Dennis comes before Dennis

The guest picture of the day comes from Dropscone’s pre-Brexit visit to Amsterdam.  He felt that I didn’t have enough pigeons on my recent blogs. We are awaiting the arrival of storm Dennis.  In the meantime, Dropscone came for coffee this morning.  Local readers will be well aware that Dropscone’s Sunday name is also Dennis,Continue reading “Dennis comes before Dennis”

Cool walking

Today’s guest picture shows a real trouper from Manitoba.  Lucie sent the picture to me and tells me that on the day that she took it,  Manitoba was at -8c, and the little pansy was still going strong despite having been covered in four inches of snow and suffering several below freezing days We had anotherContinue reading “Cool walking”

The name’s the same

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  A friend, a fellow allotmenteer, brought her round some dahlias from Annie’s plot.  They are doing a lot better than ours are. We had another unsettled and unsettling day.  It is difficult to have a plan of action when the weather (and the forecast) is so changeable.Continue reading “The name’s the same”

Cold comfort

Today’s guest picture comes from Irving, who sent me this fine shot of the bottom of Bealach-na ba on the way to Applecross, one of the most spectacular roads in Scotland. We had another day of frozen sunshine here, with temperatures at zero or below all day.  However, with stories of snow and slush inContinue reading “Cold comfort”

Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture comes from Nottingham where my brother Andrew discovered another bridge which may be a little past its use-by date. I had a very quiet day today.  If I had had my fairly speedy bike to hand, I would probably  have made better use of some good weather but as the bike wasContinue reading “Life in the slow lane”

Waiting for Godot or The Gasman Cometh

Today’s guest picture come from Mike Tinker.  Knowing my fondness for taking photos of pheasants, he sent me this picture to remind me of how they start out. The planning for the day revolved around someone being at home to greet the gas man when he arrived to give our boiler its annual service.  SinceContinue reading “Waiting for Godot or The Gasman Cometh”

A ray of metaphorical sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Alistair and shows what Attila the Gardener can do when she visits her granddaughter with a pair of shears in her handbag. We had another grey and generally rainy morning today and I was happy to stay inside and prepare a lamb stew for the slow cooker whileContinue reading “A ray of metaphorical sunshine”

Late night posting

Today’s guest picture was taken by Santa Claus.  She is visiting us at the moment and brought our Christmas presents up with her.  She was so anxious to see our faces when we opened them, that we were given special dispensation to tear off the paper 25 days early.  She wasn’t disappointed with our reaction.Continue reading “Late night posting”

Unreliable

Today’s guest picture is from September.   I needed a drop of sunshine to cheer me up so I have picked one from my sister Mary’s portfolio.  It comes from a visit to Budleigh Salterton Once again, the drumming of raindrops on the roof was the accompaniment to our breakfast but as the forecast wasContinue reading “Unreliable”

A pedal and a tootle!

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony and shows the welcoming committee gathering as they hear him coming home. Although the temperature had risen considerably when we got up this morning, the weather had not improved in any other respect and it was wet and windy and grey and horrible. To my amazement, thereContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle!”