Getting the wind up

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is on an elephant hunt in Sheffield. We had another lovely day today, with wall to wall sunshine accompanied by gentle temperatures ideal for those who don’t do too well in the heat.  The only fly in the ointment was a brisk and bullying wind  whichContinue reading “Getting the wind up”

Getting about

Today’s guest picture comes from Fiona, my Newcastle correspondent.  She is on a family meander around the Highlands and sent me this picture of the village of Penman where they are staying.  The village will be familiar to anyone who has seen the film ‘Local Hero’. The forecast was quite right and we had aContinue reading “Getting about”

Here comes the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was at an event at Netherby hall when he spotted a horse which looked as though it could do with a square meal. We were promised sun today and we got sun today.  It was most welcome. A perfectly white poppy had appeared to greet theContinue reading “Here comes the sun”

The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)

Today’s guest picture is another of my sister Mary’s studies of the lakes and ponds of London’s parks.  This one is the small lake in Parliament Hill Fields We woke to the coldest morning of the autumn so far at a meagre 4 degrees C and to find the town well covered in mist.  ItContinue reading “The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)”

Nothing but blue skies

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my neighbour Gavin and shows the harbour at Crail on the east coast where he is on holiday.  We have booked a holiday cottage nearby for next April and I can guarantee that the weather won’t be this nice then. It was a day of perfect autumnContinue reading “Nothing but blue skies”

On the go

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows a rather strange extra rock under the tree in her garden. Our run of really good weather continued today, although the temperatures are definitely getting chilly in the morning. I was pleased to wake up at a reasonable time as I had set myContinue reading “On the go”