Surprisingly cheerful

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She went for a walk this morning, hoping to get thoroughly soaked by a welcome shower of rain. Sadly, she was disappointed, but she took a fine picture of the canal lock in action while she was out. I start today’s post with a picture from yesterday.Continue reading “Surprisingly cheerful”

Digging the dirt

Today’s guest picture of a fine hydrangea in a pot in her garden comes from our neighbour Liz. We finally got a day that was not hot and sunny here today. It was still pleasantly warm, but it was cloudy and relatively cool in the garden. It had even rained a bit over night. IContinue reading “Digging the dirt”

Settling back down

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He wishes to point out that his local park has adopted a no-mow policy too. As this combines ecological correctness with money saving, I expect that quite a lot of other local councils will be doing this. We had another very hot day here, but there wereContinue reading “Settling back down”

A fond farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He visited the standing stones at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis, and wants us to know that the sun wasn’t shining everywhere in Britain yesterday. The sun certainly was shining here again today, and once again, we felt it sensible to take in the outdoors inContinue reading “A fond farewell”

Going green

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy. He tried growing a wild flower bed beside his house this year, and he is very pleased with the result. We had another very hot day here, and the flowers are tending to get a bit tired . . . . . . as are the blackbirds. Once againContinue reading “Going green”

A riverside outing

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was swanning around today. It seems to be getting a little hotter every day at the moment, and for a brief moment this afternoon, we touched 85°F (which is just under 30°C) according to our local weather station. This led to some rationing of how muchContinue reading “A riverside outing”

Growing

Today’s guest picture is another fine dawn dog shot from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony gets up very early every working day. If I had got up early, I would have found a misty morning here, but the mist had cleared and it was another sunny day by the time that I emerged. MrsContinue reading “Growing”

Shooting the breeze

Today’s guest picture is another from Irving Bell. He tells me that he often sees this fox, but never when he has a zoom lens to hand. We had another lovely sunny day today, and though it seems to be rude to complain about it, it got almost too hot in the sun as theContinue reading “Shooting the breeze”

Our visitors arrive

Today’s guest picture is a composite of flower pictures taken in our garden by our granddaughter Matilda. She has brought her parents to stay with us for a few days. She took a lot of pictures and these were her favourites. She has a steady hand and a good eye. We had a cool greyContinue reading “Our visitors arrive”

An upbeat ending

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Although London is suffering from a severe lack of rain, she found this delightfully watery scene in an otherwise dried up Hyde Park yesterday. Our run of coolish weather continued here today, but it was dry and occasionally sunny. I rather frittered away the morning, though IContinue reading “An upbeat ending”