A little bit over the top

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the (very) old school at Beardsall on one of his recent walks in the sunshine. Our run of lovely summer days here continued today, but once again it was marginally hotter than was totally comfortable in the direct sun, so we took things quietly asContinue reading “A little bit over the top”

A grey green day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who found himself looking up at the first Forth road bridge. It looks rather insubstantial from below. We had a grey day here, with occasional drizzle, no sun and some strong winds. Our friend Venetia paid us a flying visit for a walk round the garden beforeContinue reading “A grey green day”

Dr Velo works his magic

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Kenwood House a day or two ago and enjoyed the superb rhododendrons there. Our sudden summer continued today with another warm and sunny morning, followed by a warmer afternoon and a beautiful evening. Mrs Tootlepedal has had to keep on her toes to stop herContinue reading “Dr Velo works his magic”

The weather gods rub it in

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He spotted an RAF pilot doing a handbrake turn over East Wemyss. The first business of the day was to check our new trail camera. We bought it a few months ago and have been waiting for some less cold weather to try it out. Last nightContinue reading “The weather gods rub it in”

Found

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She noticed this ferocious looking bird while on a walk from her home to collect her car from the garage. I am starting today’s post with a backward reference to yesterday’s post. It was entitled, “Taxing day” and alert readers must have wondered why. I wasContinue reading “Found”

Seeing the country

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Derby may not have great mountains and lakes but it does have sunshine and cabbages palms. We had a pretty good day here today, not sunny in the morning, but much calmer than previous days. It was inevitable then that we had to drive to Dumfries forContinue reading “Seeing the country”

Out and out

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who lives in Southsea in Portsmouth. She found a brisk breeze rippling the waters of a fountain on her walk today. After two days of rain, it was a relief to wake up to a different sort of day here today. This was the view from anContinue reading “Out and out”

Selective snowing

Today’s guest picture is needed to brighten up a second wet and grey day in succession here. Needless to say, it is from Tony in East Wemyss. He took it last week. We woke to a day of two halves here, up and down. Looking down on the garden all was green, but looking upContinue reading “Selective snowing”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from my South Africa correspondent, Langholm exile Tom. He is tormenting me with pictures of delicious looking table grapes almost ready for picking. I love grapes. We had another in our series of cold days here after another icy night, but by way of compensation, there was hardly a cloud inContinue reading “Getting the picture”

More rain

Today’s guest picture is a welcome contrast to our prevailing weather. It shows the ground staff taking the covers of one of the university cricket pitches at Sydney University. It was kindly sent to me by my Australian correspondent, Stephen. We could have done with that sunshine here today but the rain gauge is creepingContinue reading “More rain”