Remembering a recipe

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He found this fine toadstool on the golf course while he was playing recently. The brisker winds forecast for today did not make an appearance, and it was cool, grey but calm and dry when I went for a walk round the garden in the morning. I looked forContinue reading “Remembering a recipe”

Coup de grâce

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It was taken on his recent visit to Langholm and shows an old chap with too much time on his hands tearing up a cardboard packet to go into the compost. We had a second fine, dry, warm day here, and very welcome it was too afterContinue reading “Coup de grâce”

Berry picking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He got his neighbour, who has a better camera than him, to take this picture of three barn owls chicks getting ready to take their first flight. I am grateful to them both. We had another grey morning here, but it stayed dry and the weatherContinue reading “Berry picking”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture is another from Paul’s Lake District stay. He found an interesting addition to a tree and an explanation. We had another mostly grey, occasionally sunny, and always windy day here, although it seemed a little bit warmer when we got up. All the same, we had coffee (and treacle scones) indoors whenContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

Blue Sunday

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She likes to take advantage of the National Gardens Scheme and found this inviting door while visiting Whatcombe, a ¾-acre mature Edwardian garden with colour-themed, informally planted herbaceous borders, in Winscombe in her home county. We had another chilly morning, and when the sun wasn’t outContinue reading “Blue Sunday”

Tunnel vision

Today’s guest picture comes from Tom, the Langholm exile in South Africa. He was up today for his morning walk while the moon was still high in the sky. We got up to find that very annoyingly it had been below zero again overnight. We are beginning to question whether it will ever get warmContinue reading “Tunnel vision”

Going forward with the back

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who recently had the opportunity to visit the wonderfully landscaped grounds at Stourhead. We had another dry day here today, but mostly cloudy. With the wind coming from the north, it felt quite chilly when we were in the garden. We were in the garden forContinue reading “Going forward with the back”

The last day of summer?

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin who is on holiday in the west of the region. He rightly thought this old church in the middle of a field near Isle of Whithorn might interest me. It was established in the early 12th century by Fergus, Lord of Galloway. It is Cruggleton Church andContinue reading “The last day of summer?”

Winding up again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He spotted a splendidly rickety bridge on trip up the Megdale valley. I think that I might use the one in the background to cross the stream. Our spell of dry weather continued and I could find no trace of rain in the rain gauge for theContinue reading “Winding up again”

A bit of a buzz

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my brother’s walks in his local area. The farmer has had to work round and old water tower to get his field planted. There was a lot of noise in the garden this morning although as far as the weather went it was sunny and peaceful day. TheseContinue reading “A bit of a buzz”