A purposeful day

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Flamborough Head last month.  He was hoping to see many puffins but they were few and far between.  He did see this one standing rather implausibly on a very steep cliff face. I had several plans for the day and most of them required someContinue reading “A purposeful day”

Another quiet day

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce.  He noticed this fine work-in-progress  by a local artist on the banks of the Esk. I had birds, but not owls, on my mind when I woke up as I had volunteered to fill the moorland feeders in place of the regular fillers for Wednesdays who haveContinue reading “Another quiet day”

All action

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s tour of the Mediterranean.  This is Dubrovnik. My plan was to get up early and go for a cycle ride before the wind got too strong and I managed to get up quite early and go for a cycle ride but the wind was pretty strong anyway. As IContinue reading “All action”

A walk on the wild side

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle’s correspondent’s trip to California, where she visited Stanford university. We were pleased and surprised to be presented with another fine, dry day today and we are beginning to feel that we could easily get used to this sort of thing. I started the day with a visit toContinue reading “A walk on the wild side”

A grand tour

Today’s guest picture, taken by Bruce’s daughter and forwarded to me by him, shows Guthrie, having woken up, wondering where the next meal is coming from. We were up promptly in the morning but got away a few minutes behind schedule on a trip to Lockerbie.  This time we were not catching the train toContinue reading “A grand tour”

Two interesting outings

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to Huntingdon by my brother Andrew. We were just considering our options for entertaining our daughter after breakfast when we were visited by our next door neighbour Liz.  She had found something intriguing on a path in the park and brought it in to show us.  I lookedContinue reading “Two interesting outings”

It takes two to tootle

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows Mr Grumpy’s London cousin trying to pass himself off as a swan or goose at the Serpentine. We were threatened with rain today but in the end it didn’t arrive until the evening and we had a dry, cool day instead.  I had to begin theContinue reading “It takes two to tootle”

Concerted action

Today’s guest picture was taken on a sunny evening in Spain by my neighbour Liz, who was on holiday there last month. We were back to the fine warm weather here again today and I managed to get out on my fairly speedy bike before it got too hot.  It was not as early asContinue reading “Concerted action”

Jam tomorrow

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother when he and his wife arrived in Dresden.    As he remarks, it is a horseless carriage….or landau in this case. The weather continued warm and humid today and I got up ready to pedal but took a great deal of time actually to get into a pedallingContinue reading “Jam tomorrow”

End of season fun

No guest picture today as a portrait of a mother and daughter takes pride of place. After a late breakfast, I sneaked out for a pedal before Granny got up.  I was feeling rather tired and was pleased not to be trying to keep up with Dropscone but I hadn’t gone far before I metContinue reading “End of season fun”