Into every life a little rain must fall

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. On his way from East Wemyss to West Wemyss today, he took in this charming view. We woke up here to find that a little rain had indeed fallen into our life, but sadly it was just a very little rain. It had dampened the surface ofContinue reading “Into every life a little rain must fall”

Raising the temperature

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He took this picture of the station at Stamford last week, while he was waiting to meet my two eldest sisters who were joining him for an outing. It was not busy. The forecast rise in temperature duly took place today (after another very light shower ofContinue reading “Raising the temperature”

Another gentle day

Today’s guest post comes from my brother Andrew. His group walk yesterday took him along the towpath of the Trent and Mersey canal. We had another day of variable weather here, with occasional sunshine and the odd little shower. In general it was cloudy, but not a bad day to be out in the garden.Continue reading “Another gentle day”

Staying close to home today

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. His dog Henry took him to the top of Skiddaw in the Lake District earlier this week. I was pleased to find that I was in more or less full working order when I got up today. This is a tribute to the fine qualities ofContinue reading “Staying close to home today”

A restful day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She was given these roses by a neighbour who had cut them off because they were overhanging Caroline’s garden path. We had another fine and warm day here, but the wind blew so briskly all day that it discouraged me from walking or cycling. Perhaps the pollenContinue reading “A restful day”

Rain reigns

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lake Michigan correspondent Laura. The autumn has produced a very fine crop of fungus in her back yard. The weather is getting steadily worse here, and we had more rain overnight, followed by a very grey day when we woke up. Although the forecast had said that it shouldContinue reading “Rain reigns”

Not playing around

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Caroline’s recent sunny visit to her park in Southsea just beside the sea. The weather continues to be odd. From early morning to late in the evening as I wrote this, the temperature has stayed between 14°C and 18°C, and is is warmer now at nine o’clockContinue reading “Not playing around”

In the doghouse

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found a fine robin’s pin cushion on a wild rose when she was out walking today. It is a gall caused by the larvae of a tiny gall wasp, Dipoloepis rosae. We had another grey cool day today, but it was pleasant enough for a walkContinue reading “In the doghouse”

Crossed lines

Today’s guest photograph comes from my sister Caroline. She found some nice looking lawn tennis courts where people seemed to prefer drinking coffee to playing the game. We had another day here which took a bit of time to warm up, but by midday, the clouds had cleared away and it was wonderfully sunny butContinue reading “Crossed lines”

Compost fun

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She went to The Newt with my sister Mary recently, and took this picture of Mary sitting in contemplation in the Story of Gardening exhibition there. We had to get the watering cans out again today. To be fair, it did rain a couple of timesContinue reading “Compost fun”