A quiet day

Today’s guest pictures come from our sons. Tony produced the sweet corn and Alistair was responsible for the carrot. It is good to see them taking after their mother. We had a slightly circumscribed day today as Mrs Tootlepedal wasn’t quite at her peak and needed a visit to the doctor and a day inContinue reading “A quiet day”

Hard work

Today’s guest picture shows a smart locomotive seen by Dropscone, who is visiting friends on the continent. After two sunny days, it was too much to hope for another one and we duly got a dull, occasionally drizzly but still very warm day for the time of year. After wasting two good mowing days byContinue reading “Hard work”

We have some rain to spare if anyone wants it

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my daughter Annie.  It is a puzzle picture to see if you can work out what film festival she is currently working at.  (She was in Venice last week.) We have had a few drizzly and gloomy days recently but today was a change.  Far from drizzling,Continue reading “We have some rain to spare if anyone wants it”

A visit to Annan

Today’s guest picture of a magnolia in bloom, taken in NZ where my brother has just been skiing, shows that spring is round the corner there at the same time.  This was sent to me by Jennie, who lives in the north of the South Island. We are headed in the opposite direction meteorologically fromContinue reading “A visit to Annan”

The return of summer

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Newcastle correspondent and shows her daughter Hannah with a square blue tit nest from their square blue tit nest box.  Earlier in the year some square blue tits had nested in it. It was a warm and pleasant day with light winds and no threat ofContinue reading “The return of summer”