This and that

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who contemplated Nottingham Arboretum’s war memorial (Crimean War), sometimes called “the Chinese Bell Tower”. Our fine weather continued though it was pretty windy and a good deal cooler than the recent very unseasonably hot days.  Still, it was warm enough to wander round the garden in justContinue reading “This and that”

Mostly quiet

Today’s guest picture shows one of the two diesel locomotives that together pulled Dropscone and his daughter Susan to Scarborough on a railway special to celebrate her birthday.  They didn’t have ideal weather for a seaside outing. We had another pleasant morning and it was further brightened by the arrival of Dropscone bearing traditional Friday treacleContinue reading “Mostly quiet”

Two rewarding outings

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother, who was on one of his outings.  It shows the Old Bridge at Hereford across the Wye. We had a very pleasant day here today with lots of sunshine but with a wind just brisk enough to make me think of several reasons why going cycling might notContinue reading “Two rewarding outings”

Plus ça change

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to the city of Chester which my brother Andrew made last month.  It shows the choir in Chester Cathedral where he enjoyed a sung evensong. We had another up and down meteorological day here today.  It started very well with not only bright sunshine when I got upContinue reading “Plus ça change”

Filling a day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows an inhabitant of the falconry at Dunrobin Castle.  The picture was taken by his daughter Susan on their recent holiday in the north. In spite of the continued dry spell, we are getting a bit short of sunshine and there was only the merestContinue reading “Filling a day”

Sunday song cycle

Today’s guest picture shows that I was not the only one taking pictures in Marseille.  My sister Mary took this shot of L’Estaque from their boat as it headed back to Marseille. We had nearly as much sun here today but it was a lot cooler with a northerly breeze making sure that I hadContinue reading “Sunday song cycle”

A remarkably consistent day

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to Llangollen.  Since some readers enjoyed his picture of the train arriving yesterday, I thought that I would add this one of the train departing today. It was raining gently but persistently when we got up and it will be raining gently but persistently when we goContinue reading “A remarkably consistent day”

Thunderstruck

Today’s guest picture was taken by Dropscone’s sister Liz and was sent to me by Gavin.  They are on a group walking holiday in Norfolk and this picture was taken on one of their walks. We did have a marked drop in temperature today which was a relief after the very hot weather wafted upContinue reading “Thunderstruck”

The return of summer

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Newcastle correspondent and shows her daughter Hannah with a square blue tit nest from their square blue tit nest box.  Earlier in the year some square blue tits had nested in it. It was a warm and pleasant day with light winds and no threat ofContinue reading “The return of summer”

A pedal and a tootle. Hooray!

Today’s guest picture, taken by my sister Mary on her recent visit to Somerset, shows the fine church at Ilminster. We woke up to a rather grey day morning today but it was dry so we both set off on our bicycles after breakfast.  My target was a gentle twenty miles by way of aContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle. Hooray!”