Rest and recuperation

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She met this fine example of Halloween yarn bombing when she was out and about in Portsmouth. We had a brighter and mostly dry day today, which was very welcome in spite of the fact that I couldn’t make the best use of it because I wasContinue reading “Rest and recuperation”

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”

Social media proves useful

Today’s guest pictures come from Laura, my correspondent from Lake Michigan. She and her mother visited a tulip festival in Holland – the city near Lake Macatawa, not the country in Europe. They found some lovely tulips there in Riverview Park in Downtown Holland. We had another cool day here, with occasional rain and evenContinue reading “Social media proves useful”

A sign of the times

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. It shows another of the garden doors that she met on her visit to the NGS garden at Whatcombe. Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that we had another sub zero night followed by a very cold morning. The cold night hadn’t discouraged the hedgehog and ourContinue reading “A sign of the times”

Rolling, rolling, rolling

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie in London. She met a relation of Mr Grumpy. We had a chilly morning here with just a hint of frost about after yesterday’s clear night. As a result, I was more than happy to spend the morning inside while things warmed up outside. In among theContinue reading “Rolling, rolling, rolling”

When you don’t walk through a storm

Today’s guest picture is another from Laura in Michigan and shows a handsome bridge in the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids. We discovered an absolutely horrible day here when we woke up, with sheets of rain being blown across the garden by a brisk wind. I needed galoshes and an umbrella justContinue reading “When you don’t walk through a storm”

Washout

Today’s guest picture is another from sunny East Wemyss. Tony took it yesterday and sent it to me to show that they have more than just sea views there to keep dog walkers happy. We didn’t have anything here today to keep dog walkers or anyone else who wanted to go outside happy. Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Washout”

A baker’s dozen

Today’s guest picture comes from Eike from the Bergisches Land, a low mountain range region within the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is the son of long time reader Zyriacus. Knowing my fondness for fungi, he has kindly sent me some local examples from his area. The weather this week has been better thanContinue reading “A baker’s dozen”

A bridge too far

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony’s Highland holiday. One of his dogs answered the question posed by a bench. We had another dry day here, cool when the sun was in, but pleasant enough for us to have coffee in the garden with Liz and Margaret, and actually warm when the sun came out.Continue reading “A bridge too far”

Out and back

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s Highland holiday. He was looking across at Skye from the mainland when he took this shot. We were offered a fine morning with light winds so the sensible thing to do would be for me to get going as soon after breakfast as possible if IContinue reading “Out and back”