The first day of autumn

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He was looking through his archives and came across this picture of a hotel in Blackpool where he had stayed last year. He wondered whether they had felt the need to change their name this year. (I checked and they have kept the same name.) The autumnContinue reading “The first day of autumn”

Progress

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who has been enjoying her walks up to Kenwood recently. She had this fine view of the grounds on Wednesday. We had a cool, grey morning here today, definitely feeling like autumn a lot more than like late summer. It stayed dry though, but with the temperatureContinue reading “Progress”

Continuous walking

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in Fife. He came across this splendid sea buckthorn on a recent walk. We had another cool day here, with only one rain shower but with a brisk north wind blowing. I had a stroll round the garden before coffee. The dark dahlia is putting out flowersContinue reading “Continuous walking”

More rain

Toady’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She came across these very large fungi on one of her regular morning walks recently. It had been raining overnight and it was still raining when we got up. It continued to rain and as I thought that it might never stop, I nipped out into theContinue reading “More rain”

Blowing in the wind

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from a walk near Nottingham that my brother Andrew undertook today in some very brisk winds. There was some heavy rain here overnight, and it was wet and windy when we got up. Generally speaking, the day didn’t get any better as it went on. It was quite warm thoughContinue reading “Blowing in the wind”

A round and about

Today’s guest picture comes from another of Venetia’s visit to fine local gardens. She returned to the country estate called The Newt and found a newt. We had a fine day here and I was up comparatively early to enjoy it, as I had arranged to play nine holes of golf after breakfast with Dropscone.Continue reading “A round and about”

A thoughtful breeze

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She has been busy visiting National Trust properties in her neighbourhood now that such visits are allowed. She found this inviting bridge at Fyne Court, a National Trust property in Somerset. We had another perfect summer day here today. Unfortunately just as we are getting usedContinue reading “A thoughtful breeze”

A late stroll in the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She ventured over the border into Wiltshire to find this fine gate at Courts Garden in Holt. After a brief effort over the last few days, the weather gods stopped even pretending it was summer here today and dropped back into very cool temperatures and occasionalContinue reading “A late stroll in the sunshine”

Singing in the sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Paris.  She went to the Musee D’Orsay while she was there.  The clock is very fine, I think. We had another fine and dry day today but as it coincided with a two choir day, I couldn’t make much outdoor use of the goodContinue reading “Singing in the sunshine”

Sunshine sandwich

Today’s guest picture is a second from my brother’s trip to Tamworth.  As well as the colourful gardens, he enjoyed the contrast between the Tamworth’s ancient bridge and the modern buildings behind it. We woke up to sunshine.  It was hard to believe but it was undoubtedly there.  After breakfast, I went out into theContinue reading “Sunshine sandwich”

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