A day of action

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who visited Melbourne Hall in south Derbyshire today. He was rightly very pleased to get both sky and water properly exposed on a very sunny day. We woke to a very sunny morning here too today, which disguised the fact that it was still rather cold (7°C)Continue reading “A day of action”

Carried away

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found some peaceful water on a walk. This is Locko Park. We had a dull start to the day here, with the clouds slow to clear. As a result it was quite a bit cooler than yesterday, and I thought it prudent to put a jerseyContinue reading “Carried away”

Coup de grâce

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It was taken on his recent visit to Langholm and shows an old chap with too much time on his hands tearing up a cardboard packet to go into the compost. We had a second fine, dry, warm day here, and very welcome it was too afterContinue reading “Coup de grâce”

A dull day, but with scones

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She looked out of her window at just the right moment to see a sparrowhawk visiting her garden. The most exciting thing to visit our garden today was undoubtedly Dropscone, who came for coffee. He is always welcome, especially when he comes bearing home made sconesContinue reading “A dull day, but with scones”

Staying in

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. His walking group followed a path through the middle of a field today. It looks odd but it must be an old right of way. They are not trampling crops. We found ourselves a little tired here today after the departure of Matilda and her parents yesterday.Continue reading “Staying in”

And finally . . .

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who is on a visit to the Lake District. He climbed Cat Bells and got this fine view of Derwent Water. Although the forecast had been full of rain, it was another case of “rain later” today, and we woke up to a quiet dry dayContinue reading “And finally . . .”

A little bit over the top

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the (very) old school at Beardsall on one of his recent walks in the sunshine. Our run of lovely summer days here continued today, but once again it was marginally hotter than was totally comfortable in the direct sun, so we took things quietly asContinue reading “A little bit over the top”

Getting ready

Today’s guest pictures come from our sons Alistair and Tony. Alistair got close to a caterpillar and Tony kept well away from a swarm of bees near a house where he was working. Our weather seems to be coming in blocks just now, and after our recent spell of sunny weather, we continued in ourContinue reading “Getting ready”

Gardener’s boy

Today’s guest picture shows the handsome church of St Michael with All Angels at Stanton-by-Dale, Derbyshire. My brother Andrew walked past it on his walk yesterday. Summer here was interrupted by some overnight rain, and the day dawned cloudy. However, normal service was soon renewed, and we had another fine day, especially in the afternoon.Continue reading “Gardener’s boy”

First fruits (or rather, vegetables)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It goes to show that East Wemyss can look good even if the sun has gone in for a moment or two. And that he has a good eye for a composition, in my view. Summer continued in Langholm today. It was a degree or two coolerContinue reading “First fruits (or rather, vegetables)”