Song, birds and bees

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a perfect moment this afternoon for a riverside view in Derby. We had another cool, but not cold day here, and apart from some very light drizzle in the afternoon, it stayed dry. We were thus able to cycle to church after breakfast, where asContinue reading “Song, birds and bees”

A mystery knee

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to The Newt by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She found a fine display of Curcurbitae (gourds to you and me) dangling from a pergola. We had another cool, dry day here, with quite a bit of sunshine until it started to rain in the early evening. It wasn’tContinue reading “A mystery knee”

Fame at last.

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. It shows a curious old gentleman who went with him on a walk yesterday. We were up and away promptly after breakfast when we cycled up to join the volunteers at the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve tree nursery. The last few trays of seedlings needed toContinue reading “Fame at last.”

Two sociable outings

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He took his daughter Matilda to Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh where she found a friend. I didn’t have time for any Archive Group work after breakfast today because I had arranged to meet my walking friend Mark to show him a route that he hadn’t taken before.Continue reading “Two sociable outings”

A sunny day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows East Wemyss at its best in my view. We had a lovely summer day here today, in marked contrast to the weather yesterday. Naturally, since it was a fine day for gardening, Mrs Tootlepedal found herself called to go to take minutes at a meeting.Continue reading “A sunny day”

Rising to the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba. She tells me that she was doing an “Attila the gardener” on some Virginia Creeper when she found this nest. She quickly covered it up again. We were subject to uncertain weather today, with brisk winds pushing clouds across the sky. The clouds broke up toContinue reading “Rising to the heights”

A drop of golden sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He visited Melbourne in Derbyshire and got a good view of a very full reservoir on a fine day. We had a warmer morning here today after our recent frosty starts, but this was because the skies were cloudy and we could not see the top ofContinue reading “A drop of golden sun”

A thin choir

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is visiting Cambridge, and very fittingly sent me this nice picture of a bridge over the Cam. We woke to a grey and drizzly day, but the birds were not discouraged and had got up early. There are some fairly undefined birds about at the moment,Continue reading “A thin choir”

A change in the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who looked across the Forth from East Wemyss. After a spell of wet and windy weather, we woke to a complete contrast today with blue sky and a a cheerful sun to greet us. The price to pay for this was a near freezing temperature, but asContinue reading “A change in the weather”

When you don’t walk through a storm

Today’s guest picture is another from Laura in Michigan and shows a handsome bridge in the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids. We discovered an absolutely horrible day here when we woke up, with sheets of rain being blown across the garden by a brisk wind. I needed galoshes and an umbrella justContinue reading “When you don’t walk through a storm”