Out and out

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who lives in Southsea in Portsmouth. She found a brisk breeze rippling the waters of a fountain on her walk today. After two days of rain, it was a relief to wake up to a different sort of day here today. This was the view from anContinue reading “Out and out”

Two walks

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He came across this very striking yellow brain (Tremella mesenterica) fungus on his walk with his wife Lesley today. After the hefty winds and vigorous rain of yesterday, it was a relief to wake up to a much calmer picture today, even if it was a ratherContinue reading “Two walks”

The last day of summer?

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin who is on holiday in the west of the region. He rightly thought this old church in the middle of a field near Isle of Whithorn might interest me. It was established in the early 12th century by Fergus, Lord of Galloway. It is Cruggleton Church andContinue reading “The last day of summer?”

Caught out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who saw this impressive looking boat sailing under the Forth Bridges when he was dropping his partner Marianne off at her work this morning. We had another day of brisk winds and variable weather here. When the sun was out, which it was from time to time,Continue reading “Caught out”

Up the wall

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  Photo opportunities are scarce in lockdown London but she captured this squirrel with her phone on her short local walk today. It was another chilly and mostly grey day here but once again it was dry and the rain gauge has been stubbornly recording no inches ofContinue reading “Up the wall”

A certain familiarity

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  A wood pigeon has made a nest in her hornbeam tree and looks quite comfortable there. We had a dry and sunless day and the wind had calmed down a lot so I thought it might be a good day to get out on my bike.  Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “A certain familiarity”

Taking it easy

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent.  She tells me that her husband Mario met these attractive creatures at at Weetslade country park, another of the North East’s redeveloped former pit sites. I felt remarkably well when I got up but was quite pleased to find it was a grey and drizzly day whichContinue reading “Taking it easy”

A day of rest

Today’s guest picture shows the Broomholm Island Bridge over the Esk.  It was taken by Dropscone, who went for a walk at the weekend when a golf competition was cancelled due to a waterlogged course. We had another wet and miserable morning to greet us on waking but once again, I didn’t care as IContinue reading “A day of rest”