A drop of golden sun (but just a drop)

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who encountered this elegant pedal powered equipage in Malton. The morning dawned, as is customary, with grey skies and a persistent drizzle which sometimes veered into downright rain. Under these circumstances, to linger over breakfast and the newspapers for long enough to slide imperceptibly into coffee andContinue reading “A drop of golden sun (but just a drop)”

A woodpecker, a pedal and some Pelmanism

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was in Edinburgh yesterday and was comforted by the up to date police protection afforded to its citizens. I had much better weather for my trip to the Moorland Feeders today and it was only a pity that the birds stayed away in great numbers.  IContinue reading “A woodpecker, a pedal and some Pelmanism”

Two rewarding outings

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother, who was on one of his outings.  It shows the Old Bridge at Hereford across the Wye. We had a very pleasant day here today with lots of sunshine but with a wind just brisk enough to make me think of several reasons why going cycling might notContinue reading “Two rewarding outings”

Seen and gone

Today’s guest picture shows a fine waterfall visited by Dropscone and family on his Skye holiday. In spite of a forecast of rain, we had yet another dry, cool day with a brisk wind until the evening.  I should have gone cycling (my neighbour Ken did 40 miles in the morning) but I was feelingContinue reading “Seen and gone”

Really getting my goat

Today’s guest picture is another from Gavin’s visit to Yosemite and shows a quite well known waterfall there. We had another chilly but dry day today.   This was a bit of a surprise as we had been promised rain. Dropscone is going on holiday on the Isle of Skye next week so he cameContinue reading “Really getting my goat”

Virtual Friday

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who was surprised by this slice of city life when he visited London today. The morning was rather disorientating as I was fairly sure that it was Monday but Dropscone arrived for coffee bringing a batch of treacle scones.  These are traditionally found on a Friday.  HeContinue reading “Virtual Friday”

Great joy

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew is an interesting addition to our bridge portfolio.  My brother tells me that it is Exeter’s old mediaeval bridge.  It had three times as many arches when in use, as the river was then quite wide, but when the first single span bridge was built in the eighteenthContinue reading “Great joy”

A day to get outside for a bit

Today’s guest picture is the last from Dropscone’s trip to the south.  His daughter Susan is a great motor racing fan so she took him to visit the historic Brooklands track.  There is not much of it left. Yesterday’s rain had disappeared today.  This was particularly pleasing as I had to start the day byContinue reading “A day to get outside for a bit”

Mostly sitting around

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s southern Odyssey.  He went about as far as he could go and found himself and Susan at Beach Head on a very misty day. We had another wonderfully sunny day today but this one was more in line with the way that things should be in January and wasContinue reading “Mostly sitting around”

Reaching old heights

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy’s Mexican adventure.  He ran into this cousin of Mr Grumpy while he was there. The new year continues to put on a cheerful face and we had another bright and sunny day today but it was cold after a clear night and the temperature in the shade outside ourContinue reading “Reaching old heights”