Just a little bit more

Today’s guest post comes from our son Tony who has been having wonderful weather lately on the shores of the Firth of Forth. Our day started brightly…. …after another frosty morning but as the day went on, the clouds came over. Dropscone dropped in for coffee, bringing treacle scones with him.  He is very excitedContinue reading “Just a little bit more”

Just a spoonful of sugar

Today’s guest picture is the last of the Derby insects sent to me by my brother Andrew. I am irresistibly reminded of my favourite limerick.  I remember it as: There was a young man from St Bees, Who was stung on the knee by a wasp. When they said, “Does it hurt?” He replied, “No,Continue reading “Just a spoonful of sugar”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was very surprised to see that a ‘bug hotel’ has been erected on the Euston Road in the heart of London. I had a quiet day today, as after some pretty sympathetic weather, it went back to being very chilly today with a marked frost whenContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

Crowd scene

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony shows the East Wemyss dogs enjoying their day in the sun beside the Firth of Forth. We had a pretty nice day here too, although a chilly wind reminded us that we still have some way to go before jumpers and coats can be light heartedly discarded. Still,Continue reading “Crowd scene”

Halfway to paradise

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike and Alison’s recent visit to New Zealand where they saw this handsome NZ kingfisher.  I don’t know which of them took the picture. It was reasonably warm for the time of year again this morning but once again the effect was somewhat spoiled by light drizzle and a veryContinue reading “Halfway to paradise”

A bike, a bench and a banana

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa.  While he was up near the Orange River, he saw this a tree.  It may not look much but he tells me that  the tree is a Shepherd Tree, the tree of life which is useful for man and beast.  It is probably 3 to 4Continue reading “A bike, a bench and a banana”

(No)Sunday

My Glastonbury correspondent, Venetia, sent me today’s guest picture.  It is a sign of the times, being a mock funeral procession to mourn the closure of the last bank branch in the town earlier this month.  After several chilly and rather grey days of north easterly winds, the wind completely changed and blew from theContinue reading “(No)Sunday”

A slow day

Today’s guest picture, in response to yesterday’s, comes from my South African correspondent Tom and shows that anyone and his niece can be found on the top of Blencathra in the mist.  This was last summer. I had a day that was at once quite busy but also quite peaceful.  It was raining in theContinue reading “A slow day”

Back on the bike

Today’s guest picture is of a showy bed of tulips in Regents Park, London where my daughter Annie was taking a walk. We are almost beginning to forget the five months of gloomy weather that have just passed as the present dry and sunny spell continues, bringing joy to the hearts of the townspeople ofContinue reading “Back on the bike”