Two sociable outings

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He took his daughter Matilda to Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh where she found a friend. I didn’t have time for any Archive Group work after breakfast today because I had arranged to meet my walking friend Mark to show him a route that he hadn’t taken before.Continue reading “Two sociable outings”

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”

Small things

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who has been visiting the Lake District again. He took this lovely shot of St Cuthbert’s Church at Kentmere. The red sky last night didn’t bring us a sunny day, but it was much brighter and more cheerful than yesterday, and this was very welcome. IContinue reading “Small things”

Growing

Today’s guest picture is another fine dawn dog shot from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony gets up very early every working day. If I had got up early, I would have found a misty morning here, but the mist had cleared and it was another sunny day by the time that I emerged. MrsContinue reading “Growing”

Intolerable

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She put our trail camera out last night and captured a welcome visitor. I had every intention of going for a bike ride today, but I was defeated by the thermometer. By the time that Sandy and Margaret had come round for coffee, the temperature had already risenContinue reading “Intolerable”

Raising the temperature

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He took this picture of the station at Stamford last week, while he was waiting to meet my two eldest sisters who were joining him for an outing. It was not busy. The forecast rise in temperature duly took place today (after another very light shower ofContinue reading “Raising the temperature”

A surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met a very well turned out gardener on her way to play tennis in Regent’s Park recently. We had another dry summer day here today, but once again the temperatures remained at a very comfortable level, and we were able to carry on life without unwantedContinue reading “A surprise”

Two social cycles

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. They do things on a large scale in Canada, and her picture shows guests at a fly-in pancake breakfast that her husband organized at his flying club. They fed 260 people. She tells me that the alarming sky wasn’t as bad as it looks, andContinue reading “Two social cycles”

Singing, biking and shopping

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She has been visiting Cornwall, where she found this military display of sunflowers all in a row. Our sunflowers are not nearly out yet but the sun was certainly out here today, and we had another lovely summer day. We cycled to church in the morning,Continue reading “Singing, biking and shopping”

Definitely summer

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows sea bathing at East Wemyss yesterday. We had a lovely summer day here from dawn to dusk. As a result we spent a lot of time in the garden, including having our coffee with Margaret while we were seated in the shade of the walnutContinue reading “Definitely summer”