A useful outing

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit my Somerset correspondent, Venetia, made to Benter Village. She met with some fowl play while she was there. In the way that these things often happen, we got a day of pretty good weather just when I couldn’t make good use of it. My toothache was still badContinue reading “A useful outing”

A weather lesson

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Richard, a distinguished former member of our Carlisle choir tenor section. He noticed two poplar hawk moths doing what they can to ensure the continuation of the species. We had a less confusing day today here as far as the weather went. It kept dry all day, thoughContinue reading “A weather lesson”

Rising to the occasion

Today’s guest picture is a very unusual white thistle spotted by our neighbour Liz on one of her morning walks. I didn’t really surface today until coffee time, delayed by a tricky crossword, a phone call from our daughter and general laziness. But to save time later, I combined coffee in the garden with aContinue reading “Rising to the occasion”

Unexpected calm

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent outing. As well as interesting cliffs, she saw a whole field of flax. Between the two inches of rain that fell yesterday and the strong winds that are expected tomorrow, today was a sort of placid buffer zone, grey and occasionally drizzly but cool and calm, notContinue reading “Unexpected calm”

A grey day cheered up by visitors

Today’s guest picture features one of our visitors today and just goes to prove that we are not the only recent grandparents about.  This is Dropscone taking the grandparenting business with Emily very seriously.  I am afraid that I don’t know who took the picture. We had a dry but grey morning, rather cooler thanContinue reading “A grey day cheered up by visitors”

Betrayed by indolence (and the weather forecast)

Today’s fine guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She was luckier than us and was able to enjoy the eclipse of the moon last night.  We were clouded over. Although I had promised myself a bike ride in the morning before forecast rain arrived, I was not at my perkiest when I staggeredContinue reading “Betrayed by indolence (and the weather forecast)”

A slow day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan’s old friend Stephen who has been spending a week with his wife in Port Douglas, in Far North Queensland. He tells me that it is mid-winter there, and so the temperature is down to a chilly 25-26 degrees.  He sent me this suitably wintry illustration. It is summerContinue reading “A slow day”

Making a bed (but not lying on it)

Today’s guest picture comes from Sue, who lives at the bottom of the town, and sees interesting things in her garden. Just because Sue sees more interesting things in her garden than we do in ours, she kindly invited me (and my camera) down to see what we could see this morning, so after breakfast,Continue reading “Making a bed (but not lying on it)”

A trio of trios

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  She really does have a scientific rain gauge and she was very pleased to find it had some rain in it, as they too have been suffering from a drought. We had a gentle spot or two of rain today but once again it was notContinue reading “A trio of trios”

Catching up

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile, Irving.  He tells me that he hasn’t seen this recent visitor to his garden in Lochmaben for some time. It was good to be back home again today after the very enjoyable visit to London but the weather didn’t seem very pleased to see me as it wasContinue reading “Catching up”

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