Swanning about

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. They don’t just have sun in East Wemyss, they have red admiral butterflies too. We had plenty of sun here today, and as it didn’t get hot but stayed around 18°C all day, it was a very pleasant late summer day. Glancing out of the window atContinue reading “Swanning about”

Settling back down

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He wishes to point out that his local park has adopted a no-mow policy too. As this combines ecological correctness with money saving, I expect that quite a lot of other local councils will be doing this. We had another very hot day here, but there wereContinue reading “Settling back down”

Going far

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. The seals enjoy the sunshine there too. The first picture in today’s post only just sneaked in as it was taken just after midnight last night. I missed the full moon a day or two ago. The skies were still clear when we wokeContinue reading “Going far”

Wounded by wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who is visiting Cumbria again. It shows the “Tufa house”at Holehird Gardens near Windermere, run by the Lakeland Horticultural Society. He is thinking of volunteering with them. We had another dry, cool and windy day here today, and I was in no rush to be upContinue reading “Wounded by wind”

Over the hill

Today’s composite guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent, Keiron. He is waiting to get his bike fixed, so in the meantime he went out on a walk to look for trees. He found these two. We were promised a fine day here, and when I looked out of the bedroom window, I saw aContinue reading “Over the hill”

Crossing boundaries

Today’s guest picture is another of Laura’s views from the icy shores of Lake Michigan. After the drop in temperatures last night, I was expecting an icy morning here today. It was an agreeable surprise to find that warm air from the south had blown in, and the thermometer stood at a very reasonable andContinue reading “Crossing boundaries”

Going the extra mile

I continue with sunny family pictures for the guest picture of the day. Our son Tony saw this striking sunset in East Wemyss while walking his dogs today. Once again, we didn’t have a visible sunrise or sunset here today, just a gradual lightening and darkening of the general cloudy situation. It was a littleContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture is the third and last from Venetia’s recent walk. As well as the bridge and the lime kiln, she visited this attractive little harbour. Looking at the forecast a few days ago, it seemed that today would be the best day of the week for a pedal. As it turned out, yesterdayContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

A drop of golden sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He visited Melbourne in Derbyshire and got a good view of a very full reservoir on a fine day. We had a warmer morning here today after our recent frosty starts, but this was because the skies were cloudy and we could not see the top ofContinue reading “A drop of golden sun”

Cool cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She paid a visit to the Tate Modern art gallery on the banks of the River Thames at the end of last month, and got this splendid view across the river from an upper window. We woke to a beautifully sunny but frosty morning here. Our localContinue reading “Cool cycling”