Treacle treat

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal while on her cycle ride this afternoon. She passed the moorland wild goats grazing among the long grass . We didn’t have any more frost last night, and we enjoyed a reasonably warm, reasonably calm day today. It was warm enough for coffee outside, and I was veryContinue reading “Treacle treat”

Up to speed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin who is on holiday in the west of our region. He enjoyed the sight of the Bladnoch Distillery, and the aromas too. This is the most southerly of Scotland’s many distilleries. We had the hedgehog camera out over night, and when Mrs Tootlepdal brought it in, weContinue reading “Up to speed”

Breaking the barrier

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who spotted the navy sailing up the Forth yesterday. Another frost free night here was followed by a dry morning with a reasonable, but not jacket shedding temperature. As we had things to do in the afternoon, I went off for a fairly early cycle ride. BecauseContinue reading “Breaking the barrier”

Delayed gratification

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. Injury is keeping him off his bike at the moment, but he still managed to get out and enjoy this nice waterfall at Ynysarwed. We had another warm night here, followed by another warm day, and this time there was no rain to spoil the morning.Continue reading “Delayed gratification”

Return of the pesky peckers

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She may live in a big city but she can still find lovely flowers to enjoy like this Choisya close to her home. We had another warm night and another warm day here, and another set of rain showers to go with it. The garden and theContinue reading “Return of the pesky peckers”

Warmer

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Like my sister Susan, she visited Kenwood House recently. She chose this wonderful copper beech as her subject for photography. After a comparatively warm night, we had a warm day. It wasn’t very warm, just about average for the time of year, but it shows how coldContinue reading “Warmer”

An adventure

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a really lovely patch of bluebells on his walk today. We had anther chilly night here which only just stayed above freezing, and it stayed pretty cold in the morning. The forecast suggested changeable weather all day but offered a dry spell after breakfast forContinue reading “An adventure”

Running scared

Today’s guest picture is the third and last of the inviting gates and doors that Venetia discovered when she visited that garden at Whatcombe in Somerset. Once again we had a frosty night here (min 25.5 °F ), and once again we had a chilly morning. It was dry though, and the wind was briskContinue reading “Running scared”

A sign of the times

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. It shows another of the garden doors that she met on her visit to the NGS garden at Whatcombe. Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that we had another sub zero night followed by a very cold morning. The cold night hadn’t discouraged the hedgehog and ourContinue reading “A sign of the times”

Less rain, more wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was pleased to find that recent rain had refreshed the Markeaton Brook in Derby. He tells me that although it looks very bucolic, it is actually running through the heart of the city We had a miserably cold start to the day, with a cruel northerlyContinue reading “Less rain, more wind”