visit to Sheffield.  He thinks that the car owner may have forgotten where he parked the car. We had to put up with yet another  boringly fine and dry day today but we bore this with great fortitude and hardly complained at all. Once again itContinue reading “The tragedy of Hamlet”

Art attack

After a drought, I have now got a flood of guest pictures and will get round to using them in due course. The first is of a preserved railway line near Sheringham in Norfolk which was observed from a strategically placed high viewing platform by Bruce. As change from hanging about the house and moaning,Continue reading “Art attack”


Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce who is obviously still  having a good time in Norfolk..  He found this friendly cafe in Wells-next-the Sea. I made a serious effort not to do anything to make my cold worse today.  The very strong wind may also have helped me to avoid the temptation to go cycling. Continue reading “Recuperating”

Back to normal

Today’s picture comes from Switzerland courtesy of Dropscone’s sister Elizabeth.  The police think that this cow may be a ringer. We were welcomed back to reality with a cloudy day in Langholm and a temperature about 14 degrees C lower than Nimes but for all the contrast with our recent holiday, it was still quiteContinue reading “Back to normal”