Making myself useful in the end

Today’s guest picture comes from Bill, a blog reader, who was pleased that we enjoyed his creative poppy plantation on our recent walk. Nature got a helping hand! He has sent me this picture of a ceanothus which rivals the cotoneaster as a bee magnet. Our spell of dry, warm and sunny weather continued today,Continue reading “Making myself useful in the end”

Scary but satisfying

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who managed to find some splendid blossom on a recent permitted walk. Although the forecast for today was for a worse day than yesterday, it was in fact just as good a day, not quite so warm in the morning when it was cloudy but sunny andContinue reading “Scary but satisfying”

Roundabout

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s Welsh trip.  Having left Chester and climbed Snowdon, he came to rest on Anglesey where he met the sea…and my sister Mary. Our spell of dry weather continued but once again with an east wind to make sure that we didn’t forget that it is still earlyContinue reading “Roundabout”

B picture

Today’s colourful guest picture comes from my sister Mary who recently visited the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, London. Apart from a couple of brief showers, we had a much better day today.  It wasn’t a lot warmer in theory but a very welcome break from the recent strong winds made it feel a lotContinue reading “B picture”

Binned

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary, who saw this copy of the Lamazzu – a winged deity looted from the Iraq Museum – made of empty date syrup cans, on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. Our weather descended from the recent summer heights to slightly below the seasonal average, the feeling ofContinue reading “Binned”

Not going cycling

After yesterday’s railway bridge over the new Borders Railway, Dropscone’s guest picture of the day shows the shiny new railway itself as seen from the bridge. It was another fine day today but it was quite crisp in the early morning so I was happy to arrange to have  a cup of coffee with Sandy ratherContinue reading “Not going cycling”

Holey moley!

Today’s guest picture comes from ex-archivist Ken who has returned to the north east of England where he was able to take this picture of the Millennium Bridge over the Tyne on a lovely day. Lovely days were in very short supply here which was a disappointment after yesterday’s glorious weather.  The hills were coveredContinue reading “Holey moley!”

Getting the wind up

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is on an elephant hunt in Sheffield. We had another lovely day today, with wall to wall sunshine accompanied by gentle temperatures ideal for those who don’t do too well in the heat.  The only fly in the ointment was a brisk and bullying wind  whichContinue reading “Getting the wind up”

A song and a smile

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce who has just visited the new Devil’s Porridge visitor centre at Eastriggs.  It tells the story of the greatest factory on earth and the munitions workers who came to Gretna from throughout the Empire to support the war effort in the First World War.  The devil’s porridge was cordite.Continue reading “A song and a smile”

Bad timing

Today’s guest picture shows the fine town hall of Wigtown.  Gavin was visiting the town and the fact that he is a keen green bowler might explain why he was so impressed by this view. I had a very quiet day today, partly on purpose and partly by accident.  I was on relief Moorland ProjectContinue reading “Bad timing”

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