A bit of everything

Today’s guest picture, shot by my Newcastle correspondent’s husband Mario, shows a small fortune in guano being sat on by guillemots on the Farne Islands. It was a very middling sort of day today after a chilly night.  It was neither too hot nor too cold, there was neither sun nor rain, it didn’t temptContinue reading “A bit of everything”

Out to lunch

No guest picture of the day today (hint, hint) and a rather dull blog,  The picture below gives a clue as to why that should be. I was hoping to go a bit further but I got to bed too late last night and didn’t get up early enough today so that by the timeContinue reading “Out to lunch”

We’re having a heat wave

Today’s guest picture is of a guest, not by a guest.  It was actually taken by me and shows Anne, who took yesterday’s guest picture of the hummingbird hawkmoth, chatting to Mrs Tootlepedal over the garden hedge about the excitement of the sighting. After the energetic activity of the last two days, I rose lateContinue reading “We’re having a heat wave”

Slow progress

No guest picture again today but a big welcome to the first siskin in the garden for several weeks instead. It was mild yet again with gentle winds today, perfect for cycling and mowing the lawn and so I went cycling and mowed the lawn.  Everything in the garden was literally lovely and the onlyContinue reading “Slow progress”

Gentle activity

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent visit to Spain and shows a very flowery house in Santillana del Mar. It was another dry but grey and windy day today but we managed to fill it with undemanding activities so we didn’t miss the sun too much. We rose late and after aContinue reading “Gentle activity”

It was too good to last

Today’s picture comes from my sister.  It shows her with a party in a boat on Loch Oich (I think) in the Scottish Highlands where she was on holiday going down the Caledonian Canal in the barge that you can see in the background. After yesterday’s fine start to summer, today reverted to more normalContinue reading “It was too good to last”

Flying visit

Today’s picture is another from my sister Mary’s walk yesterday.  I think it was taken in Kew Gardens. That’s a bit more impressive than our pond, though if it keeps on raining like it did today, we may be able to match it soon.  It is a pity that my sister Susan, who is payingContinue reading “Flying visit”