Betterflies

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She came across this charming bridge on a recent walk. I like the wooden rails, a contrast to our stone parapets here. We had some welcome rain overnight, but it had cleared away by the time that we were up and about. I got back toContinue reading “Betterflies”

A surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met a very well turned out gardener on her way to play tennis in Regent’s Park recently. We had another dry summer day here today, but once again the temperatures remained at a very comfortable level, and we were able to carry on life without unwantedContinue reading “A surprise”

Wrecked by a siren call

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She passed this striking passion flower in a front garden on her walk today. Reliable information tells me that there was a brilliantly sunny dawn here today, but by the time that I got up, it was grey and cloudy. After breakfast and the crossword, I walkedContinue reading “Wrecked by a siren call”

A quiet day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She took our granddaughter Evie to Battersea Park for an alfresco breakfast this morning. Although they didn’t go boating, she tells me that they still had fun in two play parks. After a fair bit of rain overnight, we woke to another day of variable weather hereContinue reading “A quiet day”

Back in the groove again

Today’s guest picture(s) come from Dropscone’s holiday in Devon. He took a trip on the Babbacombe cliff railway. We had a very familiar sort of day here now that we are back home. We rose rather late to let us recover from the journey yesterday, and then we had coffee with our neighbour Margaret. ItContinue reading “Back in the groove again”

A song, a stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. She has been visiting my sister Mary, and took a picture to show what Mary does in Regents Park when she isn’t taking the photographs that often appear here as guest pictures. We had a generally sunny, but rather chilly day here, and we needed a coat as weContinue reading “A song, a stroll and a song”

Sunshine and song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She has just had a short holiday on the Isle of Wight, and found a sunny day to visit Ventnor Botanical Gardens. We had a warm day here, with a lot of excellent sunshine and light winds. It would have been the perfect day for a longContinue reading “Sunshine and song”

Help for old knees

Today’s guest picture shows the West Mill at Darley Abbey Mills in Derby. My brother Andrew passed it on his walk today, and a good deal of noise indicated that it was being used as a wedding venue. We had a generally dry day, with only one short shower to disturb the gardeners. Both SandyContinue reading “Help for old knees”

Tremendously sociable

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She was playing tennis in Regents Park again yesterday, and couldn’t help noticing that the park gardeners have been busy. We had another below zero morning (-1°C, 29°F) followed by a fine day here. We hardly had time to notice the weather though, as we were theContinue reading “Tremendously sociable”

A stake in the future

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. He thinks that it must be spring because the council have put up a bouncy castle at the boating pond. As it was below freezing when we got up today, spring was on hold for a bit here, but it was bright and sunny andContinue reading “A stake in the future”