Well oiled

Today’s guest picture comes from the garden of our daughter Annie, and shows the benefit of living 300 miles south of us. We had another lovely sunny day here today but only after another subzero spell in the early hours. This pattern of chilly nights and dry days seems set to continue, and we areContinue reading “Well oiled”

Like snaw aff a dyke

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. It shows her daughter Jane and their dog Riley on their walk this morning in some very unexpected snow near the Auld Stane Brig. Liz and Jane get up early for their walks but there was still some snow about on our lawns when I poked myContinue reading “Like snaw aff a dyke”

Changeable weather

Today’s guest picture comes from Michael, a long time friend of our son Tony. Just to show that he can take seaside pictures too, he sent me this fine study of a bridge next to the sea near Rockliffe on the Solway coast where he was today. We had another very chilly night. Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Changeable weather”

A brown study

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who came across this sturdy building on a walk beside the sea at Portsmouth. We had another frosty night here, but as it was followed by a fine sunny day with calmer winds, we were reasonable happy. The gang of blackbirds was back, considering a lump ofContinue reading “A brown study”

Magical geometry

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She took in a plant to protect it from the winter and it has grown so well indoors that she can’t get it back out into the garden again, and it is blushing unseen in the utility room. Nothing much would have wanted to be going outContinue reading “Magical geometry”

An assignation

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found a bench after my own heart on a visit to a National Gardens Scheme garden at a place called Midney. I had an unusual experience this morning as I had a cycle ride with a purpose. I was shipping a delivery of grass acrossContinue reading “An assignation”

Composting cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who stopped on his way to work this morning to record an early flight crossing above the rising sun. The sun rose in Langholm too, and after another chilly start, we had lovely weather all day. In the middle of the morning, we had a Zoom withContinue reading “Composting cycle”

Getting a pedal and the needle

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found himself beside the river on a lovely day today. Two geese had the water to themselves. We had a much improved day here today with no rain and a lot less wind. It was still pretty grey in the morning whenI went off for aContinue reading “Getting a pedal and the needle”

Slow progress

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He gets up early, and was out in time to enjoy this fine sunrise at East Wemyss this morning. I wasn’t up early, and even if I had been, there wouldn’t have been a fine sunrise to enjoy here as we had another grey and chilly day.Continue reading “Slow progress”

Going forward with the back

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who recently had the opportunity to visit the wonderfully landscaped grounds at Stourhead. We had another dry day here today, but mostly cloudy. With the wind coming from the north, it felt quite chilly when we were in the garden. We were in the garden forContinue reading “Going forward with the back”