Passing clouds

Today’s guest picture comes from East Wemyss where our son Tony pointed his camera right across the Firth of Forth to pick out the Bass Rock, seventeen miles away just off the East Lothian shore. After quite a bit of noisy overnight rain, it was a relief to wake up to a dry morning here.Continue reading “Passing clouds”

Decidedly damp

Today’s guest picture comes from Gunta in Oregon, who kindly responded to a hinted need, and shows that they have some seriously destructive forestry practices there too….but on a bigger scale than ours. The impressive photo was taken by Eric with a drone. After yesterday’s brilliant sunshine, we got wall to wall cloud today, withContinue reading “Decidedly damp”

A little spice on a dull day

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia and shows a delightful door at Babbs Farm, near Highbridge, Somerset, the object of her latest National Gardens Scheme visit. As far as any day with Evie in the house can be dull, this was a dull day. This was not because of Evie, of course, but because ofContinue reading “A little spice on a dull day”

A short break

Today’s guest picture in another Lake District bridge from Paul. This one is Goody Bridge near Grasmere (he thinks). We were promised another wet day here and we got one. It rained persistently all morning and our chief activity was looking out of the window and saying, “It’s raining. “ It was very windy tooContinue reading “A short break”

A delightful surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my brother’s permitted walks.  He tells me that the bluebells were much more exciting in real life than they are in the picture, but that is always the case as any photographer will tell you.  That is why photo editing programs sell so well.  I think the bluebellsContinue reading “A delightful surprise”

Cleaning up

Today’s guest post comes from our son Alistair. He found a welcome visitor in his garden and took this splendid picture of it. We had two unusual things to contend with when we got up. It had rained overnight and there was a greenfinch and a goldfinch on the feeder. I was able to copeContinue reading “Cleaning up”

Two short planks

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who took it on one of his walks.  A local farmer has fenced off a section of a field for the convenience of walkers passing across his land, and fortunately it is just wide enough to allow for social distancing as required these days. Although it wasn’tContinue reading “Two short planks”

Another year gone

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was cheered up by a bit of brightness at Coal Drops Yard on a very gloomy day at Kings Cross. We were cheered up on another very gloomy day here by a lively performance from the Sunday Club children at our church service this morning.  ThisContinue reading “Another year gone”

To the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He and his partner Marianne celebrated her birthday with a weekend in Argyll on the banks of Loch Awe, where they visited the multi layered Arvich falls. We had a cold and chilly morning here today.  It was not freezing but it was cold enough to persuadeContinue reading “To the woods”

Another pedal, another tootle!

Today’s guest picture comes from Jenni, my Highland correspondent.  We have been having some good sunrises here and may be there is something in the air at the moment because she had a spectacular one too. It was another cold day with the thermometer hanging about the 5 degree mark at best but a nippingContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle!”