Finding my way

Today’s guest picture was kindly sent to me by Laurie Graves, author and blogger, and proud resident of the state of Maine. It shows Mr Cardinal, a red beauty who comes to her yard. She tells me that he is very territorial and does not allow any other males to come into the yard. OnContinue reading “Finding my way”

Two reds on a grey day

Today’s guest picture is the fourth and last from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s visit to Hestercombe Grdens near Taunton last month. We had another damp, grey and windy day here, with several quite heavy showers to keep us on our toes. I managed to find a nearly dry moment to get round to the cornerContinue reading “Two reds on a grey day”

Diverted by cows

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Although it looks peaceful enough, he tells me that the wind was blowing so strongly that he literally had to hold on to his hat as he crossed the stream. We had quite a windy day here too, and it was grey and occasionally rainy. IContinue reading “Diverted by cows”

A long cut and a short cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She walked along this avenue of blossom in Regents Park on her way to play tennis on Saturday. It was nearly 8°C by breakfast time here today, but our joy was not unconfined as it was also grey and windy with the occasional hint of rain. MrsContinue reading “A long cut and a short cut”

In the swing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. His picture looks like a big pipe but is in fact a bridge over a main road. We woke to another generally sunny day here, and this left the feeders in the shadows after breakfast. There was a decidedly cool air as I walked up to townContinue reading “In the swing”

The north wind doth blow

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She looked out of her London window this morning and saw a fox enjoying a little snooze in the sun. We had some sunshine here too today but only after a cold night and waking to find a sprinkling of snow on the lawn in the morning.Continue reading “The north wind doth blow”

Slightly flaky

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom. He sent it to me to show that the sun does not always shine in South Africa. It rains there too. It rained overnight here, but by morning it was dry and really quite chilly, though the temperature stayed above freezing. There were a few snowflakes inContinue reading “Slightly flaky”

Singing in the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from Elaine, my correspondent on the north east coast of England. It shows a very impressive life boat and mover at Seahouses, purchased with public donations. Elaine tells me that it cost £3 million. The end of our warm and sunny spell of weather is in sight, so we made sureContinue reading “Singing in the sun”

Well guided

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows some very unusual melting ice beside a gravel road. We had another warm and sunny day here, which was just as well as the main business of the day was a good walk in the hills. I had time to enjoy the play ofContinue reading “Well guided”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss, the sunshine capital of Scotland, He was up at half past six this morning to catch this glorious sunrise. We had another fine and generally sunny day here, and we are enjoying the good weather while it lasts. I started the day by shiftingContinue reading “Getting my goat”