Some music at last

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. It was her birthday today, and as the planned family activities had to be postponed for reasons out of her control, she went for a walk by the canal instead. She was very impressed by this floating garden. We had another fine day here, but it tookContinue reading “Some music at last”

Some ups and downs

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s visit to his local park today. He chose a good day for it. Once again I managed to keep to my resolve to do some work on the Archive Group’s newspaper index after breakfast. I am getting back in the groove and completed more pages than IContinue reading “Some ups and downs”

Going wild

Today’s guest picture comes from Mark’s marathon walk over the twelve hills round the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve last Sunday. It shows the party at 5am in Langholm at the start; on top of Tinnis Hill (the first hill) at 8.30am; on the high point of the walk at Roan Fell cairn (the fourth hillContinue reading “Going wild”

Surprisingly cheerful

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She went for a walk this morning, hoping to get thoroughly soaked by a welcome shower of rain. Sadly, she was disappointed, but she took a fine picture of the canal lock in action while she was out. I start today’s post with a picture from yesterday.Continue reading “Surprisingly cheerful”

An upbeat ending

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Although London is suffering from a severe lack of rain, she found this delightfully watery scene in an otherwise dried up Hyde Park yesterday. Our run of coolish weather continued here today, but it was dry and occasionally sunny. I rather frittered away the morning, though IContinue reading “An upbeat ending”

Over the hills and quite far away

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She had heard of the bottlebrush tree before but she was quite surprised to see this bottle tree on a garden visit. Our day started with a check on the trail camera. There had been overnight hedgehog sightings. We were very happy. Then we had aContinue reading “Over the hills and quite far away”

Cooler heads

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She went out very early yesterday to avoid the excessive heat in London, and was just in time to see a train passing a canal. The resulting picture takes quite a bit of deconstructing to work out what is going on. After hitting us with 94°F (34.4°C)Continue reading “Cooler heads”

Going far

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. The seals enjoy the sunshine there too. The first picture in today’s post only just sneaked in as it was taken just after midnight last night. I missed the full moon a day or two ago. The skies were still clear when we wokeContinue reading “Going far”

A cycle (and an occasional walk) on the wild side

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was on his way to Kings Lynn when he came to a bridge at Stamford. Knowing that I like a bridge, he took a photograph of it. It was another dull day here, and to suit the weather we had rather a dull morning with onlyContinue reading “A cycle (and an occasional walk) on the wild side”

On the up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who found a quiet moment in a visit to a cafe to reflect on things. Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . We had another lovely day here today, though at times when the sun was fully out, it was almost too hot, a good complaintContinue reading “On the up”