A welcome return

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found this splendid knobbly tree when she visited Milton Lodge Gardens, near Wells. We had another day here where the enjoyment of some welcome sunshine was tempered by very brisk winds. We got out into the garden though, and spent quite a bit of timeContinue reading “A welcome return”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She stopped to take in this pretty view on her way to play tennis yesterday. After some welcome rain overnight, it was still raining gently here when we got up today. There was enough rain to make the birds on the feeder look a little bedraggled andContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

A tootle and a different pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. He knows that I like trees as well as bridges. We had a busy day today with not much time to take photographs as we went about. In the morning, we went down to the bike shop in Longtown and brought two bikes that fold upContinue reading “A tootle and a different pedal”

Helped by poor weather

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony answers the question, “Is the sun still shining in East Wemyss?” Luckily the sun wasn’t shining here today. I say luckily because after a couple of active days, my knees were all in favour of something a bit calmer today. A morning of coffee with Sandy and aContinue reading “Helped by poor weather”

Two reds on a grey day

Today’s guest picture is the fourth and last from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s visit to Hestercombe Grdens near Taunton last month. We had another damp, grey and windy day here, with several quite heavy showers to keep us on our toes. I managed to find a nearly dry moment to get round to the cornerContinue reading “Two reds on a grey day”

Diverted by cows

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Although it looks peaceful enough, he tells me that the wind was blowing so strongly that he literally had to hold on to his hat as he crossed the stream. We had quite a windy day here too, and it was grey and occasionally rainy. IContinue reading “Diverted by cows”

Slightly flaky

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom. He sent it to me to show that the sun does not always shine in South Africa. It rains there too. It rained overnight here, but by morning it was dry and really quite chilly, though the temperature stayed above freezing. There were a few snowflakes inContinue reading “Slightly flaky”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal. It shows an artistic darn which she has made to fill a hole in the sleeve of one of my jerseys. She was feeling very creative at the time. I looked out of the window just before I went to bed last night, and was much struckContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”

Surprise cows

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce He was in North Berwick on the east coast today as the sun set. There was no sign of sun here today, and we woke to grey and wet weather. I spent some of the morning walking up to the town under my umbrella to do someContinue reading “Surprise cows”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s sunny visit to Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton. Our day here started with some sunshine, and even though a sharp shower intruded, it was only a brief interlude, and I was able to cycle up to the town to pay my account at the newsagent and collect some suppliesContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”