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”

Safely home

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who said that he was quite surprised to find any group of people pulling together in these divided times. We left the kind hospitality of my sisters behind after breakfast and set off to catch an underground train to Euston Station.  It was still the busy periodContinue reading “Safely home”

A social circle

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was struck by the elegant simplicity of this device for opening all the windows of a glasshouse near Denholm in one fell swoop. The forecasters tend to look on the gloomy side of things and although we were promised a morning of rain,  thunder and lightning,Continue reading “A social circle”

Inspired

Keith, a correspondent from Edmonton, Canada says,”Many of the buildings here in Edmonton feature limestone that is just chock-full of fossils and hunting them is a good way to pass time when one is taking shelter from a thunderstorm.”  I think that there must have been a storm because he sent me this as today’sContinue reading “Inspired”

Logging on

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s eldest boy Dennis who works at Biggin Hill Airfield.  He recently had the opportunity to see a wonderful display of second world war aircraft. It was a fine but breezy morning and I had to put aside the chance of a pedal until later as there was quiteContinue reading “Logging on”

Humming a well known song.

Today’s guest picture was supplied by Sandy.  Because I was in the choir, I missed much of the goings on on the Baton Relay day.  To make up for this, Sandy has kindly sent me a picture of the mounted Cornet carrying the baton down the Kirk Wynd with an escort of flags of allContinue reading “Humming a well known song.”