A new addition to an old walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She found the the council had let things grow beside the seaside at Portsmouth. After overnight rain, a welcome event for the garden, we had a cool grey, windy day here today. I dillied and dallied after breakfast, and didn’t really get into action until Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “A new addition to an old walk”

Out twice

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He met this example of South Africa’s national bird, a blue crane, while out on his bicycle. We finally got a warm day here after what seems like months of freezing or near freezing cold weather. It was only 43°F (6°C) at half pastContinue reading “Out twice”

Hanging about

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister, Elizabeth. She hangs out a good array of different feeders and was rewarded by a visit from long tailed tits. The forecast was quite correct. It was just as cold this morning as it has been for the past few days but there was no sun to brightenContinue reading “Hanging about”

This side and that

Today’s guest picture shows a couple of flamingos trying to keep warm by dancing in our son Alistair’s snowy Edinburgh garden. It was pretty hard to keep warm in our garden this morning even though it isn’t very snowy at all, but I had to go out into the chilly air after breakfast when weContinue reading “This side and that”

Lining up a new route

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found a very elaborate tree on one of her local walks. After a night of rain, we woke to a morning of rain. To show how one day runs almost invisibly into another during lockdown, when I was considering yesterday’s post I completely forgot thatContinue reading “Lining up a new route”

Top down or Langholm under a cloud

Today’s guest picture is from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He found a delightful beach in nearby Kirkcaldy when out walking his dogs. Our spell of dry weather under a ridge of high pressure is coming to an end, and it gave us a taste of things to come with ten tenths cloud fromContinue reading “Top down or Langholm under a cloud”

Gales, what gales?

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s visit to Regents Park this week on her way to play tennis. Another circular feature caught her eye. It is Triton blowing a conch shell while being supported by mermaids. The forecast for today was horrendous with heavy rain and fifty miles an hour winds but theContinue reading “Gales, what gales?”

Two contrasting walks

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who visited the famous gardens at Kew and was very impressed by this statue. It leaves Mr Grumpy looking like a little ray of sunshine. We had a close run thing here with the temperature dropping to a single degree above freezing in the early morning. FortunatelyContinue reading “Two contrasting walks”

Back to grey again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He had to wait on his car journey today to let a very big delivery turn off the main road. Our brief spell of warmer weather came to an abrupt end and we went back to grey, windy and cool conditions today. As a result, I was in noContinue reading “Back to grey again”

A late tour

Today’s guest picture comes from Paul’s Lake District trip. He found the locals were looking at the visitors just as hard as the visitors were looking at the scenery. We had a rather curious day here. It was dry and occasionally sunny but there was brisk north wind blowing and it was extremely chilly forContinue reading “A late tour”