Cloudy vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who found some flying birds indoors. She met these bronze choughs while having coffee at Kings Place in London. We had another cool day here, with occasional sunshine and occasional rain, very much in the style that we have become accustomed to recently. In response to aContinue reading “Cloudy vision”

Winding down today

Today’s guest picture comes from East Wemyss, the sunshine capital of the world, where our son Tony was out and about early enough to catch the sunrise yesterday. We had another fine day here today, but the northerly wind was a bit stronger so naturally, it felt a bit cooler. Between the wind, slightly tiredContinue reading “Winding down today”

Getting the worm

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He doesn’t have a proper garden he tells me, but he can still grow a lovely rose in a pot. This is Alpine Sunset. Yesterday’s forecast for today was for a lovely sunny morning followed by a dry but duller afternoon. My plan was to getContinue reading “Getting the worm”

Shifty weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who travelled to Cumbria for a break and found a fine day to walk round Crummock Water. We had a half in half day here, half fine and the other (bigger) half rainy. The weather forecasters struggled to put their finger on the timing of theContinue reading “Shifty weather”

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 matching pair

Today’s guest picture is from Paul. He was exploring the tracks round Entwistle Reservoir and spotted this handsome heron. Our excellent spell of summer weather continued here with another warm dry and mostly sunny day. We could get used to this sort of thing. I was reading the newspapers after breakfast when Mrs Tootlepedal calledContinue reading “A matching pair”

A late stroll in the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She ventured over the border into Wiltshire to find this fine gate at Courts Garden in Holt. After a brief effort over the last few days, the weather gods stopped even pretending it was summer here today and dropped back into very cool temperatures and occasionalContinue reading “A late stroll in the sunshine”

Beer but no skittles

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony in sunny East Wemyss. He passed this delightful garden maintained by OAPs for the benefit of passers by. We had another lovely day here with the only worry that it might get a bit too hot for us pallid northerners. One sign of the easing of the lockdownContinue reading “Beer but no skittles”

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”

Azalea Armageddon

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy.  He has attached a bird box to his shed and is very happy to see that it is getting used by blue tits. The day started with a WhatsApp conversation with Annie and Joe and our granddaughter Evie.  Evie is ten months old now and very grown up. WeContinue reading “Azalea Armageddon”