A drop of golden sun

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who felt that he could prove that East Wemyss has fine trees as well as seemingly eternal sunshine. For a change, we had some sunshine here too today, but as it came hand in hand with a very gusty and nippy east wind and a drop inContinue reading “A drop of golden sun”

Taking a walk

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary Jo.  This one is from Manitoba and shows a tree that took to autumn in stages. We were greeted by frosty weather when we got up today, but once again it was dry so we weren’t complaining too much.  It was too cold for cycling and I wasContinue reading “Taking a walk”

A ride, a walk and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  Her hostas have been frozen but still offer some golden colour to brighten up her garden. It was another mercifully dry day here, but it was grey and chilly with the temperature well in single figures at breakfast. I was in no hurry to get upContinue reading “A ride, a walk and a song”

Gorgeous

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and scores high points as it has two of my favourite things in it, a canal and a bridge.  It is at Butterley. It was a beautiful day with a hint of genuine warmth about it but still with enough bite in the light wind to keepContinue reading “Gorgeous”

Party time

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent walk along the canals of Birmingham. We kept our dry weather today but there was no sign of sunshine so the temperature was at a more natural level for the first of March. Following on the experience of the garden playing host to a partridge (thoughContinue reading “Party time”

Walking the walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She has been suffering from a bad cold but has recovered enough to walk up to Kenwood House to have a coffee and a mince pie in the cafe.  She found a very fine day for her excursion. We had another calm and sunny day here todayContinue reading “Walking the walk”

Light showers

Today’s guest picture is a reminder of a sunny day just past and shows an unusual view of the Benty bridge and church.  It was taken by my friend Bruce and stars his wife, Lesley as ‘The Lady on the Bridge’. The sun made infrequent appearances today and in between the sunny spells, there wereContinue reading “Light showers”

A late flash

Today’s guest picture is an owl spotted by Dropscone on his recent visit to Kent.  It was keeping an eye on things near a graveyard. We had another cold, grey and wet morning today with added icy patches so I was very happy to find things to do in the house.  The  ground is stillContinue reading “A late flash”

A start and stop day

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike and Alison’s New Zealand adventure.  Mike thought correctly that it might warm me up.  He tells me that it shows Mapua with Rabbit Island in the background. At the other end of the earth from Mapua, we had a suitably dark and grey occasion here as we approachContinue reading “A start and stop day”

Bike care

Today’s guest picture shows Dropscone’s grandson Leo on the starting line for the Langholm Grand Prix. The promised rain is still holding off and it was another calm, grey day, ideal for cycling today.  Sadly, I had arranged to take my bikes down to the bike shop in Longtown for their annual service so cyclingContinue reading “Bike care”