The song starts again

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who, while on a motorised meander round the borders, came upon an unusual road sign near Hobkirk. The day started off rather gloomily as far as the weather went but improved hour by hour as it went on. I should have made better use of it thanContinue reading “The song starts again”

A handy portable wind break

Today’s guest picture shows a miniature room (about one eighth in size) which my brother encountered in Nunnington Hall in Yorkshire.  It is part of a collection which has an interesting history which can be found here. We had another very grey and muggy day in Langholm and I might easily have wasted it ifContinue reading “A handy portable wind break”

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today’s guest picture shows a cheerfully departed couple whom my brother Andrew met in York Minster earlier this month. Our very good spell of weather continued today and this meant that the steady supply of plums ripening on the tree continues.  I try to pick them just before they become fully ripe so that theyContinue reading “A bit of this and a bit of that”

A day of contrasts

The guest picture of day comes from my brother Andrew, who looked up when he was visiting York Minster. Once again, we woke to a gloomy, damp day but it had the goodness to stop raining while I visited the dentist for a check up.   It was pleasantly warm as I walked home having beenContinue reading “A day of contrasts”

Vitamin D overdose

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was visiting the Botanical Gardens in Oxford.  She could see Magdalen College in the distance. We had the third day in a row of welcome sunshine today and flowers and insects greeted it with the same enthusiasm that we did. I am suffering from a littleContinue reading “Vitamin D overdose”

Testing the legs

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin, who has been on holiday in the north east where he came across Donald Trump’s new golf course.  He says it looks very good and thinks that Donald should maybe concentrate on golf courses more and give up thoughts of ruling the world. I had a gentle day dayContinue reading “Testing the legs”

She can see clearly now

Today’s guest picture shows a lily pond at Tintinhull garden It was visited by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. Mrs Tootlepedal’s cataract operation seems to have gone too well.  When she came down this morning, she gave me an old fashioned look and said, “You haven’t shaved.”  I see that I am going to have smartenContinue reading “She can see clearly now”

Getting her eye in

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her mother, shows the world’s greatest toddler considering hygienic matters. Just for the record I note that we had another dry day today with the addition of some welcome sunshine.  It would have been a good day for cycling but there were more important things to think about.Continue reading “Getting her eye in”

Showing off

Today’s guest picture shows William and Sara, two happy prize winners at the Eskdale show today and comes thanks to modern technology from the phone of their mother Liz via her husband’s phone and then on to me by email.  Who knows how many miles the dots have travelled to bring me a picture takenContinue reading “Showing off”

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”