Woodpeckers and woods

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker’s NZ trip and shows Nelson Cathedral.  He tells me that as it is in NZ,  it has an earthquake policy, the final line of which says: ‘if the earthquake is a gentle event (i.e. no creaks in the building) services will continue’.  I hadn’t thought that there mightContinue reading “Woodpeckers and woods”

A slow day

Today’s guest picture was taken by my friend Bruce, who was on a trip to the east of the country. He had climbed all of the 132 steps up a dark, narrow, spiral staircase to get to the top of the  the Garleton Monument  and was rewarded by this splendid view of the country stretchingContinue reading “A slow day”

Hitting the bottle

Today’s guest picture comes from the Edmonton busker and bicyclist, Tuckamoredew, a man who sings gaily to himself while pedalling through deep snow in subzero temperatures in the dark.  But even he was a bit alarmed when he passed these two characters at night. The wind was still from the east today and the dayContinue reading “Hitting the bottle”

Feeding frenzy

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s adventures in the Highlands.  She went out on a boat and saw these bottle nosed dolphins disporting themselves. I had another quiet morning with high quality idling only interrupted by the need to mow the middle lawn and the desire to capture the continuing beauty of the peoniesContinue reading “Feeding frenzy”

Blown up

Today’s guest pictures were taken by my daughter and show that lichen can get anywhere, even onto a south London post box. It was dry but breezy this morning and it was my intention to put this to good use by getting a decent pedal in.  I was too optimistic.  The breeze turned out toContinue reading “Blown up”

Gross cyclists

Today’s guest pictures was sent by Bruce.  It shows a nice shot of the isle of Arran where his son got married recently. It would have been quite a pleasant day today if we had been in October.  As we were in December, it was a lovely day, warm and dry and with hardly aContinue reading “Gross cyclists”