A grand old Duke of York day

To make a change from endless pictures of moss, my guest picture of the day is a moose The picture came from Venetia, who saw the moose in Grand Teton National Park. The wind is in the east at the moment, which often means sunnier days for us and this was the case today. ItContinue reading “A grand old Duke of York day”

Down dale and up hill

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was rather surprised to find a police box figuring in the entrance to the distillery at Annan. As it was Sunday and the main roads are lorry free, I thought that the traditional pedal down to Newtown on the line of Hadrians Wall and back wouldContinue reading “Down dale and up hill”

Taking the long view

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Irving, shows the Black Esk reservoir which provides us with our drinking water.  I have often meant to visit it but never have so perhaps this will spur me into action. We had another frosty morning heralding another beautifully calm and sunny day and we tried to makeContinue reading “Taking the long view”

Coming to a town near you – Summer for one day only

Today’s guest picture comes from fellow archivist and Hibs supporter Ken.  Sadly he is having to leave the town to return to the north east of England for family reasons and he kindly sent me this picture of the Saltburn Viaduct, taken some years ago, which I hope will be the first of many fromContinue reading “Coming to a town near you – Summer for one day only”

Catching up

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike Tinker’s visit to Caerlaverock Castle yesterday. Today was a splendid day for catching up on the great number of pictures that I took yesterday because it wasn’t a day that was good for anything active at all. It was a perfect example of a ‘Scotch Mist’, that gentleContinue reading “Catching up”

Vitamin D-day

I am a bit short of guest pictures at the moment so I have gone to my files to find this fine ‘Burning Bush’ photographed by my sister Mary in Regent’s Park in January. For the second day running we had a very fine, sunny day with large quantities of blue sky, absolutely free atContinue reading “Vitamin D-day”

Benchmarked

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who seems to have popped up in Spain.   He had an excursion today to the monastery at Montserrat and found a statue there of interest.  He claims that its eyes followed him about wherever he went.  Look closely at the triptych which he tookContinue reading “Benchmarked”

Eyes down

Today’s guest picture shows Queentown’s harbour taken in the evening by my brother Andrew when he visited the town earlier this month.. Another windy day discouraged me from going cycling and I was secretly quite pleased as I am going through one of those periods when I am feeling a bit tired.  Doing nothing moreContinue reading “Eyes down”

Head in the clouds

Today’s guest picture shows my brother Andrew’s view of Buttermere which he visited earlier in the year.  He was much more elevated then than we were on our walk round the lake.  You can see the path that we followed by the lake shore. The temperature had risen to a balmy nine degrees C byContinue reading “Head in the clouds”

Getting above myself

Today’s guest picture, in the absence of any up to date contributions, is a charming bridge near Buttermere, which was crossed when he came to it in August by my brother. In spite of beautifully sunny and calm conditions, or perhaps because of the beautifully sunny and calm conditions, the temperature stayed resolutely below threeContinue reading “Getting above myself”