An unexpected opportunity

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows that they have autumn colour in London too. We woke to sub zero temperatures (-2°C) but some cheerful sunshine made up for the cold. I had a look at the birds after breakfast . . . . . . and then went for a shortContinue reading “An unexpected opportunity”

Welcome home

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Porthleven in Cornwall. It was a day which started with low cloud and rain . . . . . . and ended with sunshine and the return of Mrs Tootlepedal. In between, Dropscone came round for coffee bearing first rate scones (and leaving with runner beans),Continue reading “Welcome home”

Thoroughly alarmed

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He met two new friends on his walk yesterday. In contravention of my unwritten rule to use only pictures taken on the day of a post, I am starting today with a picture I took yesterday when we were on our way to visit Mike and Anne.Continue reading “Thoroughly alarmed”

A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. It shows a delightful vegetated shingle beach where she took a seaside walk today. We had another day with rain and thunder in the forecast, but happily, there was no sign of either as we cycled off to sing in the church choir in the morning. InContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

The end of the road

Today’s guest picture comes from a couple of weeks ago and shows a rather slanted view. The sunshine will give you a clue that it was taken in East Wemyss by our son Tony. It was cooler than yesterday here, but it was fine again and the wind was nippy but fairly gentle. We spentContinue reading “The end of the road”

Going quietly crackers

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this peaceful scene on his way into Derby city centre recently. We had another chilly, occasionally windy and mostly sun free day today here. It didn’t inspire me with any wish to dash outside and take exercise, so I stayed in and watched the birdsContinue reading “Going quietly crackers”

Plan biscuit again

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. It has been snowing hard there today. He has a good supply of croissants to hand though, so he isn’t worried about being snowed in. We had several degrees of frost here, but no snow. It was theoretically a pleasant sunny day, but when IContinue reading “Plan biscuit again”

More free miles

Today’s guest picture comes from David, a Langholm exile in New Zealand who is the son of our friend Mike Tinker. David took advantage of a beautiful summer day to walk up Mount Vernon and look back down on Blenheim where he lives. Back in frozen Langholm, I didn’t get the opportunity to cycle toContinue reading “More free miles”

A missed mist opportunity

It was a ‘mist in the valley’ morning here and I should have been up on the hill. Others were more active and for today’s guest picture, keen hill walker Tessa sent me this fine Brocken Spectre which she met in the mist today. You can see why some people might have religious visions. WhenContinue reading “A missed mist opportunity”

Delayed gratification

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He noticed this strange stuff on a recent walk with Mike Tinker who identified it as white jelly fungus. The delayed gratification of the title of today’s post is a misuse of the phrase. What was gratifying was that forecast rain was considerably delayed and this allowedContinue reading “Delayed gratification”