Hitting the bottle

Today’s guest picture comes from the Edmonton busker and bicyclist, Tuckamoredew, a man who sings gaily to himself while pedalling through deep snow in subzero temperatures in the dark.  But even he was a bit alarmed when he passed these two characters at night. The wind was still from the east today and the dayContinue reading “Hitting the bottle”

Blown off course

The guest picture of the day is another from Dropscone’s highland adventure.  He and his daughter visited the celebrated Smoo Cave which is near Durness in Sutherland. Strong winds and occasional showers kept me off my bike again in the morning and between the weather and the holiday, my September mileage is going  to beContinue reading “Blown off course”

A very binary ride….100000 miles

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, and shows her very fruitful crab apple tree in all its glory.  Her answer to the question, “How do you like them apples?” is “A lot.” It was a chilly 3°C this morning when we got up, in spite of it being an hour later thanContinue reading “A very binary ride….100000 miles”

No plan at all

Today’s guest picture is yet another of the wild life encountered by Tom on his visit to the game park. After the delights of yesterday, today was very quiet.  Very quiet indeed. We got up so late that I had to turn down an offer of treacle scones from Dropscone as it was by noContinue reading “No plan at all”

No pedal, no tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows a pastoral scene near Peebles, which he had time to enjoy while officiating at a golf competition at the end of last month. I would like to have got out for a pedal today as I have been a bit short of cycling action recently but theContinue reading “No pedal, no tootle”

The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)

Today’s guest picture is another of my sister Mary’s studies of the lakes and ponds of London’s parks.  This one is the small lake in Parliament Hill Fields We woke to the coldest morning of the autumn so far at a meagre 4 degrees C and to find the town well covered in mist.  ItContinue reading “The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)”

Nothing but blue skies

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my neighbour Gavin and shows the harbour at Crail on the east coast where he is on holiday.  We have booked a holiday cottage nearby for next April and I can guarantee that the weather won’t be this nice then. It was a day of perfect autumnContinue reading “Nothing but blue skies”

Gear failure

My children have been looking upwards.  After my daughter’s moon shots yesterday, my older son Tony saw some aeroplanes playing noughts and crosses in the sky over Edinburgh this morning. It was another perfect day today, still and sunny from start to finish.  I was intent on cycling but it was too cold for meContinue reading “Gear failure”

On the go

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows a rather strange extra rock under the tree in her garden. Our run of really good weather continued today, although the temperatures are definitely getting chilly in the morning. I was pleased to wake up at a reasonable time as I had set myContinue reading “On the go”

Showing up

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is hanging around in Brazil focussing on jaguars.  She made a very good job of focussing her camera on this one. We were focussed on the Eskdale Agricultural Show, commonly known as the Cattle Show, for most of the day today.  I started off byContinue reading “Showing up”