Winding down today

Today’s guest picture comes from East Wemyss, the sunshine capital of the world, where our son Tony was out and about early enough to catch the sunrise yesterday. We had another fine day here today, but the northerly wind was a bit stronger so naturally, it felt a bit cooler. Between the wind, slightly tiredContinue reading “Winding down today”

Betrayed by indolence (and the weather forecast)

Today’s fine guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She was luckier than us and was able to enjoy the eclipse of the moon last night.  We were clouded over. Although I had promised myself a bike ride in the morning before forecast rain arrived, I was not at my perkiest when I staggeredContinue reading “Betrayed by indolence (and the weather forecast)”

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”

Putting my foot in it

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He came across this wonderful cave on one of his walks.  Thor’s Cave (also known as Thor’s House Cavern and Thyrsis’s Cave) is a natural cavern located at in the Manifold Valley of the White Peak in Staffordshire, I got up quite early for me but an early bird had got up even earlier. A partridge was outContinue reading “Putting my foot in it”

Short day, short ride

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba where they really know how to have a winter.  Her picture shows her cat contemplating the hard life that a rabbit has when it has to scratch up the snow in order to find a blade or two of grass. Although we have still got twoContinue reading “Short day, short ride”

More summer weather

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce.  As the rain poured down today, it was good to be reminded of our sunny Common Riding which this enthusiast observed from beside the Castleholm. It rained so heavily during the night that it woke us both up.  Luckily it didn’t rain that heavilyContinue reading “More summer weather”

Lounging around

Today’s guest picture comes from my eldest sister Susan, an inveterate traveller, who has just come back from Italy.  She saw this handsome church door in Ortesi in the Dolomites. Like King Lear, I was going to do such things today but also like the King, I didn’t know what they were so in theContinue reading “Lounging around”

Tired but happy

Today’s guest picture comes from Tom in South Africa.  He thought that we might need a touch of snow to cool us down. I have had a long day and I am pretty tired so although I am back at my computer, this post will be another brief one as I need an early night.Continue reading “Tired but happy”

One in the eye for me

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to the Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park last week. Our welcome spell of dry and often sunny weather continued today, although once again it came with enough added wind to make my morning pedal down to Canonbie and back quite hard work on the returnContinue reading “One in the eye for me”

Sunny afternoon

Today’s guest picture shows a very fine bridge over the River Ouse near which my brother Andrew had a cup of coffee recently. We were blessed with another day of unrelenting sunshine but, in the morning at least, it came with a bearable temperature and very light winds so when I went out on myContinue reading “Sunny afternoon”