Some business and a little stretch

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Tom. He came across this tense stand off between a cat and a hadeda. Tom tells me that he sided with the bird and chased the cat away. We had a rather grey and windy morning here after more overnight rain. When I went out intoContinue reading “Some business and a little stretch”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Tom, the Langholm exile. He came across this elegant track from a four foot long Liguaan lizard on one of his walks. They didn’t see the lizard itself. We had another sunny morning here but with the wind coming from the north, it felt a littleContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

Nothing doing

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. I think this must have been a stopping point on her journey north. The offer of tea and cakes seems attractive. We had a better day here, slightly warmer and slightly less windy. As the sun often came out, it was much more pleasant in the garden too. ThisContinue reading “Nothing doing”

Not quite all there

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She was very impressed by this cheerful stall which she encountered on an outing. She didn’t tell me whether she had sampled its wares. We were greeted by a sunny morning with cloudless blue skies here today, and a crisp coolness to go with it. Once again,Continue reading “Not quite all there”

Progress

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who has been enjoying her walks up to Kenwood recently. She had this fine view of the grounds on Wednesday. We had a cool, grey morning here today, definitely feeling like autumn a lot more than like late summer. It stayed dry though, but with the temperatureContinue reading “Progress”

It turned out nice

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took advantage of the cooler weather today to visit Regent’s Park to enjoy the rose garden. The sky in her picture looks a little threatening though and she had to shelter from a heavy rain shower before getting home. We had the rain overnight here andContinue reading “It turned out nice”

A very welcome sight in the garden

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon. After the easing of the lockdown, he has been able to get back to his regular employment of working at sports events and he found this splendidly twisted tree on a golf course. It is my policy only to use pictures taken on the dayContinue reading “A very welcome sight in the garden”

A most uncommon riding

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was up on Whita Hill at the crack of dawn to see the 2020 Common Riding. The semi jubilee cornet (he was cornet 25 years ago) with the right and left hand men took the town’s standard round the monument in a symbolic gesture and theContinue reading “A most uncommon riding”

Getting things fixed

Today’s guest picture is another from Paul. He was happy to see that cricket had started again after the lockdown. As a day, this was one that did not get entered on the credit side of the great ledger of life, although it did have some redeeming features. First, the less attractive part: after breakfast,Continue reading “Getting things fixed”

Just not fair

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He spotted a ladybird on his (double glazed) window. As far as cycling goes, today was a washout. It was windy and threatening rain in the morning, and windy and actually raining for pretty well the whole of the rest of the day. We cancelled the gardenContinue reading “Just not fair”