Best foot forward

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  On one of his permitted walks, he found a friend. As far as light for taking photographs went, it was a day of two halves with some good sunshine to start off.  This brought the best out of the tulips… …and got us quite excited about the coming ofContinue reading “Best foot forward”

A spring in our step

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who found this very unexpected thistle pie while out on a walk.  He may have had a hand in its creation.  The things that people do during lockdown. (He says that the recipe for the pie can be found at http://www.thistlehurtyour hand.com.) The weather changed this morningContinue reading “A spring in our step”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon.   He came across a tree beside the river at Canonbie, about which it can be truly said that the bottom has fallen out of its world. We had a frosty start to the day here but thanks to my policy of rising slowly and late,Continue reading “A cold start”

An unexpected suggestion

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and makes the point that we are not the only ones with buddleias and butterflies.  The painted ladies did not stop at Langholm and have continued north. As she went off to sing in the church choir this morning, Mrs Tootlepedal remarked that when seen from anContinue reading “An unexpected suggestion”

Hiding

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan.  She came across this very colourful boundary to a restaurant’s outside seating area and knowing that I like fuchsias, sent me the picture. It was another very sunny day here but not quite as warm as the last two days, presaging a slight change in the weatherContinue reading “Hiding”

A bit of a blow

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who went with my sister Susan to visit the refurbished temperate glass house at Kew Gardens.  It was worth the trip. The big question, after a night listening to the wind howling round the house and rain battering at the windows, was would there be anything left?Continue reading “A bit of a blow”

More walking, more croaking

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has visited Chatsworth.  I am going to live in a place like that when I grow up. We had another fine and sunny day today but once again my stubborn cold refused to give up its grip on me so instead of cycling, I settled forContinue reading “More walking, more croaking”

Ill met

Today’s guest picture shows a flowery scene from Kew Gardens which caught my sister Mary’s eye. The forecast was full of dire warnings of heavy rain, possible thunderstorms and general mayhem.  In the event, midsummer’s day was a quiet day with some very light rain now and again, hardly a breath of wind and justContinue reading “Ill met”

Not a cloud

Today’s picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce, shows the view across the sea to the Mull of Kintyre, with not a mist covered mountain in sight. There were no mist covered hills here either today as we enjoyed a cloudless sky from dawn until dusk and beyond.  There was a little more breezeContinue reading “Not a cloud”