Clouded vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She wanted a socially distanced walk away from crowds earlier in the week, and was surprised to find she could have one along the canal at the Camden locks. In a normal year, this popular spot would be heaving with passers by. We had a quiet, dryContinue reading “Clouded vision”

Several unexpected appearances

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s walk at Ashbourne.  When he had crossed that narrow bridge featured as guest picture a couple of days ago, he found that an earlier landowner had dammed the little river and produced a big lake. We had a surprise today when we woke up.  We foundContinue reading “Several unexpected appearances”

Two surprises; one bad, one good

Today’s guest picture of helmet hair was sent to me by my Maine correspondent.  She had been for a 13 mile cycle ride and tells me that she, Laurie is in the picture  with her husband Clif . They live in Winthrop, Maine, and that picture was taken at Norcross Point, which is by MaranacookContinue reading “Two surprises; one bad, one good”

The return of the mist

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia,  who is visiting my sister Mary in London.  She was as surprised to see this rhododendron on Mary’s garden as I was to get her photo of it.  They must really be ahead of the game down there. You couldn’t see much atContinue reading “The return of the mist”

Two good visits

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Greenwich.   You get a  good view of the London money grubbing machine behind the palace from the park there. We had another calm, dry day and it was well above freezing so I had a choice of going for a morning pedal or goingContinue reading “Two good visits”

It’s an ill wind.

Today’s guest picture shows Scott ready to ride at St Bees yesterday.  It was taken by Dropscone.  You can tell it was before the ride as he is still smiling. It was a miserable, wet and windy morning and it emphasised how lucky we were to get one of the rare recent sunny days forContinue reading “It’s an ill wind.”

I didn’t mean to do it.

Today’s frightening guest picture comes from a visit to the gardens at Alnwick by my Newcastle correspondent.  What lies behind the gate?  We can only wonder. Feral primroses perhaps? We had another fairly chilly, grey day today but at least the wind had dropped so as soon as I could manage after breakfast, I gotContinue reading “I didn’t mean to do it.”

Treacle Sunday

This should have been an interesting post but WordPress seems to have eaten it instead of publishing it and it is too late for me to write it all again. I am going to try just to put the pictures in.  Dropscone has a new bike, we went for a nice pedal.  Sandy arrived andContinue reading “Treacle Sunday”