Definitely summer

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows sea bathing at East Wemyss yesterday. We had a lovely summer day here from dawn to dusk. As a result we spent a lot of time in the garden, including having our coffee with Margaret while we were seated in the shade of the walnutContinue reading “Definitely summer”

Fresh fields

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited the British Museum today in the company of my Somerset correspondent, her old friend Venetia. We woke to a bright and breezy day today, very bright and exceedingly breezy. After breakfast, I went out to check on some camassia that Mrs Tootlepedal had told meContinue reading “Fresh fields”

A pedal, a bee and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found some chilly but very fine weather on his walk past the old mill today. We had some chilly but fine weather here too today, and it took until breakfast before the thermometer got above zero. Once started though, it kept going and I was ableContinue reading “A pedal, a bee and a song”

A drop of golden sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He visited Melbourne in Derbyshire and got a good view of a very full reservoir on a fine day. We had a warmer morning here today after our recent frosty starts, but this was because the skies were cloudy and we could not see the top ofContinue reading “A drop of golden sun”

Taking things slowly

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took a trip down to the south bank of the Thames this morning, and then nipped home again before it got too hot. It was another bright sunny day here, with temperatures set to rise to 27°C in the afternoon. I had a wild scheme inContinue reading “Taking things slowly”

Cloudy vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who found some flying birds indoors. She met these bronze choughs while having coffee at Kings Place in London. We had another cool day here, with occasional sunshine and occasional rain, very much in the style that we have become accustomed to recently. In response to aContinue reading “Cloudy vision”

Found

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She noticed this ferocious looking bird while on a walk from her home to collect her car from the garage. I am starting today’s post with a backward reference to yesterday’s post. It was entitled, “Taxing day” and alert readers must have wondered why. I wasContinue reading “Found”

Wired up

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon who noticed these interesting additions to a pylon when he was out and about near Canonbie. They are going to renew the cables. We had another beautiful day here today. As this was the first day of summer, there is a slight worry that summerContinue reading “Wired up”

A tootle and a pedal, hooray

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Langholm exile Tom.  He was looking for something to send me from his archives and found this lofty view of Worcester in the Western Cape, taken from 6000 ft up. We had a calm day before the advertised arrival late tomorrow of storm Ciara, which theContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal, hooray”

Back to front

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He recently found himself on top of Bosley Cloud, a 1125ft eminence on the Staffordshire- Cheshire border with, according to to the Visit Cheshire website, stunning views over the surrounding countryside.  It lived up to its name when my brother was there though, and there was aContinue reading “Back to front”