Service not included

Guess whose birthday it was today.  Guest picture courtesy of her mother Clare. Finding things to do in the lockdown is tricky.  Mrs Tootlepedal decided to put a stone edge on one of her garden paths today. I had a couple of important things on my to do list today, take the Zoe to CarlisleContinue reading “Service not included”

Kind of blue, but not very

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She got as far as Parliament Fields on her walk today and came across this rather odd tree stump. One of the down sides of having too much time on my hands at the moment is that I tend to end up taking far too many photographsContinue reading “Kind of blue, but not very”

A delightful surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my brother’s permitted walks.  He tells me that the bluebells were much more exciting in real life than they are in the picture, but that is always the case as any photographer will tell you.  That is why photo editing programs sell so well.  I think the bluebellsContinue reading “A delightful surprise”

Chipping in

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who is on a break in Northumberland, where he took this picture of a bridge over the River Breamish. It was a grey and faintly drizzly day here today so it was good to have a spot of indoor brightness supplied by the  charming flowers that SueContinue reading “Chipping in”

Just a song at twilight

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who like Dr Foster went to Gloucester but, unlike him,  found that the weather was fine.  She enjoyed a singing day in this lovely building. Our fine weather continued and with the breeze still coming from the south, we had an even warmer day than yesterday. Continue reading “Just a song at twilight”

Gorgeous

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and scores high points as it has two of my favourite things in it, a canal and a bridge.  It is at Butterley. It was a beautiful day with a hint of genuine warmth about it but still with enough bite in the light wind to keepContinue reading “Gorgeous”

A walk and some chips

Today’s guest picture shows a fine display of wisteria spotted by my sister Susan on her way to catch a bus. We had a frosty morning here, followed by a fine but chilly day with a brisk  and biting north wind.  If you were out of the wind, everything in the garden was lovely andContinue reading “A walk and some chips”

Going wild

Today’s guest picture shows a feature of the Sheffield Peace Gardens. They were seen by Bruce on a recent stay in the city. Today started very oddly when I woke up realising that I had just had a good night’s sleep.  This was so unusual that it took me until Dropscone arrived with Friday treacle sconesContinue reading “Going wild”

A garden visit

Today’s guest picture shows one of our son Tony’s dogs enjoying the sunshine on the East Wemyss Riviera.  It’s lip-smackingly good there. Our spell of dry and sunny weather started its drift to normality today as the temperature dropped a degree or two and the sun became rather shy as the day went on, butContinue reading “A garden visit”

A step too far

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz, who recently visited the Eden Project in Cornwall and came across this giant insect. We had another lovely day here and the flowers were looking very cheerful as a result, whether hanging over the edge of the dam… ..or popping up in a flower bed. New tulipsContinue reading “A step too far”