Not more butterflies! I am afraid so.

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz.  She went for a walk in the woods today and got a big surprise.  The wood carver has been at work again. We had another lovely day today, but in spite of the sunshine it was still a bit autumnal as far as the temperature went.  IContinue reading “Not more butterflies! I am afraid so.”

Charging about

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She took our new granddaughter, Evelyn Rose to the allotment in her ‘travel system’ or push chair as it used to be called.  Annie hasn’t been able to work on the allotment recently for obvious reasons but she was pleased to find her dahlias thriving on benignContinue reading “Charging about”

In the garden

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was taking some refreshment in Russell Square when she noticed that she was being watched. We had a day of almost uninterrupted sunshine and light winds, ideal for pottering about the garden so this is what I did.  I thought of going for a bike rideContinue reading “In the garden”

Noun: Sconcompedaltoot – Defn: A perfect day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle-on-Tyne correspondent and shows her children posing beside Stephenson’s Rocket. It rained several times today but disappointingly not enough to register any amount on Mary Jo’s scientific rain gauge.  Still, the lightness of the occasional drizzle and the sunny spells in between allowed me to spend a productive andContinue reading “Noun: Sconcompedaltoot – Defn: A perfect day”

Action

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s continental excursion and shows a fine bridge over the Schlei at Kappeln in Schleswig-Flensburg.  Dropscone points out that it is just the same as Tower Bridge in London….but without the towers of course. Our spell of warm weather continued today and it was up to a  most unseasonalContinue reading “Action”

Disjointed

Today’s guest picture comes from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal.  She bicycled off after church to help with some archaeological surveying at a Roman camp near the town and noticed this painted lady butterfly on the way. I was in a rather creaky state when I woke up and after breakfast I resolved to seeContinue reading “Disjointed”

The last song until September

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my old teaching colleague Ada.  She and some of her family have just spent time in France.  Guess what her husband, sister and brother-in-law did. I went cycling myself this morning and climbed a hill too.  It was slightly less awesome than Mont Ventoux though as itContinue reading “The last song until September”

The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)

Today’s guest picture is another of my sister Mary’s studies of the lakes and ponds of London’s parks.  This one is the small lake in Parliament Hill Fields We woke to the coldest morning of the autumn so far at a meagre 4 degrees C and to find the town well covered in mist.  ItContinue reading “The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)”

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 big surprise

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter Annie and shows two of her friends deep in conversation in her Brixton garden. This weekend the Muckletoon* Adventure Festival is in full swing with a cycle hill climb yesterday, mountain bike rides, guided walks and trail running today and 30, 60 and 90 mile cycle sportivesContinue reading “A big surprise”

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