A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. When I looked in my files, I saw that I hadn’t used this fine picture of deer that he sent me a week or so ago. We had a quiet start to the day but I had managed to get out on my shopping bike as farContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

Coup de grâce

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It was taken on his recent visit to Langholm and shows an old chap with too much time on his hands tearing up a cardboard packet to go into the compost. We had a second fine, dry, warm day here, and very welcome it was too afterContinue reading “Coup de grâce”

Thoroughly alarmed

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He met two new friends on his walk yesterday. In contravention of my unwritten rule to use only pictures taken on the day of a post, I am starting today with a picture I took yesterday when we were on our way to visit Mike and Anne.Continue reading “Thoroughly alarmed”

A quiet day at home

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. We read an article recently which told us to be more respectful of flies as they are very useful pollinators, so I have put his picture of a tenthredo lividae sawfly here out of respect. We had a reasonably warm but very grey day here. In spiteContinue reading “A quiet day at home”

Compost fun

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She went to The Newt with my sister Mary recently, and took this picture of Mary sitting in contemplation in the Story of Gardening exhibition there. We had to get the watering cans out again today. To be fair, it did rain a couple of timesContinue reading “Compost fun”

Rain tomorrow

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows the harvest ripening in East Wemyss. We had another cloudy but dry day here today. The wind was light and the temperature rose to 70°F (21°C) in the mid afternoon. As we think that 70°F is a perfect temperature for being in the garden, weContinue reading “Rain tomorrow”

Wilting a bit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found it a little chilly on Skegness pier this evening on a visit to the east coast of England. It wasn’t at all chilly here as we had another very warm day, with the thermometer showing 27°C (80°F) in the afternoon. It is still well overContinue reading “Wilting a bit”

A little bit over the top

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the (very) old school at Beardsall on one of his recent walks in the sunshine. Our run of lovely summer days here continued today, but once again it was marginally hotter than was totally comfortable in the direct sun, so we took things quietly asContinue reading “A little bit over the top”

Back on the bike again

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He went on a family walk to his local park and met another family also out for a stroll. We woke up to a perfect summer day today and I went out at quarter to eight to greet the smiling morn. It was such a nice dayContinue reading “Back on the bike again”

A longstanding complaint

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who knowing my taste for bridges, sent me this handsome example from the Kennet and Avon Canal at the Caen Hill locks. We had a very pleasant day today, and when the sun shone, which it did quite a lot, it felt much like summer again.Continue reading “A longstanding complaint”