Cutting it fine

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair, and shows just the sort of delicious meal that we would be enjoying if we were allowed to go to Edinburgh to visit Matilda. We are missing Matilda but we are missing Al’s cooking too. We had a dry but windy day today, windy and chilly enoughContinue reading “Cutting it fine”

A ride, a walk and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  Her hostas have been frozen but still offer some golden colour to brighten up her garden. It was another mercifully dry day here, but it was grey and chilly with the temperature well in single figures at breakfast. I was in no hurry to get upContinue reading “A ride, a walk and a song”

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”

April weather

There may be serious concern about the lack of insects in general but today’s guest picture from Venetia shows that there is no shortage of them just now in Somerset. We had a typical April day here today, breezy, cool and occasionally rainy but it was just warm enough to allow for gardening and theContinue reading “April weather”

A welcome forecasting error

Today’s guest picture shows a very nice bridge that my sister Mary met in the Lake District last week.  You can see Lancrigg Hotel in the background.  She tells me that Wordsworth used to sit and write poetry there. After our brief burst of unseasonably warm and sunny weather, we were promised a day of continualContinue reading “A welcome forecasting error”

Dashed

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker’s visit to the botanical gardens in Singapore in the spring, when he was on his way back from New Zealand.  You may think that it is a laburnum walk but in fact, all the flowers are orchids. The weather gods were afraid that we might get a bitContinue reading “Dashed”

Keeping out of the wind

Today’s guest picture is a very nice clematis in Manitoba sent to me from across the pond by Mary Jo.  She tells me that they are expecting snow.  It has not been a good spring here or there. We had another fine day today but with a strong and chilly wind still very much inContinue reading “Keeping out of the wind”