Shaken (but not stirred)

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  Meeting a stranger while out on a recent walk, he engaged him in polite but socially distanced conversation but found him rather uncommunicative. I had a disturbing morning.  We had arranged a visit from our bench supplier to discuss a modification to the new bench and heContinue reading “Shaken (but not stirred)”

Party pooper

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He came across this very colourful field on one of his permitted walks.  He can’t say what it is that the farmer is growing. My day started with a Zoom visit to Australia. My sister Susan’s friend Stephen has contributed guest pictures to the blog and asContinue reading “Party pooper”

Date with destiny

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk.  She met a nesting swan and was very careful to keep her social distance. Our spell of dry weather continued today and it has reached the stage that talk of drought and water shortage is appearing in the national press.   Certainly it has been dry enoughContinue reading “Date with destiny”

A calm day

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s Highland holiday.  He and his daughter Susan found a very steep gorge to walk along, but Susan made sure that he didn’t go too near the edge. After yesterday’s excitements. I was very happy to a have gentle morning with nothing more exciting than a cup of coffeeContinue reading “A calm day”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s visit to the low countries.  She found herself on a very straight section of an Amsterdam canal where one can see seven bridges in a row….if one has very good eyesight. It was a still and misty morning when we got up, and when I went to put theContinue reading “Getting the picture”

A welcome return

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He noticed a small water wheel which has been installed not far from his house.  It has a helpful explanatory diagram drawn on the side of its hut.  It is providing power for some lights on a bridge. Just how lucky the agricultural show was to getContinue reading “A welcome return”

Plum crazy

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who visited a Book Cafe but found that reading one of their books might be tricky.  He tells me that he didn’t bolt his coffee and cake though. This morning couldn’t have offered a greater contrast to yesterday’s summer weather.  The clouds were clamped down on theContinue reading “Plum crazy”

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”

A tootlepedal day with added scones

Today’s guest picture  comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She is wandering abroad again and has ended up with her head in the clouds in Madeira. Our spell of good weather continues and although it means quite a bit of time spent watering in the garden, it is very welcome after two cold and rainy Continue reading “A tootlepedal day with added scones”

A farewell to welcoming (and a welcome)

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who is enjoying good weather in Aberdeenshire near the former fishing village of Collieston. We had another day today which would have been very welcome in mid summer and it is becoming pretty clear that it will be very unlikely that summer, when it comes, could beContinue reading “A farewell to welcoming (and a welcome)”