The same again

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss.  “Are there any shore birds about”, I asked him.  “Plenty”, he said.  And sent me the proof. Life in the lockdown goes on in a well ordered pattern of pottering, walking and cycling and today was no different. After breakfast and the crossword, IContinue reading “The same again”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon.   He came across a tree beside the river at Canonbie, about which it can be truly said that the bottom has fallen out of its world. We had a frosty start to the day here but thanks to my policy of rising slowly and late,Continue reading “A cold start”

Scary but satisfying

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who managed to find some splendid blossom on a recent permitted walk. Although the forecast for today was for a worse day than yesterday, it was in fact just as good a day, not quite so warm in the morning when it was cloudy but sunny andContinue reading “Scary but satisfying”

Cleaning up

Today’s guest post comes from our son Alistair. He found a welcome visitor in his garden and took this splendid picture of it. We had two unusual things to contend with when we got up. It had rained overnight and there was a greenfinch and a goldfinch on the feeder. I was able to copeContinue reading “Cleaning up”

A surprise

Today’s guest picture is another from the East Wemyss riviera where the sun always shines it seems.  Our son Tony sent us this shadowy portrait of one of his dogs. The run of cool, dry weather continued today and we needed a coat to keep us warm as we cycled to church after breakfast toContinue reading “A surprise”

A garden visit

Today’s guest picture shows one of our son Tony’s dogs enjoying the sunshine on the East Wemyss Riviera.  It’s lip-smackingly good there. Our spell of dry and sunny weather started its drift to normality today as the temperature dropped a degree or two and the sun became rather shy as the day went on, butContinue reading “A garden visit”

A step too far

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz, who recently visited the Eden Project in Cornwall and came across this giant insect. We had another lovely day here and the flowers were looking very cheerful as a result, whether hanging over the edge of the dam… ..or popping up in a flower bed. New tulipsContinue reading “A step too far”

Test ride

Today’s guest picture is a triumph of patient gardening.  Mike and Alison Tinker have been tending a kowhai plant (a New Zealand native) for twelve years and this year it has finally flowered.  Alison took the picture and Mike sent it to me. I leapt out of bed, had breakfast, dashed on my cycling gear….andContinue reading “Test ride”

Just a little bit more

Today’s guest post comes from our son Tony who has been having wonderful weather lately on the shores of the Firth of Forth. Our day started brightly…. …after another frosty morning but as the day went on, the clouds came over. Dropscone dropped in for coffee, bringing treacle scones with him.  He is very excitedContinue reading “Just a little bit more”

Farewell to Andrew

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s stay in Aberdeenshire.  He visited Lil’ C’s American Diner near Oyne and sent me this picture.  The beer, Doom Bar, had come a long way as it is brewed in Cornwall and Bruce and I had drunk a pint of it ten years ago in a pub in CornwallContinue reading “Farewell to Andrew”