Here’s looking at you Mrs T

Today’s guest picture is the Silk Mill in Derby which was passed by my brother Andrew on a very calm day recently.  He notes that the rowing eight in the background seem to be lacking a sense of direction. Perhaps they are our Brexit negotiation team relaxing. We had a very grey and dismal dayContinue reading “Here’s looking at you Mrs T”

Another song cycle day

Today’s guest post was sent to me by Sandy.  He is on holiday somewhere and I don’t think it is North Berwick.  I am looking forward to finding out all about it when he gets home. It was calm and nearly warm today so after a leisurely breakfast and a read of the newspapers whichContinue reading “Another song cycle day”

That’s more like it

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce, who by coincidence passed me when I was out cycling this afternoon.  He had visited a distillery on his recent highland tour and was wondering whether he had imagined the rainbow when he came out but his wife confirmed that it really was there. There was no chance ofContinue reading “That’s more like it”

An early bird and a trip to Edinburgh

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba.  She thinks that I ought to raise my lawn care ambitions a bit. It was grey,  windy and sometimes wet when I went up to the fill the feeders at the Moorland Project’s Laverock Hide.  Sandy is away in very distant parts onContinue reading “An early bird and a trip to Edinburgh”

Learning my lesson

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who was at the Roxburghe Golf course when he came across a reminder of the strong winds that battered us last month. There was a brisk wind here today but not as brisk as the one that had knocked that tree to bits. I had time for a quickContinue reading “Learning my lesson”

A sigh of relief

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss.  He wanted to show me that they have butterflies there too but their ones come indoors. It was a stop start sort of day. Our car had two warning lights when we got back from Carlisle yesterday and they were still sending out badContinue reading “A sigh of relief”

Going a couple of rounds with Ali

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  Her cat brought in a most unexpected visitor not long ago.  Luckily it wasn’t an adder but a harmless grass snake and it survived. We were promised some rough and windy weather  from Storm Ali and we got some rough and windy weather with gusts betweenContinue reading “Going a couple of rounds with Ali”

Winded

I have kindly been sent a lot of guest pictures lately and I am working through them so I apologise to those whose great images have fallen through the sieve of time.  Today’s effort is from our younger son and shows his washing line on a typical recent day. We had another grey day todayContinue reading “Winded”

Lots of action, not many pictures

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She took it a week ago at the height of the hot weather in London and it shows a fine crop of green algae on the canal. The mornings are getting chillier now and I had to wait for a bit until the thermometer hit 10°C, whichContinue reading “Lots of action, not many pictures”

A trio of trios

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  She really does have a scientific rain gauge and she was very pleased to find it had some rain in it, as they too have been suffering from a drought. We had a gentle spot or two of rain today but once again it was notContinue reading “A trio of trios”