Double delight in the dark

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon. His work has taken him to Memphis, as you can see. We didn’t have any of that fine sunshine here today, and it remained gloomy all day with occasional drizzle to make sure that we didn’t get too cheerful at any point. I spent aContinue reading “Double delight in the dark”

Talking not walking

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He was up early enough a couple of days ago to see this sun rise in East Wemyss. After the excitements of yesterday, we had a quiet day at home today. It was not dull though. In the morning, we were visited by Tom Elliot, my SouthContinue reading “Talking not walking”

Definitely summer

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows sea bathing at East Wemyss yesterday. We had a lovely summer day here from dawn to dusk. As a result we spent a lot of time in the garden, including having our coffee with Margaret while we were seated in the shade of the walnutContinue reading “Definitely summer”

Helpless

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. She approves of the council’s wild flower policy. We had a warmer and calmer day here, which was very welcome. I had a quiet start to the day and didn’t get out into the garden until just before coffee when I picked some raspberries. TheContinue reading “Helpless”

Paying for pedalling procrastination

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was walking his dogs before six in the morning when the sun came up in East Wemyss a day or two ago. It had rained in the night here, but Mary Jo’s scientific rain gauge was wasn’t even up to half an inch when I checkedContinue reading “Paying for pedalling procrastination”

Rain tomorrow

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows the harvest ripening in East Wemyss. We had another cloudy but dry day here today. The wind was light and the temperature rose to 70°F (21°C) in the mid afternoon. As we think that 70°F is a perfect temperature for being in the garden, weContinue reading “Rain tomorrow”

Getting ready

Today’s guest pictures come from our sons Alistair and Tony. Alistair got close to a caterpillar and Tony kept well away from a swarm of bees near a house where he was working. Our weather seems to be coming in blocks just now, and after our recent spell of sunny weather, we continued in ourContinue reading “Getting ready”

Gardener’s boy

Today’s guest picture shows the handsome church of St Michael with All Angels at Stanton-by-Dale, Derbyshire. My brother Andrew walked past it on his walk yesterday. Summer here was interrupted by some overnight rain, and the day dawned cloudy. However, normal service was soon renewed, and we had another fine day, especially in the afternoon.Continue reading “Gardener’s boy”

A free excursion

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Though this riverside park would normally have been a hive of activity, the 30 degree plus temperatures were keeping most people firmly in the shade today. It was pretty warm in Langholm too today but at 27°C in mid afternoon it was nowhere near as hot asContinue reading “A free excursion”

A mixed day

My brother Andrew doesn’t like to let the grass grow under his feet, but he found on his walk today that he couldn’t afford to hang about as the grass is growing pretty quickly. After a wet and windy night here, we woke up to find the sun out and the wind not as fierceContinue reading “A mixed day”