Scones, scuttling around and singing

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s walk round the Wemyss Estate.  As well as a parakeet in a tree, he came across a curious deer which was looking a bit lost. We were visited by storm Diana today.  I must say that the practice of giving passing weather fronts a name isContinue reading “Scones, scuttling around and singing”

Croaking through

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is obviously enjoying a stay in the north east of Scotland.  He visited a famous collapsed sea cave called Bullers of Buchan.  It must have been spectacular when the roof fell in. There is no question but that summer is going to be a disappointment thisContinue reading “Croaking through”

Keeping an eye on Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who strayed as far as Berkshire to take this picture on a sunny walk in Twyford a day or two ago. Our brief summer has gone and we are back to normal spring temperatures.  It felt a bit chilly as a result this morning but itContinue reading “Keeping an eye on Mrs Tootlepedal”

Better things to come

Today’s guest picture shows that Mary Jo has not been wasting her entire time in London going to concerts and seeing the sights.  She has looked at interesting things as well. We had another grey, cold and windy day today.  To be fair, it has been pretty dry recently and if it hadn’t been forContinue reading “Better things to come”

Gosh darn it

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s recent trip south and shows a public sculpture in Sheffield.  The sculpture is called ‘Double Helix’.   I like the sculpture but don’t know how it got its name as it looks more like a contorted screw eye than a double helix. Our slightly warmer weather continued today but soContinue reading “Gosh darn it”

Heart of Oak*

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba who has been visiting Denmark and was impressed by this ratty mural in Copenhagen. We had rather ratty weather  here today, grey and occasionally drizzly but it was warmish and the cold winds had dropped so we made the best of it.  Fortunately, yesterday’s sore ribContinue reading “Heart of Oak*”

The calm after the storm

Today’s guest picture comes from my ex colleague Marjorie who is on holiday in Yorkshire.  It shows a pub at Robin Hood’s bay than which you can go no further. Ophelia passed up by in the night, huffing and puffing but not blowing the house down….or anything else much. There wasn’t even a lot ofContinue reading “The calm after the storm”

Holding my breath

Today’s guest picture shows the village pond in Osmaston, Derbyshire.  It was passed by my brother Andrew while on an outing with his walking group. After a moment of dry weather before breakfast, the day very soon reverted to type and got wet. Dropscone rang me up  from the golf course where he was hitting aContinue reading “Holding my breath”

Making hay

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She has been working hard in her allotment and has got a nice selection of seeds doing what seeds do. The forecast said “Rain later” but the morning was a continuation of our sunny spell with the added benefit of enough haze about to keep the temperature up.Continue reading “Making hay”

Flinging myself about

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who has been away in France.  The picture shows a charming boutique in Collanges-la-Rouge. A cloudy and windy morning gave rise to quite a long internal debate over the pleasures of cycling.  In the end though,my sense of derring-do just won out over my tendency toContinue reading “Flinging myself about”