An uplifting start to the new month

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She looked down from above at the little village of Bentpath when she took to the hills on a recent walk. Our day here started with a real treat when I spotted the first brambling of the season in the garden. It is a winter visitor, andContinue reading “An uplifting start to the new month”

The last of the light

Today’s guest picture is another of the fine crop of fungus to be found in my Lake Michigan correspondent, Laura’s back yard. We had more rain overnight, but it was not serious rain and it petered out by coffee time, dampening Margaret on her way in, but letting her get home dry. After coffee, MrsContinue reading “The last of the light”

A reason to be grumpy

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who spotted an audacious attempt by a ship to make off with the Bass Rock, an internationally important nesting site for gannets. Luckily it was seen in time and they made them put the rock back. We had another sunny morning here today, but it was evenContinue reading “A reason to be grumpy”

Low ceilings

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. It shows one of his dogs enjoying the East Wemyss weather as much as he does. We presumably had some weather here today, but it was so dark that we couldn’t actually see it. As it was accompanied by very gusty winds, we didn’tContinue reading “Low ceilings”

Two outings

Today’s guest picture comes from Laura, the daughter of a cousin of my friend Sandy. She lives in Southwest Michigan, about 2 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan where she loves to watch the sunsets over the lake from the numerous beaches in this area just across the fields from her back garden. IContinue reading “Two outings”

A welcome break

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He visited a local park today and found a popular bridge. I checked the rain gauge after breakfast and saw that it was registering two inches of rain from the past two days. This total was added to today as we had another day of wet andContinue reading “A welcome break”

Lucky thirteen

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He saw these daring window cleaners dangling by a thread today. (Talking of guest pictures, our friend Bruce sent me a message to say that if the sign in yesterday’s guest picture that Ken saw on a gate caught your fancy, you can buy one on eBayContinue reading “Lucky thirteen”

Finding the gaps

Today’s guest picture comes from another garden visit by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found nature in an artistic mood when it came to carving a tree stump and embellishing it with ancient lichens. We had a chilly and windy day here with occasional showers. I didn’t go for a bike ride after breakfast todayContinue reading “Finding the gaps”

I got the worm

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon from Canonbie. His work has taken him to Athens where he found that they have got the builders in. The forecast suggested that if I wanted to get any sort of bike ride in today, I would need to be up and about promptly. I was upContinue reading “I got the worm”

Through the window

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She thought that this food stall was very colourful. It doesn’t look as though it was doing much business though. After more rain during the night, we woke to a day that was intermittently rainy and a little chillier than recent days. It was too cold forContinue reading “Through the window”