Rising to the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba. She tells me that she was doing an “Attila the gardener” on some Virginia Creeper when she found this nest. She quickly covered it up again. We were subject to uncertain weather today, with brisk winds pushing clouds across the sky. The clouds broke up toContinue reading “Rising to the heights”

Scaling the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. As it was his daughter Matilda’s birthday today, he and she made a special cake. We had another sunny day here today as our spell of good weather continued. A good day was further brightened when Dropscone arrived for coffee. His scones were as good as ever.Continue reading “Scaling the heights”

Well guided

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows some very unusual melting ice beside a gravel road. We had another warm and sunny day here, which was just as well as the main business of the day was a good walk in the hills. I had time to enjoy the play ofContinue reading “Well guided”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss, the sunshine capital of Scotland, He was up at half past six this morning to catch this glorious sunrise. We had another fine and generally sunny day here, and we are enjoying the good weather while it lasts. I started the day by shiftingContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Getting my goat

With another grey day on hand here, I needed colour for my guest picture of the day, so I was happy to look in my files and find this portrait of Tony’s dog Milo enjoying the sunshine in East Wemyss not long ago. There was a sprinkling of snow of the tops of the hillsContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Short day, short post

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found this job lot of mini Santas in a basket on his shopping trip today. He resisted the temptation to buy one. Andrew’s Santas were the only glimpse of colour that we got all day, as it was an even greyer day here than yesterday. ItContinue reading “Short day, short post”

Rising above myself

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She saw light at the end of a tunnel and found that it was a canal. My cold improved slightly today, and I felt a good deal perkier. The weather did not respond and was chilly and misty . . . . . . and the viewContinue reading “Rising above myself”

A spruce day

Today’s guest picture comes from ex Archive Group member Ken. He is on holiday in Faro, where he spotted a stork on top of a disused church. Once again, I am happy to have a sunny guest picture on a very dull day here. My social day started well with coffee and scones with Dropscone.Continue reading “A spruce day”

Tunnel vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took it though a bus window as she passed Trafalgar Square this week. It is very obvious that central London has not returned to anything like the usual pre-covid crowds of tourists. In spite of a rather gloomy forecast yesterday, today turned out to be mostlyContinue reading “Tunnel vision”

Up and down twice

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was walking from Brampton to Lanercost when he passed through this fine wood. We woke to a dry and sunny morning. The inevitable downside at this time of year was that the temperature was low, above freezing, but chilly at 4°C. The wind was light, soContinue reading “Up and down twice”