A ride of four halves

Today’s guest picture comes from another visit to Regents Park by my sister Mary. She would like to be playing tennis there, but that is not possible yet so she enjoys the flowers instead. We had another unpromising morning and light drizzle put paid to a garden coffee meeting. Luckily a rather annoying crossword keptContinue reading “A ride of four halves”

Reasonably quick cycling, very slow computing

Today’s guest picture comes from camera club member Peter who not only helped with serving the cream teas at Waterbeck yesterday but also kindly sent me this picture from our camera club trip  to Beamish last week. The forecast seems to be pretty certain that it will rain all day tomorrow so I was veryContinue reading “Reasonably quick cycling, very slow computing”

Scones and songs

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  It shows the Hood Monument at Compton Dundon.  She tells me that Admiral Samuel Hood (1724-1816) was the son of the local vicar who took in a navy captain when his carriage broke down. Young Samuel (and his younger brother Alexander) were so taken by theContinue reading “Scones and songs”

Roundabout

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s Welsh trip.  Having left Chester and climbed Snowdon, he came to rest on Anglesey where he met the sea…and my sister Mary. Our spell of dry weather continued but once again with an east wind to make sure that we didn’t forget that it is still earlyContinue reading “Roundabout”

Bedding in

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s expedition to Wales.  Having left Chester, he headed for Anglesey but found Snowdon in his way….so he walked up it. I wasn’t very happy with the colour that my pocket camera found in the lithodora’s blue flower or in the mystic Van Eijk pink tulips so I tookContinue reading “Bedding in”

A spring in the step

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He has gone to Wales for a jaunt and on his way, he stopped at the ancient city of Chester. I started the day by selling some postcards to the paper shop to help Archive Group funds and then visited the data miners in the new ArchiveContinue reading “A spring in the step”

Sing, pedal, sing

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who had been touring the border hills country when he stopped to take this picture of the waterfall known as The Grey Mare’s Tail. It was a theoretically warm day today with the thermometer registering 10 degrees but a very chilly northerly wind made it feel muchContinue reading “Sing, pedal, sing”

Farewell to the soft fruit

Today’s guest picture finds my Somerset correspondent, Venetia on the Ovango River.  It looks like a good place to be. After yesterday’s gadding about all over the country, I planned for a quiet day at home today, starting with a cup of coffee with Sandy. There was a slight hiccup in the proposed placidity whenContinue reading “Farewell to the soft fruit”

The calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is the last from Venetia’s trip to Madeira and shows a local flower.  It is an echium known as ‘The Pride of Madeira’.  As you can see, it is popular with the locals. The forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning is pretty gloomy with strong winds and rain predicted.  As I writeContinue reading “The calm before the storm”

Heart of Oak*

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba who has been visiting Denmark and was impressed by this ratty mural in Copenhagen. We had rather ratty weather  here today, grey and occasionally drizzly but it was warmish and the cold winds had dropped so we made the best of it.  Fortunately, yesterday’s sore ribContinue reading “Heart of Oak*”

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