A good deal of to-ing and fro-ing

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She came across some very colourful fungus on her walk today. With high pressure settled over us, we had another quiet and chilly day here today. There was no sun about and as a result there was no mist either. It was too chilly to make cyclingContinue reading “A good deal of to-ing and fro-ing”

Another sock trial

Today’s guest picture comes from Canonbie friend Simon. He took to the northern English fells yesterday and came across this handsome beck near High Cup Nick. Simon was lucky that he went on his walk yesterday because there was a change in the weather today and the hills and towns in our area were coveredContinue reading “Another sock trial”

A touch of late colour

Today’s guest picture come from our sonTony in East Wemyss. Not only do they have apparently perpetual sunshine there, but they also have free apples for passers by. It is a demi-paradise. We had another cool and cloudy morning here and, typically, we had just got settled down to coffee in the garden when theContinue reading “A touch of late colour”

Serious rain at last

Today’s guest picture of her allotment was sent to me by our daughter Annie, and shows that she takes after her mother…and then some.  She did get some help. The day started with lovely sunshine and steadily got greyer until it was raining in Edinburgh  when we got there.   We were not complaining as theContinue reading “Serious rain at last”

Scaling scone mountain

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has just got round to sorting through some more of his Marseille pictures.  This one shows the village of L’Estaque and a view popular with Braque, Cezanne and other famous painters. The wind did move round today as forecast but it was neither as strong notContinue reading “Scaling scone mountain”

Stepping out for a new year

Today’s guest picture shows a colourful winter scene from Parliament Hill in London a few days ago and was sent to me by my sister Mary. The new year arrived in a more polite and agreeable mood than the old year stamped off in. A calm and dry day was very welcome but a lightContinue reading “Stepping out for a new year”

Troubled by the wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent and shows her daughter Hannah taking part in the Newcastle Vamos festival celebrating Latino music.  What fun. The wind was all that was forecast today (40-50mph) and sometimes it felt as though it was even stronger than that and we had worries about trees in the gardenContinue reading “Troubled by the wind”

At last, a little action

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who met these fearsome beasts on a trip to Wallington, a National Trust property near Morpeth. I didn’t take the opportunity to go for a morning pedal with Dropscone today and I am very happy about this as he tells me that he had a ride thatContinue reading “At last, a little action”