Practice makes nearly perfect

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who spotted this.  She tells me that she had not touched a drop. We had a sunny day from dawn until dusk and the garden was once again filled with butterflies… …but I let them get on in peace today and when I wasn’t having coffee andContinue reading “Practice makes nearly perfect”

Net gain

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba who is not in Manitoba at all at the moment.  She is in London and visited Kew Gardens where she took this picture.  You might think that as it was taken in a famous garden it shows a wonderful plant but in fact it is anContinue reading “Net gain”

Trying my best

Today’s guest picture come from Venetia’s trip to Toulouse a couple of weeks ago.  She came across this very cheerful lady with a rather macabre exhibit in a local flea market there. Our spell of remarkably fine weather continued with temperatures so far above the seasonal average that we were quite pleased to find themContinue reading “Trying my best”

Quincentenary

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter’s working trip to Venice.  After the storm had passed, she got a better view out of her office window. We woke to a brilliantly sunny morning and I got up into my cycle clothes, ready for a pedal in the sun.  A look at the thermometer, whichContinue reading “Quincentenary”

Over the hill

The guest picture of the day was sent to me by my older son, Tony.  He was much impressed by this robot lawn mower mowing a public space in Edinburgh.  I was too so although it is not the sharpest photo, I have used it. We had another day of incessant sunshine and I wasContinue reading “Over the hill”

A stitch in time

Today’s guest picture is something Dropscone saw in the moat when he was visiting Hever Castle  last week.  He is pretty sure that it is a bird. It was a miserable soggy, grey and windy day in the morning and I wisely found things to do indoors.  With seven songs to have off by heartContinue reading “A stitch in time”

A sonata sort of day

Today’s guest picture shows Queen Mary’s garden in Regents Park in London.  My sister Mary was passing through last week. My day was divided into three movements, Adagio, Moderato and Lento. The morning was very adagio indeed and the casual observer might have had quite a lot of difficulty in telling whether I was asleepContinue reading “A sonata sort of day”

Song cycle

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to the Belper River Gardens.  He was looking across the river which had been widened to make a boating pond. It was the day of the Choir of the Year audition for our Carlisle community choir at the Sage in Gateshead, just across the river TyneContinue reading “Song cycle”

Unexpected interruptions

The guest picture of the day comes from Sandra who has a feeder outside the window of her house which sits up on the hill overlooking the town.  It is not the sharpest picture in the world, as I suspect that Sandra took it on her tablet through the window but how often do youContinue reading “Unexpected interruptions”

Troubled by the wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent and shows her daughter Hannah taking part in the Newcastle Vamos festival celebrating Latino music.  What fun. The wind was all that was forecast today (40-50mph) and sometimes it felt as though it was even stronger than that and we had worries about trees in the gardenContinue reading “Troubled by the wind”