Over excited

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She found these lovely lilies in a supermarket cafe where she was taking a well earned break. We had a very wet morning indeed here, with steady heavy rain making for a gloomy atmosphere outside. Luckily Dropscone came in at coffee time bringing scones with him, andContinue reading “Over excited”

A long walk and a short cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking guide Mark. It shows David and me taking the straight and narrow way on our walk today. As you can see from Mark’s picture, we got a lovely day for our ten mile walk today. It was quite hard work, with some rough ground across the hill asContinue reading “A long walk and a short cut”

An upbeat ending

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Although London is suffering from a severe lack of rain, she found this delightfully watery scene in an otherwise dried up Hyde Park yesterday. Our run of coolish weather continued here today, but it was dry and occasionally sunny. I rather frittered away the morning, though IContinue reading “An upbeat ending”

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”

Pastures new

Today’s guest picture comes from a recent visit to Bath by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. This famous bridge and weir made a guest appearance in the film version of Les Miserables where they were magically transported to Paris. We had another lovely day here, but sadly the wall to wall sunshine was accompanied by aContinue reading “Pastures new”

A better day

Today’s guest picture is another swan. This one was seen today by our son Alistair in his local park. Our day here started off grey, but as it was dry and not too windy, we were a lot happier than yesterday and went for two outings. Before the first outing, I checked on the birdsContinue reading “A better day”

Blown down and blown up

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to Sheffield. This time he saw a very helpful signpost. We did have some more sunshine here today, but as forecast, it came with quite a lot of wind. Just after breakfast, a fierce gust blew a compost bin over, and we had to go and hideContinue reading “Blown down and blown up”

Hitting the heights and down in the dumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk. She came across this old lime kiln. Today was a marked contrast to yesterday. As a result, there are too many pictures in today’s post for which I apologise, but I got carried away by a glimpse of the sun and the chance to get outside.Continue reading “Hitting the heights and down in the dumps”

Tootling business but no pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows that even a parked drilling rig looks golden in East Wemyss. We woke up (rather late) to a chilly, but bright and calm morning. It had been my intention to go out for an after breakfast cycle ride if I got up early enough andContinue reading “Tootling business but no pedal”

The last of the light

Today’s guest picture is another of the fine crop of fungus to be found in my Lake Michigan correspondent, Laura’s back yard. We had more rain overnight, but it was not serious rain and it petered out by coffee time, dampening Margaret on her way in, but letting her get home dry. After coffee, MrsContinue reading “The last of the light”