Bad decision

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz who encountered this large snail when out on her morning walk. She got away safely though. The forecast offered a still, dry and cool morning, followed by an afternoon of light rain. A sensible fellow would have been off on his bike while the going was good.Continue reading “Bad decision”

Twice bitten

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who captured this raindrop in his vegetable garden on his phone. Our hot weather continued, although the thermometer level dropped a little and it even rained at midday. But with the temperature at 75°F and the humidity at 90% at its maximum, it didn’t feel any fresherContinue reading “Twice bitten”

A curious connection

Today’s guest picture is the newt that Bruce was seen going to great lengths to photograph in a recent guest picture of the day. The newt prefers to remain anonymous. We had another very hot day by our standards today, with the thermometer well over 80°F in the afternoon. A weather station in the townContinue reading “A curious connection”

A day of sitting around

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline from Southsea on the south coast. She attended a coffee morning in a well sheltered garden where a small group of carefully separated friends were able to meet and chat. Our garden coffee gathering here was more open to the elements… …but fortunately, kind temperatures and lightContinue reading “A day of sitting around”

Swift action

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss where the perpetual sunshine has brought his well protected vegetable plot on nicely. Having had fine weather suitable for June in May, we are back to having cool and changeable weather suitable for May in June. It was a day of occasional showers andContinue reading “Swift action”

Collapse of plan (and planner)

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset corespondent Venetia.  She went to Castle Ashby in Northamptonshire to play music and had some time to look at a fine spiral staircase at the orangery while she was there. We had what looks as though it might be the last day of our warm and sunny spellContinue reading “Collapse of plan (and planner)”

Unreliable evidence

Today’s guest picture is a lupin in the wild taken by our son Tony on one of his walks…. …and as a change from my usual practice, I have put another guest picture in the post today to show Tony’s lupin in context. I had hoped to go on a longer and slower bike rideContinue reading “Unreliable evidence”

Hard work

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba.  It was sent to her by a friend and was taken by her friend’s nephew, James Greig .  James farms near Melita, MB and is the third generation to work that land.  He has a good eye for a photo and those interestedContinue reading “Hard work”

Rained off

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She got down to sea level in Madeira and brilliantly caught this Atlantic spotted dolphin in mid leap. Our spell of great weather is coming to an end but we are being let down gently before rain and gales blow in tomorrow night and we had a calm, warmContinue reading “Rained off”

A kindly wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was impressed by this polite message on an Edinburgh tram…especially as the delay was only for three minutes. The jet stream is currently rushing down one side of the British Isles and up the other, trapping some quite chilly air over the top of us andContinue reading “A kindly wind”

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