One step back

Today’s guest picture, forwarded to me by Mike Tinker and taken by his daughter Liz, shows a delightful scene with cormorants at Linlithgow. I was a bit taken aback last night. After feeling that my back was definitely on the mend through the day, I got a bit of shock when I tried to lieContinue reading “One step back”

A bridge too far

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony’s Highland holiday. One of his dogs answered the question posed by a bench. We had another dry day here, cool when the sun was in, but pleasant enough for us to have coffee in the garden with Liz and Margaret, and actually warm when the sun came out.Continue reading “A bridge too far”

Quiet morning, busy afternoon

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who is having a break with Marianne on the Isle of Skye. He couldn’t have chosen a better place or had a better day. We had what looked as though it was going to be a good day here, but it flattered to deceive and if thereContinue reading “Quiet morning, busy afternoon”

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”

Upside

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony. I used an old picture of his yesterday and but this lovely scene from the Costa del East Wemyss, where the sun always shines, was taken today. In a break with tradition, I looked out of my upstairs window at the birds at breakfast time. TheContinue reading “Upside”

Back to grey again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He had to wait on his car journey today to let a very big delivery turn off the main road. Our brief spell of warmer weather came to an abrupt end and we went back to grey, windy and cool conditions today. As a result, I was in noContinue reading “Back to grey again”

Over the hill (but not far away)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who recently walked along the Erewash canal on a sunny day. We had a dry, cool and quite breezy day here today (although it started raining again in the evening) and this encouraged us to get out into the garden not long after breakfast. I set aboutContinue reading “Over the hill (but not far away)”

Head in the clouds

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He saw a hawthorn well supplied with haws on a recent walk. This was quite surprising because most of the hawthorns that I pass have few if any haws after being caught by the late frost. It was quite hard to see anything here today as itContinue reading “Head in the clouds”

A late tour

Today’s guest picture comes from Paul’s Lake District trip. He found the locals were looking at the visitors just as hard as the visitors were looking at the scenery. We had a rather curious day here. It was dry and occasionally sunny but there was brisk north wind blowing and it was extremely chilly forContinue reading “A late tour”

Hill and valley

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to The Newt. She knows that I like a gate. When Mrs Tootlepedal had been up on the moor yesterday morning with the visiting party, she had been much struck by the heather, so after breakfast today, she took me up to have a look at forContinue reading “Hill and valley”

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