Hedge scratching

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit my sister Mary paid to the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park a day or two ago.  It seems like a very good place to visit at this time of year. We had yet another dry and windy day today but it was a bit warmer than it hasContinue reading “Hedge scratching”

End of the spell

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce, who recently met this Glasgow tram at the Crich National Tramway Museum.  It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘going to university’ We had what is probably the last of our superbly sunny spring spell today.   As is all too common in life, instead of being outContinue reading “End of the spell”

Not a cloud

Today’s picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce, shows the view across the sea to the Mull of Kintyre, with not a mist covered mountain in sight. There were no mist covered hills here either today as we enjoyed a cloudless sky from dawn until dusk and beyond.  There was a little more breezeContinue reading “Not a cloud”

Home alone

Today’s guest picture shows a very striking bald eagle which Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent met.  I expect that she had her children with her too. Like yesterday, it was a day of sunshine and showers again today which made planning a bit of a lottery. I was busy in the morning making sour dough breadContinue reading “Home alone”

Better late than never

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Gavin who is on a walking holiday in Norfolk. His picture shows a working windmill in the village of Weybourne, which they came to at the end of a ten mile walk. We had plenty of wind to spare here today but as the thermometer was showing summerContinue reading “Better late than never”

Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture shows a view of Buckingham Palace from St James’ Park.  I am going to have a view from my sitting room window like this when I grow up.  My sister Mary took the picture. Although it was a rather cloudy day, the temperature wasn’t too bad and the wind was light soContinue reading “Life in the slow lane”

Back again

Today’s guest picture comes from Ada, one of my former teaching colleagues, and shows the remarkable Kelpies. The Kelpies are 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal which reconnects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the River Forth, and improves navigation between the East and WestContinue reading “Back again”

Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who is very proud of her pond’s first crop of tadpoles.  She sent me a video of them wriggling  but I thought it would be too exciting for the readers. After yesterday’s busy day, I took things quietly today.  I was helped by a very windy day which discouragedContinue reading “Life in the slow lane”

Rest cure

Today’s guest picture shows a sparrow, rather baffled by the size of the crumbs that Dropscone puts out for his birds. I was somewhat improved in the aches and pains department when I got up this morning and I was determined to do nothing to make things worse during the day so to be onContinue reading “Rest cure”

The sunshine cure

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter Annie’s garden and shows that even in the heart of a big city, apple blossom may ease the soul. I was very disappointed because no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t find anything to complain about today.  This made it a rare day this year and dawnContinue reading “The sunshine cure”