A bridge too far

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend and ex-work colleague Ada. She has been on Tenerife and sent me this atmospheric picture of the Tiede Volcanic National Park there. We had another day here that was better than we might have expected from the forecast of a few days ago, generally cloudy and quite breezy,Continue reading “A bridge too far”

Another autumnal walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows a loaf of bread which he baked in his air fryer today. It is a versatile machine. We had another very grey day here today, but once again with mild temperatures for the time of year. We found plenty to do in the way ofContinue reading “Another autumnal walk”

Occasionally useful

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She recently went out with a group of fungus hunters in Stockhill Woods near Wells. We had a much better day here than yesterday, dry all day and with a very occasional glimpse of the sun. We have got visitors coming to stay with us forContinue reading “Occasionally useful”

Club comes up trumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s Orkney adventure. He says that they are having to cope with gales. He doesn’t say if they went swimming. After some overnight rain, we had a generally very sunny day here, although a spot or two of rain in the afternoon made hanging out the washing a bitContinue reading “Club comes up trumps”

A mystery knee

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to The Newt by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She found a fine display of Curcurbitae (gourds to you and me) dangling from a pergola. We had another cool, dry day here, with quite a bit of sunshine until it started to rain in the early evening. It wasn’tContinue reading “A mystery knee”

The treacle mine is working again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He was in Eyemouth on the east coast to attend a BGA golf competition recently, and he found time to visit the harbour. Dropscone also found time today to make some treacle scones to bring round with him when he came for coffee this morning. His daughter has hadContinue reading “The treacle mine is working again”

Plum pecker

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She visited a Roman villa with my sister Mary recently. Or, to be more correct, they visited a very detailed reconstruction of a Roma villa in the grounds of The Newt in Somerset. We had a warm and mostly cloudy day here, but it stayed dry.Continue reading “Plum pecker”

Moor and garden

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He doesn’t just look at the sunrise when he is out. He sees seals beside the sea as well. We had a fine, warm and calm day here today, with the bonus of a sunny afternoon. I managed to fit in a bit ofContinue reading “Moor and garden”

Up and down and round and round

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He was up so early yesterday morning that he beat the sun to it. There was no sign of sun here this morning, and it was another grey day as we drove up to Cronksbank to help out at the Tarras Valley Nature ReserveContinue reading “Up and down and round and round”

Push back

Today’s guest picture is a lovely view over the lake at Melbourne in Derbyshire taken by my brother Andrew. He tells us that he was visiting the big house there as the owner is currently on holiday in Scotland and has allowed the hoi polloi to have a nose round while he is away. WeContinue reading “Push back”