Tea cake time

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  It shows a view of her garden from an upstairs room.  She tells me that her grass is left long to encourage wildlife and it has been sown with wildflowers which she hopes will appear later in the year. After yesterday’s glorious warm weather, it rainedContinue reading “Tea cake time”

Talking to my legs

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin.  He is visiting his son in California where he was impressed to see that every other parking space at his son’s place of work had an electric charging point.. We had an unusual day here today in that it didn’t rain at all.  People were walking roundContinue reading “Talking to my legs”

The key to success

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He gets up very early to walk his dogs before going to work and thus can take pictures like this with his phone. We had yet another day of intermittent showers, some very heavy and almost all quite short.  The shortest lasted about a minute but wasContinue reading “The key to success”

Past it

Today’s guest picture comes from my correspondent Elaine who saw the noble fir cones on yesterday’s post and has topped them with this wonderful set of lilac coloured cones which she saw in Half Morton churchyard a month ago.  I think that they may be Korean Fir cones. After some showery days, we had aContinue reading “Past it”

Interruptions and delays

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair.  He knows that I like cascades, so he sent me this picture of the Calton Steps in Edinburgh today. We had showers here today but nothing like they must have had in Edinburgh.  It was the sort of day when every time that you poked your noseContinue reading “Interruptions and delays”

Perfect timing

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and it features another Dale Chihuly glass artwork which she saw on her recent visit to Kew Gardens. We had some very heavy rain showers today but when they stopped, it was a pleasantly warm if rather muggy day.  It was too wet to do any gardeningContinue reading “Perfect timing”

Topping up

Today’s guest picture comes from my former colleague Ada and comes as a reminder of the Tour de France.  She tells me that she was sipping coffee in a cafe at the bottom of the mountain when her husband had this picture taken at the top of the Col du Tourmalet.  Hats off to him.Continue reading “Topping up”

A bit of a come down

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows a rather desolate city beach in Derby.  He tells me that it was fully booked and occupied in the sunshine a couple of days ago. There wouldn’t have been much demand for deck chairs in Langholm either today as it was just as wet andContinue reading “A bit of a come down”

A pedal, a toddle, a tootle and a gargle

The guest picture of the day comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She recently took a break in the Highlands of Scotland where she saw this lovely little tree creeper. The forecast was for sunshine and light winds in the morning and rain and strong wind in the afternoon.  As I was hoping to haveContinue reading “A pedal, a toddle, a tootle and a gargle”

A scone with a story

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s stay in Northumberland and shows a colourful view from the bridge over the River Breamish which appeared in a previous post. The strong winds of yesterday continued overnight and were still blowing this morning so I was happy to stay in and welcome Dropscone for a cup ofContinue reading “A scone with a story”