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”

Increasing our range

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. It shows the seals who arrived the day after we left. We had a better day than the forecast suggested. It was grey, but it was calm and pleasantly warm for the time of year at 55°F/13°C after breakfast. I went up to theContinue reading “Increasing our range”

Bird, birds, birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who was impressed by the power of the waves pounding the Southsea shore today. We had a windy morning here too, and I was glad that I didn’t have to cycle any further than the butcher’s in the High Street and the corner shop on my wayContinue reading “Bird, birds, birds”

The bigger picture

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited St Paul’s Cathedral and found herself among the choir stalls. We had to get up a bit earlier than usual today, as we were expecting a delivery at any time between 7.30 and 9.30 in the morning, with a warning phone call 30 minutes beforeContinue reading “The bigger picture”

Deferred gratification

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lake Michigan correspondent Laura, the daughter of my friend Sandy’s cousin. She visited Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph and found these fine icy structures on the beach grasses. We were far from that sort of frost here this morning at 3°C, but sadly it was in every other respectContinue reading “Deferred gratification”

In fluenza and out fluenza

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. The shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers must be hitting home if beer from Blackburn needs to be delivered to Burnsall, 38 miles away, like this. We had another dry, cool, grey morning here today. However, there was a welcome burst of sunshine in the afternoon.Continue reading “In fluenza and out fluenza”

More sound advice

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He had a lot better weather than we had yesterday when he went for his walk. We had another grey morning here today, with the occasional hint of drizzle, and we were very quiet for a while after breakfast, until we got out into the garden forContinue reading “More sound advice”

Good advice

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She made use of the brand new Nine Elms tube station in London on the very first day that it opened for business. She says that it is more impressive inside than it looks from outside. We had another grey day here with the temperature once againContinue reading “Good advice”

The land of milk and honey sandwiches

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, who saw these Somerset lambs practising their gambolling skills with great verve. We had a much improved day here today. There was no rain, plenty of sun, and a moderate wind. It was a day to get out and about and not sit indoors doing the crossword and drinkingContinue reading “The land of milk and honey sandwiches”

Out twice

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He met this example of South Africa’s national bird, a blue crane, while out on his bicycle. We finally got a warm day here after what seems like months of freezing or near freezing cold weather. It was only 43°F (6°C) at half pastContinue reading “Out twice”