Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s visit to the low countries.  She found herself on a very straight section of an Amsterdam canal where one can see seven bridges in a row….if one has very good eyesight. It was a still and misty morning when we got up, and when I went to put theContinue reading “Getting the picture”

Not more butterflies! I am afraid so.

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz.  She went for a walk in the woods today and got a big surprise.  The wood carver has been at work again. We had another lovely day today, but in spite of the sunshine it was still a bit autumnal as far as the temperature went.  IContinue reading “Not more butterflies! I am afraid so.”

Feeling the heat

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who visited the very impressive flight of locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon canal. We had another fine and sunny day today, with the temperatures well up into the mid twenties (80F) so it was quite pleasant to go into the cool of the church toContinue reading “Feeling the heat”

The key to success

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He gets up very early to walk his dogs before going to work and thus can take pictures like this with his phone. We had yet another day of intermittent showers, some very heavy and almost all quite short.  The shortest lasted about a minute but wasContinue reading “The key to success”

In the garden

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was taking some refreshment in Russell Square when she noticed that she was being watched. We had a day of almost uninterrupted sunshine and light winds, ideal for pottering about the garden so this is what I did.  I thought of going for a bike rideContinue reading “In the garden”

A bit of a come down

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows a rather desolate city beach in Derby.  He tells me that it was fully booked and occupied in the sunshine a couple of days ago. There wouldn’t have been much demand for deck chairs in Langholm either today as it was just as wet andContinue reading “A bit of a come down”

Betrayed by indolence (and the weather forecast)

Today’s fine guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She was luckier than us and was able to enjoy the eclipse of the moon last night.  We were clouded over. Although I had promised myself a bike ride in the morning before forecast rain arrived, I was not at my perkiest when I staggeredContinue reading “Betrayed by indolence (and the weather forecast)”

Laid back

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my brother Andrew’s recent walks.  He was rather surprised to find a woolly mammoth looking at him over a wall. I had a day of mostly sitting down today although I did get about enough to mow the front lawn and do some deadheading. We started off withContinue reading “Laid back”

Scones, scuttling around and singing

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s walk round the Wemyss Estate.  As well as a parakeet in a tree, he came across a curious deer which was looking a bit lost. We were visited by storm Diana today.  I must say that the practice of giving passing weather fronts a name isContinue reading “Scones, scuttling around and singing”

Missing a move

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He took a suitably black and white shot of his black and white dogs. In theory today was very much the same temperature as yesterday but in practice it felt much colder because of a rawness in the air and as a result I was quiteContinue reading “Missing a move”