Compost fun

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She went to The Newt with my sister Mary recently, and took this picture of Mary sitting in contemplation in the Story of Gardening exhibition there. We had to get the watering cans out again today. To be fair, it did rain a couple of timesContinue reading “Compost fun”

Sing, walk, sing , cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon, who is in Sandwich in Kent, helping with the preparations for the forthcoming Open Championship at the golf club there. He was much struck by the flint walls in the town. We had another very calm day here today, and this made an otherwise rather cool andContinue reading “Sing, walk, sing , cycle”

A doubly reflective walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He saw not just one, but two butterflies on his walk with his dogs today. We had a pleasantly warm and unusually calm day today. The temperature never got much above 18°C but thanks to the lack of wind, it felt warmer than that. We had coffeeContinue reading “A doubly reflective walk”

Up for the cup

Today’s guest picture shows a colourful bed in the secret garden in Regents Park. It was taken by my sister Mary, and brings a much needed note of colour into another grey day here. After a second wet and windy night, we had another windy day but not so wet. This was a relief, andContinue reading “Up for the cup”

Blow dry

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited Coal Drops Yard beside the canal near St Pancras on one of her recent walks. It is described on Google Maps as ‘an upscale shopping centre in stylish digs’, and is normally crowded with visitors. Although the wind is moaning and the rain is batteringContinue reading “Blow dry”

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”