Free of charge

Today’s guest picture comes from my Canonbie friend Simon. He is back at work at outdoor sporting venues. He came across this fine crop of fungus on a Scottish golf course. We had another generally fine day today, although it inconsiderately started to rain just at the right time to spoil the chances of morningContinue reading “Free of charge”

Farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who enjoyed a socially distanced meeting with fellow students of Spanish across the River Derwent from Darley Abbey’s West Mill this morning. They enjoyed the Spanish style weather a lot. We had a better day for weather here but a sadder day for for us as AnnieContinue reading “Farewell”

A late stroll in the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She ventured over the border into Wiltshire to find this fine gate at Courts Garden in Holt. After a brief effort over the last few days, the weather gods stopped even pretending it was summer here today and dropped back into very cool temperatures and occasionalContinue reading “A late stroll in the sunshine”

A late reprieve

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Regents Park on a day when, judging by the deckchairs, the wind didn’t know which way it was blowing. Here, the rain gauge said it all. It has been raining a lot lately and it rained all night and most of the day today. WeContinue reading “A late reprieve”

Two enjoyable outings

Today’s guest picture goes to show that if we see one butterfly in Langholm, our son Tony sees two in sunny East Wemyss. We had another dry day here today, sunny at first but cloudy later. I took advantage of the early sun to go out after breakfast and look at the garden. The rosesContinue reading “Two enjoyable outings”

Unexpected calm

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent outing. As well as interesting cliffs, she saw a whole field of flax. Between the two inches of rain that fell yesterday and the strong winds that are expected tomorrow, today was a sort of placid buffer zone, grey and occasionally drizzly but cool and calm, notContinue reading “Unexpected calm”

Moving in a different circle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who found this very striking plant in a garden on one of her walks round her neighbourhood in London. I’d like start this post with a word of thanks to reader Derrick who spotted that three pictures were missing from yesterday’s effort and was kind enough toContinue reading “Moving in a different circle”

The other half

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset corespondent Venetia. She was visited by a greater spotted woodpecker the other day. We had a pleasantly sunny morning here, with enough wind to ensure that it didn’t get too hot for the morning street coffee meeting. We were greatly entertained as we sipped and chatted by aContinue reading “The other half”

A tootle and a pedal…and a walk…and a scone

Today”s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  Looking through my files I see that I didn’t use this one from his highland holiday earlier in the year.  I thought that it should have gone in then so I have put it in now. It shows keen canoeists in Plockton. We had a pleasant andContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal…and a walk…and a scone”

A good sit down

Today’s guest picture comes from my Highland correspondent Jennifer and shows her lovely garden, proving that they have had good weather up there too. After the brief interlude with rain here, we are back to dry, warm weather.  New flowers are appearing in the garden. It was cloudy today but warm enough for me toContinue reading “A good sit down”