Getting around

Today’s guest picture comes from my eldest sister Susan. She has been visiting my younger brother Andrew for a couple of days, and came across these striking pansies when they stopped for a coffee on an outing. We had a fine day here, made all the better by reports from my sisters of a veryContinue reading “Getting around”

Pastures new

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony’s friend Michael and his recent visit to the Solway coast. Michael was very pleased to come across the SNP flagship while he was there. The forecast had said that it wouldn’t be freezing here when we got up and they were right. It was still pretty cold though,Continue reading “Pastures new”

The land of milk and honey sandwiches

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, who saw these Somerset lambs practising their gambolling skills with great verve. We had a much improved day here today. There was no rain, plenty of sun, and a moderate wind. It was a day to get out and about and not sit indoors doing the crossword and drinkingContinue reading “The land of milk and honey sandwiches”

Acting my age

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who extended her permitted walk as far as Regents Park where she enjoyed the rose garden. We had a warm and sunny day today with light winds.  Days like this are to be treasured. The star in the garden was the first peony, beating the tree peonyContinue reading “Acting my age”

Out for a date

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  When he looks out to sea, he can see a rig parking lot.. Because we are generally confined to the garden rather than driving or cycling all over the place, there is a certain similarity between one day and another in our life, especially in this currentContinue reading “Out for a date”

An unusual occurrence in the scone department

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to The Newt.  They have made good use of an old tree trunk there, though I don’t think that anyone has cycled far on the bike in the picture. Owing to being a bit dozy when I wrote last night’s post, I didn’t notice that my cameraContinue reading “An unusual occurrence in the scone department”

A certain apprehension

Today’s guest picture is another captured by our son Tony’s new camera, showing that it (and he) can take close ups as well as the larger picture. It was bright and chilly when we got up and after breakfast, I went out to look for the lost perch from the feeder.  I found it easilyContinue reading “A certain apprehension”

A day of contrasts

The guest picture of day comes from my brother Andrew, who looked up when he was visiting York Minster. Once again, we woke to a gloomy, damp day but it had the goodness to stop raining while I visited the dentist for a check up.   It was pleasantly warm as I walked home having beenContinue reading “A day of contrasts”

A straightforward but circular day

Today’s guest picture shows a hyacinth macaw which my Somerset correspondent Venetia met.  She didn’t meet it in Somerset though.  She is currently in the Pantanal, the Brazilian wetlands. We had a first rate autumn morning here, with blue skies and a crisp temperature.  At 6°C this gave me a problem.  Cycling was on myContinue reading “A straightforward but circular day”

Tootlepedal!

Today’s guest picture has been postponed in favour of a picture of my old friend Arthur Bell striding across the golf course which he tended, planted and weeded as though it was his own back garden for many years. This picture was taken three years ago and his work on the golf course both asContinue reading “Tootlepedal!”