Song, birds and bees

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a perfect moment this afternoon for a riverside view in Derby. We had another cool, but not cold day here, and apart from some very light drizzle in the afternoon, it stayed dry. We were thus able to cycle to church after breakfast, where asContinue reading “Song, birds and bees”

A fine memorial

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She came up from Portsmouth to meet my other two sisters on the south bank of the Thames for coffee, a catchup and a meal. She took a picture of Waterloo Bridge on her way to meet them. We had to get up and organised quite promptlyContinue reading “A fine memorial”

Slowing up

Today’s guest picture is another from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. She was very taken by the beautiful countryside she found on her visit. We had another fine day here, occasionally cloudy, occasionally sunny, but always dry. A cool north wind reminded us that summer has perhaps permanently slippedContinue reading “Slowing up”

More rain, another walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He must have been flying into or out of Edinburgh Airport, as he points out that if you look carefully between the blades of the propeller, you can see the new Forth Road Bridge. We had another grey, but calm and reasonably warm day here today. TheContinue reading “More rain, another walk”

A busy but uneventful day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She came upon a herd of deer on a visit to Somerset yesterday. We woke to a grey and wet day here, and although it dried up, it didn’t get much less grey until the very end of the day. With nothing better to do, I putContinue reading “A busy but uneventful day”

A fond farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He visited the standing stones at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis, and wants us to know that the sun wasn’t shining everywhere in Britain yesterday. The sun certainly was shining here again today, and once again, we felt it sensible to take in the outdoors inContinue reading “A fond farewell”

Going green

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy. He tried growing a wild flower bed beside his house this year, and he is very pleased with the result. We had another very hot day here, and the flowers are tending to get a bit tired . . . . . . as are the blackbirds. Once againContinue reading “Going green”

Shooting the breeze

Today’s guest picture is another from Irving Bell. He tells me that he often sees this fox, but never when he has a zoom lens to hand. We had another lovely sunny day today, and though it seems to be rude to complain about it, it got almost too hot in the sun as theContinue reading “Shooting the breeze”

Well timed

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s outing to East Anglia. He visited the handsome church at Swaffham today. As far as the weather went, the day started well and gradually got worse as time went by. I took advantage of the sunny weather in the morning to mow the front lawn, edge bothContinue reading “Well timed”

Wrecked by a siren call

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She passed this striking passion flower in a front garden on her walk today. Reliable information tells me that there was a brilliantly sunny dawn here today, but by the time that I got up, it was grey and cloudy. After breakfast and the crossword, I walkedContinue reading “Wrecked by a siren call”