A hint of spring in the morning

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  He has discovered a fresh treacle mine.  Unfortunately, the discovery comes right at the time that Friday coffee and treacle scones might have to be put on hold, but that is life as it is just now. We woke to some very welcome sunshine.  Apart from the usual briskContinue reading “A hint of spring in the morning”

Net gain

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba who is not in Manitoba at all at the moment.  She is in London and visited Kew Gardens where she took this picture.  You might think that as it was taken in a famous garden it shows a wonderful plant but in fact it is anContinue reading “Net gain”

Back on the road again

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who took a trip to Greenwich Park and enjoyed the view on a sunny day. I started the day with a visit to Dropscone to return his hat and gloves which he had left behind after coffee yesterday and then pedalled on to the producers’ market inContinue reading “Back on the road again”

Mid summer in mid April

Today’s guest picture is another from foreign parts.  Dropscone is on holiday in Majorca and was impressed by the efforts to keep the sea at bay there. We had another lovely day here.  I don’t want to sound ungrateful because we have enjoyed the spell of good weather immensely but getting it so early inContinue reading “Mid summer in mid April”

Terrifying ladybird

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom.  He sent me this delightful view, taken on his morning walk in South Africa. There are far too many pictures in today’s post but when the sun shines after so much gloom, it is hard to stop the shutter finger clicking. It was a beautiful day inContinue reading “Terrifying ladybird”

Halfway to paradise

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike and Alison’s recent visit to New Zealand where they saw this handsome NZ kingfisher.  I don’t know which of them took the picture. It was reasonably warm for the time of year again this morning but once again the effect was somewhat spoiled by light drizzle and a veryContinue reading “Halfway to paradise”

Bring on the brioche

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  He has just spent a few days acting as a referee at an international children’s golf tournament on the east coast.  It’s tough work but somebody has to do it.  (The tide was out there too.) I heard all about the golf tournament when Dropscone came round for aContinue reading “Bring on the brioche”

Another song cycle

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary, who was on the Unite for Europe March yesterday (as was my sister Susan).  It was rather mentally dislocating to see this peaceful and sunny picture after the recent events nearby. We had our third consecutive day of beautiful weather here and we areContinue reading “Another song cycle”

Just ridiculous

We have goldfinches in our tree but my daughter Annie has parakeets in hers. It was rather wet and windy this morning and a fairly measly 5°C when in lieu of thoughts of cycling, Dropscone rang up and offered to bring round a scone or two to go with a cup of coffee, I acceptedContinue reading “Just ridiculous”

Self propelled

Today’s guest picture shows the magnificent palm house at Kew Gardens in London.  It was sent to me by my sister Mary, who was walking there. I failed in my plan to leap up early and go cycling miles before the predicted rain arrived but I did manage to stagger up late and have aContinue reading “Self propelled”