Season of mists (and rain)

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She likes to visit the pond in Regents Park on her way to tennis. It is noticeable that the gardeners allow/encourage more “wildness” round the pond edges these days. There was not much to be said for the greater part of the daylight hours today as itContinue reading “Season of mists (and rain)”

Visitors

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is on his travels again and visited Lincoln recently. We had a warm and pleasant day here today, with only a brief flurry of rain to make us nervous. We were expecting visitors so while Mrs Tootlepedal baked a cake, I swept the paths in theContinue reading “Visitors”

Two choirs and three bridges

Today’s guest picture comes from my files. Looking back, I don’t think that I have used this fine slightly surreal shot taken by my brother Andrew. (If I have, it deserves another outing anyway.) It was rainy when we got up, and the prospects did not look good. However, it stopped raining as soon asContinue reading “Two choirs and three bridges”

A riverside outing

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was swanning around today. It seems to be getting a little hotter every day at the moment, and for a brief moment this afternoon, we touched 85°F (which is just under 30°C) according to our local weather station. This led to some rationing of how muchContinue reading “A riverside outing”

Wrecked by a siren call

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She passed this striking passion flower in a front garden on her walk today. Reliable information tells me that there was a brilliantly sunny dawn here today, but by the time that I got up, it was grey and cloudy. After breakfast and the crossword, I walkedContinue reading “Wrecked by a siren call”

Party time

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend and neighbour Gavin. He was on North Uist today and was impressed by the amount of work two crofters had put in to provide their only source of heat for the coming year. We had a generally sunny but very windy day here, with some gusts making usContinue reading “Party time”

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He is on holiday in the Lake District and had a splendid day today for enjoying views of the Kentmere Fells. My plan for the day, which involved enjoying wall to wall sunshine, coffee with Sandy and a mid length cycle ride, was an excellent planContinue reading “A bit of this and a bit of that”

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”