Return of the pesky peckers

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She may live in a big city but she can still find lovely flowers to enjoy like this Choisya close to her home. We had another warm night and another warm day here, and another set of rain showers to go with it. The garden and theContinue reading “Return of the pesky peckers”

Running scared

Today’s guest picture is the third and last of the inviting gates and doors that Venetia discovered when she visited that garden at Whatcombe in Somerset. Once again we had a frosty night here (min 25.5 °F ), and once again we had a chilly morning. It was dry though, and the wind was briskContinue reading “Running scared”

Less rain, more wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was pleased to find that recent rain had refreshed the Markeaton Brook in Derby. He tells me that although it looks very bucolic, it is actually running through the heart of the city We had a miserably cold start to the day, with a cruel northerlyContinue reading “Less rain, more wind”

Not getting wet

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who had a choice of views from his place of work yesterday. We had another frosty night here, followed by an even chillier day than of late with that persistent north easterly wind still blowing. There were some light showers in the morning, heavy enough to beContinue reading “Not getting wet”

Taking to the hills

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He came across the River Erewash on a recent walk. It was a peaceful scene. I almost wrote that we had another frosty night followed by a sunny day our of sheer force of habit, but as it happened, we didn’t have a frosty night at all,Continue reading “Taking to the hills”

Taking it easy

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. His phone reminded him that he had taken this picture of two cheerful walkers resting on a bench by the river seven years ago. We were much younger then. The caption on Gavin’s picture reminds us that our granddaughter Matilda has now just turned seven and thatContinue reading “Taking it easy”

The long awaited scone

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He had business in Banbury today which he combined with a walk along the canal there. We didn’t have a freezing night which was welcome but the morning felt quite chilly in an easterly wind with light cloud cover. I had time to sieve some more compostContinue reading “The long awaited scone”

Like snaw aff a dyke

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. It shows her daughter Jane and their dog Riley on their walk this morning in some very unexpected snow near the Auld Stane Brig. Liz and Jane get up early for their walks but there was still some snow about on our lawns when I poked myContinue reading “Like snaw aff a dyke”

Magical geometry

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She took in a plant to protect it from the winter and it has grown so well indoors that she can’t get it back out into the garden again, and it is blushing unseen in the utility room. Nothing much would have wanted to be going outContinue reading “Magical geometry”

In a jam

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He noticed two lambs playing leapfrog on his walk today. After a foul night of wind and rain, we were provided with a foul day of wind and rain to follow it. On occasions, the rain did ease off to a drizzle but it was still aContinue reading “In a jam”