Programmed

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent Lake District holiday.  It shows Grasmere.  She takes lovely pictures. It was a bit warmer when I got up today but it didn’t feel much warmer because of the dratted wind which was still blowing strongly.  It took me some time to summon up theContinue reading “Programmed”

A familiar pattern

I was sent two guest pictures by my daughter, Annie and I liked them so much that I have put them both in.  She spotted a squirrel cavorting on her lawn in London.  Nice shooting. As I was finishing off yesterday’s post rather late at night because of the visit to Carlisle to play recorders,Continue reading “A familiar pattern”

Fully furnished

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my recorder playing friend Susan who saw this fine skyscape on a recent cycle outing. We had a sharp frost during the night but the ground was remarkably ice free in the morning and while there was still frozen water in a bucket outside the back doorContinue reading “Fully furnished”

A worthwhile excursion

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my much travelled friend Bruce.  No prizes for guessing where he was today. Dropscone and I set out on a somewhat less glamorous journey than Bruce.  We were on our bicycles on the way to Gair and back after breakfast.  The roads were dry, the temperature wasContinue reading “A worthwhile excursion”

Getting a hiding

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on his recent skiing trip.  It was sent to me by my sister Susan because it shows Mt Taranki in NZ under whose imposing slopes she lived for several years. Our unusual spell of dry September weather (the driest for fifty years they say) continued today andContinue reading “Getting a hiding”

A lot to see

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent trip to Spain.  Santillana Del Mar is a Spanish village 20 kilometres from the Bay of Biscay, which has scarcely changed from Medieval times. After the thunderstorm overnight, today was sunny and much brighter as the haze had been swept away by the rain.  It wouldContinue reading “A lot to see”

Acting my age again

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit my brother Andrew paid to the Spanish port of Santander last month. The weather was good and, importantly, the wind was light so in the absence of Dropscone who golfs on a Wednesday, it seemed like a good day to test out the legs.  I had had aContinue reading “Acting my age again”

What a shower

Today’s guest picture is another stunner from one of my sister Mary’s visits to Regent’s park in London. I had an up and down experience with the weather and the weather forecast today.  Last night, when Dropscone and I were considering a morning run today, the forecast painted a picture of unrelieved gloom with heavyContinue reading “What a shower”

Successful outings

The guest picture of the day is another view of Bilbao from my brother.  He comments that there was not much evidence of water borne traffic. In contrast to yesterday’s grey start to the month of May, today was much more cheerful with plenty of sunshine and not a sign of any rain. It wasContinue reading “Successful outings”

Sandra and Jim come up trumps

Today’s guest picture, from my sister Mary’s camera, shows some very smart chaps going to defend the Queen from something or other. It was a grey and dull day when we got up, not much good for photographs but excellent, as it turned out, for cycling.  The temperature was very comfortable and the wind wasContinue reading “Sandra and Jim come up trumps”