Consecutive coffees

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa where Langholm exile Tom photographed a welcome sign of spring, a nice bunch of clivias. We have many signs of autumn here but after yesterday’s chilly morning, we were back to more gentle temperatures today. It has generally been so mild overnight that the turning of the yearContinue reading “Consecutive coffees”

A day of action

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who visited Melbourne Hall in south Derbyshire today. He was rightly very pleased to get both sky and water properly exposed on a very sunny day. We woke to a very sunny morning here too today, which disguised the fact that it was still rather cold (7°C)Continue reading “A day of action”

A short song cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He thinks that this pretty pot rose of his has a very fitting name, “Alpine Sunset”. We did have a good sunset here today, but we had a very grey dawn and it rained while we were in church, so once again we got damp bottomsContinue reading “A short song cycle”

A gift from nature

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She is on holiday in Norfolk and was diverted through circumstances beyond her control from her original destination of Great Yarmouth, which is by the sea, to Swaffham, which is in the middle of nowhere. A consolation is the elegant tower on the church of St PeterContinue reading “A gift from nature”

Organ failure (and success)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found himself walking along the bank of the River Derwent yesterday. We had another dry but grey morning here today. It was rather gloomy at first . . . . . . but it was pleasant enough after breakfast as we cycled to church to singContinue reading “Organ failure (and success)”

Busy doing nothing

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He was up at the crack of dawn today with his dogs to see a typical East Wemyss day in the making. On the other side of the country, we had a different picture when we got up (several hours later than Tony) with mist covered hillsContinue reading “Busy doing nothing”

In the doghouse

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found a fine robin’s pin cushion on a wild rose when she was out walking today. It is a gall caused by the larvae of a tiny gall wasp, Dipoloepis rosae. We had another grey cool day today, but it was pleasant enough for a walkContinue reading “In the doghouse”

Fade to grey

Today’s guest picture comes from Manitoba, where my correspondent Lucie has grown a fine sunflower (with added friends). After yesterday’s brilliant sunshine, it was a disappointment to wake up to a very different day here today. It started grey, it ended grey, and in between, it was grey. It was neither warm not cold, butContinue reading “Fade to grey”

Suspense

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who, after his otter yesterday, met an European eagle owl today. It is very exciting living in East Wemyss. We had a calm and cloudy day here today, but we didn’t get wet when we cycled to church this week. We had an extremely select choir ofContinue reading “Suspense”

Crossed lines

Today’s guest photograph comes from my sister Caroline. She found some nice looking lawn tennis courts where people seemed to prefer drinking coffee to playing the game. We had another day here which took a bit of time to warm up, but by midday, the clouds had cleared away and it was wonderfully sunny butContinue reading “Crossed lines”