A second failure at go fish

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was spotted by a deer on one of his walks. It was another grey day today but although it promised to rain for quite a lot of the day, we got nothing worse than a few spots every now and again. I went off to theContinue reading “A second failure at go fish”

Stock response

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz.  She has been going through her photographic archives and found this very odd picture from 40 years ago of me pushing her late husband down the street in a wheelbarrow.  Our strange expressions may be because we have large moustaches painted on our faces.  Memories have  fadedContinue reading “Stock response”

Going with a bang

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  When he isn’t digging up roots in his garden, he is admiring the many fine views from his front door. After yesterday’s incessant rain, we got a kinder day today and I was able to take a walk round the garden after breakfast to see what flowersContinue reading “Going with a bang”

A clean sweep

Today’s guest picture comes from my ex-colleague Marjorie who was enjoying the sunny weather at Beadnell Bay on the Northumberland Coast yesterday.  The buildings on the right are old lime kilns. As it had been only 4°C last night when I left the camera club meeting with Mars shining blood red in a clear sky,Continue reading “A clean sweep”

A day of two halves reversed

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her father, shows Matilda posing with flowers in the botanic gardens in Edinburgh. The forecast had suggested that if I wanted to cycle in dry conditions, a prompt start might be advisable as rain was on the way by midday  It seemed like a plausible prediction so IContinue reading “A day of two halves reversed”

Oh for a glimpse of the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from an outing near Derby undertaken by my brother Andrew.  He went visit the Abbey at Darley Abbey and found that all that remains of it is a public house called “The Abbey” If yesterday was a dull and gloomy day, today was a duller and gloomier day.  It was warmContinue reading “Oh for a glimpse of the sun”

Right birds, wrong camera

No words can do justice to the greatest guest picture of the day ever.  It comes from my Newcastle correspondent Fiona who is in the Netherlands and it is a view that just can not be surpassed. It was cloudless and chilly when we got up but the sun warmed things up and Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Right birds, wrong camera”

Carried away

Today’s guest picture is another of Tony’s seals among the seaweed.  That looks like an eider duck in the background. Apology: There are far too many pictures in today’s post.  If you like garden pictures of flowers, birds, bees and butterflies scroll rapidly through to the end and if you like views start at theContinue reading “Carried away”

Visitors

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who got the chance of a ride in a hot air balloon.  Her picture shows how far I would have gone on the journey before finding something else to do.  I don’t like heights.  She was very brave and has put lots ofContinue reading “Visitors”

The calm after the storm

In lieu of any new material, I have returned to Venetia’s  trip to Madeira for the guest picture of the day.  Somewhere between the mountains and the sea, she passed through this narrow gap. Being Friday, I had made an arrangement to have coffee and treacle scones with Dropscone.  The forecast for the afternoon wasContinue reading “The calm after the storm”