Progress

In the absence of any more up to date guest pictures, I have gone back to sunny days a fortnight ago. The picture shows the never ending delight of the Wemyss coast as seen by our son Tony. We had another cold night with the temperature at our local weather station recorded as a meagreContinue reading “Progress”

Song cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Sharon. She has been visiting Hadrian’s Wall country and kindly sent me a set of pictures of the wall, including the north of England’s most famous tree. I have put them into a panel. We had another very grey and drizzly start to the day here with rainContinue reading “Song cycle”

Lightly spotted

Today’s guest picture is a very painterly photograph of a nesting swan on a canal taken by my Welsh correspondent Keiron on his way to work today. There was a theoretical chance of rain today but once again we had a sunny morning and the street socially distanced coffee group (fortified by date rolls)  wasContinue reading “Lightly spotted”

Sconesongcycle

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo.  She escaped just in time from the Manitoba snow storm and arrived in London to find that it was raining a lot instead.  In the end the rain stopped for long enough for her to visit Kew Gardens where she encountered these  splendidly prickly plants. After our shortContinue reading “Sconesongcycle”

Scones and songs

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  It shows the Hood Monument at Compton Dundon.  She tells me that Admiral Samuel Hood (1724-1816) was the son of the local vicar who took in a navy captain when his carriage broke down. Young Samuel (and his younger brother Alexander) were so taken by theContinue reading “Scones and songs”

A spring in the step

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He has gone to Wales for a jaunt and on his way, he stopped at the ancient city of Chester. I started the day by selling some postcards to the paper shop to help Archive Group funds and then visited the data miners in the new ArchiveContinue reading “A spring in the step”

Through a glass darkly

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair.  He came across these Christmas baubles in the Botanical gardens in Edinburgh.  As they were the size of footballs, he was quite impressed by them. We didn’t have much sparkle here as it was another grey and chilly day.  Any brightness was provided by the arrivalContinue reading “Through a glass darkly”

Rain didn’t stop play

Today’s guest picture from my South African correspondent, Tom, shows a jackal.  Not something we see round here at all! My day was conditioned by an awful warning of heavy rain;  one of those warnings that comes with a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in the centre.  We were to expect rain soContinue reading “Rain didn’t stop play”

Top and tail

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal.  She found a very prominent fairy ring on her brother’s lawn. Mrs Tootlepedal is still away visiting her mother, whose hundred and first birthday is imminent.  This means that I am having to make up my mind for myself here with no assistance and this is quite wearing. Continue reading “Top and tail”

From feast to famine

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter Annie in London, hundreds of miles to the south of us.  She wants to point out that it was very cold down there this morning. We might have been forgiven for feeling a bit smug when we saw her picture because it was a comparatively warm day hereContinue reading “From feast to famine”