Flat out (and flat back)

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He was cycling through Tockholes when he passed evidence that Lancashire farmers have been making silage when the sun shone too. We had another very lovely day here, with the sun out almost all day. It was a degree or two cooler than it has beenContinue reading “Flat out (and flat back)”

A day well spent

After I failed to take a picture of a crow on a cow yesterday, today’s guest picture fills the gap. It was very kindly sent to me from South Africa by Anne of ‘Something Over Tea’. It shows a pied crow on the back of a gemsbok, taken recently by Anne in the Mountain ZebraContinue reading “A day well spent”

Modified ambition

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He found a lonely poppy. The forecasters were right and we got a summer day today. After breakfast, I went out in to the garden. My focus was on peonies. We cycled off to church in sunshine and a cheerful mood. We had an adventurousContinue reading “Modified ambition”

Sing, walk, sing , cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon, who is in Sandwich in Kent, helping with the preparations for the forthcoming Open Championship at the golf club there. He was much struck by the flint walls in the town. We had another very calm day here today, and this made an otherwise rather cool andContinue reading “Sing, walk, sing , cycle”

A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. One of his dogs is demonstrating excellent catching skills. We had a generally grey and rather chilly day for the time of year today, but the sun was shining for a while as we cycled to church to sing in the choir. The hymns, which were allContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

A song and a definite smile

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa, and shows what a garden there can do in mid winter. Our spell of excellent weather continued today, and the sun was shining as we cycled off to church to sing in the socially distanced church choir. With two sopranos, two altos, a tenorContinue reading “A song and a definite smile”

From winter to summer in a week

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair who found an upstanding goose in his local park. It has been a remarkable week here. We have gone from nearly six months of ‘coats on coffee’ with three layers and hats on, to just a t-shirt and sitting in the shade to avoid the blazing sunContinue reading “From winter to summer in a week”

A noble outing

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows a platform having a holiday at East Wemyss. After a frost free night, the morning had a familiar feeling about it involving sunshine, a crossword, compost sieving, coffee and conversation with Liz and Margaret in the garden, daffodil dead heading and wandering about taking pictures.Continue reading “A noble outing”

A song cycle day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows the pond behind his house. We had a very nice day here today, with an average temperature for the whole day up to the moment when I started writing this post of 48.5°F (9°C), topping out at 52°F (11°C). It was sunny for most ofContinue reading “A song cycle day”

Fairly dull

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He took it a day or two ago when sunny days and thick snow were on the go simultaneously in East Wemyss. Both the sunny days and the snow were noticeably absent here today… …but that didn’t mean that it was good weather in any way. ItContinue reading “Fairly dull”