Occasional rain

Today’s guest picture comes from Gunta, a blog reader who lives on the west coast of America. She has combined two of my favourite things, a flying bird and a fuchsia, in one fantastic picture. We had a perfectly nice, almost summer day here today with the temperature at a very acceptable 15 to 17°CContinue reading “Occasional rain”

Service not included

Guess whose birthday it was today.  Guest picture courtesy of her mother Clare. Finding things to do in the lockdown is tricky.  Mrs Tootlepedal decided to put a stone edge on one of her garden paths today. I had a couple of important things on my to do list today, take the Zoe to CarlisleContinue reading “Service not included”

Roman in the gloaming

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s Moroccan trip.  You might find it hard to believe that this delightfully shady restaurant garden is in Morocco but it is. The first picture in today’s post is a bit of a cheat as it was taken yesterday when I went to bed.  Looking out of the window,Continue reading “Roman in the gloaming”

Goodbye

Today’s guest picture is another from camera club member Simon.  He took a walk along the old railway line to Longtown and managed to find himself under three bridges at the same time, the main road, the old railway and a footbridge. The weather, which likes to have its little joke, decided that a dayContinue reading “Goodbye”

Meeting but not greeting

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited Stourhead with her friend Venetia.  As she knows that I like a bridge, she sent me this picturesque example. I am still quite tired as having a very youthful visitor is not straightforward.  Getting down with the kids is fine. It’s getting up again thatContinue reading “Meeting but not greeting”

Up and down

Today’s guest picture comes from camera club member Simon.  He was taken for a walk on our local hills by a friend.  They walked yesterday morning before the storm came.  A good choice. The storm arrived with some force yesterday evening, and we had a rather restless night  as the wind howled round the houseContinue reading “Up and down”

Another step forward

Today’s guest picture is another Lake District study from cyclist Paul.  He visited Buttermere on a lovely autumn day a couple of years ago.  It is one of my favourite spots. The day here was a forecasting mixture, with the BBC having the upper hand in the morning and the Norwegians taking over in theContinue reading “Another step forward”

Norwegian weather

Today’s guest post is another from Joyce’s Bermuda collection.  As well as glorious beaches she visited the zoo at Flatt Island where she found this lovely lemur. When we woke up, we were very pleased to find the Norwegian weather forecast had been reliable and we had a second sunny day in succession.  What wasContinue reading “Norwegian weather”

Parenting pays off

Today’s guest picture comes from camera club member Simon.  He lives in Canonbie and took a walk to visit the old railway bridge over the Esk below the village.  He sent me this picture to add to my bridge collection. I followed doctor’s instructions to have a quiet day in again today, and the painContinue reading “Parenting pays off”

A necessary pause

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s recent visit to Amsterdam.  It shows the station clock.  Unusually for a clock, it doesn’t show the time on this face.  By a curious mechanism it is able to show the direction of the wind which the weather vane on the tower is recording.  (There is also a flyingContinue reading “A necessary pause”

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