A long day but not much doing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found himself standing under a bridge on the now empty Nottingham Canal. I suspect that one of his sons took the picture. It was decidedly cool this morning, and even though it was another still day, we needed a jumper on to go out in comfort.Continue reading “A long day but not much doing”

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”

Spring has finally sprung

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline, who found the sea in a very calm mood when she went down to visit it recently. The Isle of Wight may be seen in the background. We had a pretty calm day here, but it was cool again, and if the sun wasn’t out, which itContinue reading “Spring has finally sprung”

Moss mayhem

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She came across this very elegant bench on a visit to Kenwood House in London. After what is supposed to be the last of a long series of cold nights, we got another cold morning with added rain. However, as I write this in the evening, theContinue reading “Moss mayhem”

An adventure

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a really lovely patch of bluebells on his walk today. We had anther chilly night here which only just stayed above freezing, and it stayed pretty cold in the morning. The forecast suggested changeable weather all day but offered a dry spell after breakfast forContinue reading “An adventure”

Running scared

Today’s guest picture is the third and last of the inviting gates and doors that Venetia discovered when she visited that garden at Whatcombe in Somerset. Once again we had a frosty night here (min 25.5 °F ), and once again we had a chilly morning. It was dry though, and the wind was briskContinue reading “Running scared”

A sign of the times

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. It shows another of the garden doors that she met on her visit to the NGS garden at Whatcombe. Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that we had another sub zero night followed by a very cold morning. The cold night hadn’t discouraged the hedgehog and ourContinue reading “A sign of the times”

Less rain, more wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was pleased to find that recent rain had refreshed the Markeaton Brook in Derby. He tells me that although it looks very bucolic, it is actually running through the heart of the city We had a miserably cold start to the day, with a cruel northerlyContinue reading “Less rain, more wind”

Wet but welcome

Today’s guest picture shows the regular East Wemyss walking partners of our son Tony. The forecast promised rain and wind but there was a moment without either after breakfast, and Mrs Tootlepedal seized the opportunity to cycle up to Wauchope Schoolhouse and back. The rain had just started by the time she returned, and thenContinue reading “Wet but welcome”

Blue Sunday

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She likes to take advantage of the National Gardens Scheme and found this inviting door while visiting Whatcombe, a ¾-acre mature Edwardian garden with colour-themed, informally planted herbaceous borders, in Winscombe in her home county. We had another chilly morning, and when the sun wasn’t outContinue reading “Blue Sunday”