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”

Not much to recommend it

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary, who took a trip to the country at the weekend and came upon this delightful scene. We had a thoroughly soggy day here today with rain almost uninterrupted from dawn until dusk. Under the circumstances, a visit from Dropscone for coffee was more than usually welcome.  HeContinue reading “Not much to recommend it”

A touch of snow

I have delved into my archives to find today’s guest picture sent by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia last October.  It shows a footpath that is not totally welcoming. We woke to an altered view from our upstairs window. The snow hadn’t got down as far as the town though and I was able to walkContinue reading “A touch of snow”

Where was that sunshine?

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony’s series of perfect weather in East Wemyss. We were promised good weather by noon and as it was still a bit chilly in the morning, I was more than usually happy to see Dropscone arrive (with traditional Friday treacle scones) for a cup of coffee or two.  IContinue reading “Where was that sunshine?”