A round and about

Today’s guest picture comes from another of Venetia’s visit to fine local gardens. She returned to the country estate called The Newt and found a newt. We had a fine day here and I was up comparatively early to enjoy it, as I had arranged to play nine holes of golf after breakfast with Dropscone.Continue reading “A round and about”

Tart(e)ing up

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows a resident of a well established property on the coast at East Wemyss. Our spell of excellent summer weather continued here today, a fraction cooler to give us more comfort, but still mostly sunny. We are expecting an important visitor later in the month soContinue reading “Tart(e)ing up”

Sitting around all day again

Today’s guest picture comes from Tony in East Wemyss and shows that he has been putting all that sunshine to good use in his vegetable garden. We had a perfect summer day here today. The wind was light, the sky was blue and temperatures were warm but tolerable. In the morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was busyContinue reading “Sitting around all day again”

Not the usual musical evening

Today’s guest picture is another of Paul’s Lake District studies. It shows a relatively new bridge over the River Derwent. The forecast said it would be raining here when we woke up, and the forecast was quite right. After two days without rain, it was a bit sad to be back in what has beenContinue reading “Not the usual musical evening”

Blown off course again

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie and shows a fig from her garden. We had a day without rain today and very welcome it was too. Sandy came down to join us for coffee, and thanks to the very strong wind, we had a morning coffee meeting inside, the first time since theContinue reading “Blown off course again”

A late reprieve

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Regents Park on a day when, judging by the deckchairs, the wind didn’t know which way it was blowing. Here, the rain gauge said it all. It has been raining a lot lately and it rained all night and most of the day today. WeContinue reading “A late reprieve”

A non standard day

Today’s guest picture comes from Natasha, the daughter of our son Tony’s partner Marianne. Natasha was looking across the Forth at Newhaven Harbour on the Edinburgh shore. It was just as sunny today on her side as it always seems to be on Tony’s side. We had a better day today than our recent coolContinue reading “A non standard day”

Tyred and emotional

Today’s guest picture comes from sunny East Wemyss and shows just some the lovely results of Tony and Marianne’s work in their garden. We had another dull morning here, but it was dry and possibly even slightly warmer than it has been. I still put on my outdoor jacket when I went to have coffeeContinue reading “Tyred and emotional”

Mysterious things

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbours Libbie and Irving. It shows their view of the rambler rose on the fence between us. Irving says he modestly takes the credit when visitors compliment him on his lovely rose. There was rain during the night and the soil in the garden seemed very wet when weContinue reading “Mysterious things”

A weather lesson

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Richard, a distinguished former member of our Carlisle choir tenor section. He noticed two poplar hawk moths doing what they can to ensure the continuation of the species. We had a less confusing day today here as far as the weather went. It kept dry all day, thoughContinue reading “A weather lesson”