Going wild

Today’s guest picture comes from Mark’s marathon walk over the twelve hills round the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve last Sunday. It shows the party at 5am in Langholm at the start; on top of Tinnis Hill (the first hill) at 8.30am; on the high point of the walk at Roan Fell cairn (the fourth hillContinue reading “Going wild”

A day of two halves

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a curious woolly creature in a garden in Ashby de la Zouche today. It was raining in a rather discouraging way when we got up this morning, and it kept at it until midday. Under the circumstances, we had a quiet morning in, brightened byContinue reading “A day of two halves”

An upbeat ending

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Although London is suffering from a severe lack of rain, she found this delightfully watery scene in an otherwise dried up Hyde Park yesterday. Our run of coolish weather continued here today, but it was dry and occasionally sunny. I rather frittered away the morning, though IContinue reading “An upbeat ending”

The night before

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s walk on the hottest day of the year. She captured a cool reflection to contrast with the hot weather. We had a day of occasional light rain here, enough to be annoying without being useful. Dropscone came round for coffee, and we tested the new gooseberry jellyContinue reading “The night before”

Intolerable

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She put our trail camera out last night and captured a welcome visitor. I had every intention of going for a bike ride today, but I was defeated by the thermometer. By the time that Sandy and Margaret had come round for coffee, the temperature had already risenContinue reading “Intolerable”

Going far

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. The seals enjoy the sunshine there too. The first picture in today’s post only just sneaked in as it was taken just after midnight last night. I missed the full moon a day or two ago. The skies were still clear when we wokeContinue reading “Going far”

A surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met a very well turned out gardener on her way to play tennis in Regent’s Park recently. We had another dry summer day here today, but once again the temperatures remained at a very comfortable level, and we were able to carry on life without unwantedContinue reading “A surprise”

Helpless

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. She approves of the council’s wild flower policy. We had a warmer and calmer day here, which was very welcome. I had a quiet start to the day and didn’t get out into the garden until just before coffee when I picked some raspberries. TheContinue reading “Helpless”

A quiet day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She took our granddaughter Evie to Battersea Park for an alfresco breakfast this morning. Although they didn’t go boating, she tells me that they still had fun in two play parks. After a fair bit of rain overnight, we woke to another day of variable weather hereContinue reading “A quiet day”

A gift from nature

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She is on holiday in Norfolk and was diverted through circumstances beyond her control from her original destination of Great Yarmouth, which is by the sea, to Swaffham, which is in the middle of nowhere. A consolation is the elegant tower on the church of St PeterContinue reading “A gift from nature”