Plum crazy

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who visited a Book Cafe but found that reading one of their books might be tricky.  He tells me that he didn’t bolt his coffee and cake though. This morning couldn’t have offered a greater contrast to yesterday’s summer weather.  The clouds were clamped down on theContinue reading “Plum crazy”

Brightening up

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Kew Gardens.  As well as the glass sculptures, she met this imposing dragon. The rain stopped on cue over night and we woke up to a calm and sunny day with the dam looking as though butter wouldn’t melt in its mouth.  All theContinue reading “Brightening up”

Interesting times

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  His son has got a scientific rain gauge and it had plenty of rain to measure this morning. There had been rain overnight and it was still raining hard after breakfast so I went down to the river to see what was what. It was a greyContinue reading “Interesting times”

Charging about

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She took our new granddaughter, Evelyn Rose to the allotment in her ‘travel system’ or push chair as it used to be called.  Annie hasn’t been able to work on the allotment recently for obvious reasons but she was pleased to find her dahlias thriving on benignContinue reading “Charging about”

Topping up

Today’s guest picture comes from my former colleague Ada and comes as a reminder of the Tour de France.  She tells me that she was sipping coffee in a cafe at the bottom of the mountain when her husband had this picture taken at the top of the Col du Tourmalet.  Hats off to him.Continue reading “Topping up”

Catching the moment

Today’s guest picture is another from the camera club visit to Beamish late last month.  Peter took this charming shot. There was heavy rain overnight but the garden seemed strangely dry when we went out for a look.  Some strong winds had done damage though, and Mrs Tootlepedal had a good deal of propping upContinue reading “Catching the moment”

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)”

Making a bed (but not lying on it)

Today’s guest picture comes from Sue, who lives at the bottom of the town, and sees interesting things in her garden. Just because Sue sees more interesting things in her garden than we do in ours, she kindly invited me (and my camera) down to see what we could see this morning, so after breakfast,Continue reading “Making a bed (but not lying on it)”

Another day, another plan collapses

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew’s wife’s Australian cousin Janet who found Andrew hard at work on his son’s mower making hay  while the sun shone. After yesterday’s outing to Beamish, I had a plan for today: in the morning I would put the pictures from Beamish on the blog, mow aContinue reading “Another day, another plan collapses”

Doddering

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She visited Wells with her friend, my Somerset corespondent Venetia, and took this reflective portrait of the cathedral from the bishop’s garden. We had a colder, windier day than yesterday, but as it was drier than forecast and the sun even came out briefly once or twice,Continue reading “Doddering”