Calmer wind, busier roads

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He sent me this picture of a fine East Wemyss fungus and then went back at my request to photograph the underside too. The wind finally calmed down here and after a misty start, the skies cleared and we had a very acceptably warm but not tooContinue reading “Calmer wind, busier roads”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  Owing to an easing in the lockdown in England, she was able to visit the Fragrance Garden at The Newt, and very pleased she was to be there. A quick examination of our garden this morning showed that the frost attack hadn’t been just been aContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

On a roll again

Today’s unusual guest picture comes from our friend Gavin.  His son Fraser was putting a new irrigation system in his garden when he discovered a plastic bag and on opening it, he found two hand grenades complete with pins in them.  They were relics of the Korean War.  He was pleased that his children hadn’tContinue reading “On a roll again”

Out of sync

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s walk today, and shows a sign of the times, a golf course with no golfers on it. Our slightly unsettling spell of dry and sunny weather continued.  The forecast says it may not rain until net Tuesday but, more importantly for me, it also says that theContinue reading “Out of sync”

Winter draws (back on)

Today’s guest picture is a delightful pastoral scene which my Somerset correspondent Venetia captured a week ago on one of her permitted walks. The temperature was back to being well down in single figures again this morning and I dressed accordingly when I got up after my usual lockdown morning routine of leisurely breakfast andContinue reading “Winter draws (back on)”

Watered down

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She didn’t have to go far to find this cheerful pieris as it is at her own front gate. We are in no rush to go anywhere or do anything these days, so I had my usual morning routine of a leisurely breakfast followed by a closeContinue reading “Watered down”

A dull day in every way

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce.  Having left Scotland by sailing under three bridges across the Forth, he has sent me this picture of sailing under another bridge and not just any old bridge but The Bridge.  Yes, that one, the Øresund Bridge, familiar to all lovers of Scandinavian Noir TV. Bruce may have had sunny weatherContinue reading “A dull day in every way”

A very full day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce from his recent visit to Sheffield.  I have never seen a public bicycle pump station like this before but it strikes as me as a good idea. There was never a dull moment today with no less than three visiting experts.  Ian painted the garage doors,Continue reading “A very full day”

Putting my foot in it

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He came across this wonderful cave on one of his walks.  Thor’s Cave (also known as Thor’s House Cavern and Thyrsis’s Cave) is a natural cavern located at in the Manifold Valley of the White Peak in Staffordshire, I got up quite early for me but an early bird had got up even earlier. A partridge was outContinue reading “Putting my foot in it”

High but not dry

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan.  She was very impressed by this floral hedge which she passed not far from her home. We had some thought of an expedition today but uncertain feet and a dubious forecast persuaded us that some time spent in the garden while it was still dry would beContinue reading “High but not dry”