A new look

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent. She has taken advantage of the new latitude allowed in England to visit Lytes Cary Manor where she found a doorway of infinite promise. I have been fiddling about with the new editor and have settled on this layout at least for the time being. IContinue reading “A new look”

Sunny within and without

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo of Manitoba.  She was at a grand opening of a feed mill at a Hutterite colony in Alberta last week when a friend pointed out this American robin’s well stocked nest. After yesterday’s endless rain, we had endless sunshine today.  It was very welcome.  Of course the weather godsContinue reading “Sunny within and without”

The shock of the new

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She was hit in the eye by this burst of colour on her morning walk to Kenwood House. After breakfast, I cycled up to the town to do some business including paying in a handsome cheque kindly sent to me by the government.  This was a refundContinue reading “The shock of the new”

A signal failure

Today’s guest picture is a second one from my brother Andrew’s recent walk in the Peak District.  He enjoyed this fine view of Wetton Hill from a nearby peak. My feet were giving me some grief this morning so I had a very quiet time, rising late and doing no more than a little lightContinue reading “A signal failure”

Winded

Today’s guest picture is another from Sharon’s visit to Berlin. In spite of the gloomy forecast at the beginning of the week, we had another dry day here today with a decent amount of sunshine.  Unfortunately the wind continued to blow vigorously so it took me quite a long time to get up the energyContinue reading “Winded”

Over the hill

The guest picture of the day was sent to me by my older son, Tony.  He was much impressed by this robot lawn mower mowing a public space in Edinburgh.  I was too so although it is not the sharpest photo, I have used it. We had another day of incessant sunshine and I wasContinue reading “Over the hill”

Not much going on

My brother recently mislaid his phone and took this picture on a walk along The Edge from Edale in Derbyshire to test out his new one.  It looks good to me. Our rather unnerving spell of beautiful weather continued today but I couldn’t make the best of it at all. After breakfast, I had toContinue reading “Not much going on”

Peely wally knees see the light

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony, who is having a well earned rest on Cyprus with Marianne.  There they need umbrellas to shelter them from the sun, a novel idea to us. We had a genuinely warm and pleasant day today which was a great treat.  I didn’t make the fullest outdoor useContinue reading “Peely wally knees see the light”

That warm feeling

Today’s guest picture is another from Liz’s visit to the Chelsea Flower show.  It shows the much admired Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth garden.  It is difficult to know what to think about it without actually being in it. It was Dropscone’s 74th birthday today and he celebrated by going round his favourite 20 mile morning cycle rideContinue reading “That warm feeling”

Puffing and blowing

Today’s picture portrays New Zealand’s finest showing a healthy appetite. Our spell of sunny and almost windless days came to an end and we had a grey, breezy day.  There is too much pollen about for my comfort and I cried off from the morning pedal and did some useful work in preparation for theContinue reading “Puffing and blowing”

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