Hands across the sea

Today’s guest picture is the ZurichSee, taken this morning.  It was sent me from Zurich by Hilary, Dropscone’s niece, my Zurich correspondent. The weather in Langholm could hardly have been more different as it was an absolutely foul day, temperature in low single figures, intermittent heavy showers and a cruel and ruthless wind making lifeContinue reading “Hands across the sea”

April showers

Today’s guest picture is another interesting thing encountered on her walk with her family through Plessey Woods by my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona. There was a moment of glorious sunshine today but unfortunately for a late riser like myself, it was before breakfast and by the time that I was ready for the world it hadContinue reading “April showers”

All hail (and a little snow too)

Today’s guest picture harks back to my siblings’ visit at the start of this month and shows Skelwith Force in the Lake District.  It was taken by my sister Mary. We had another day of mixed sunshine and showers here with some impressive cloudscapes.  Plans were once again slightly frustrated but the day worked outContinue reading “All hail (and a little snow too)”

The best laid plans…

Today’s guest picture from my Newcastle correspondent shows a splendid drum kit to be found on a new trail at Plessey Woods Country Park. We had an exciting plan A for today and a fairly exciting fallback plan B too.  A little sunshine as we woke up was encouraging but 5°C and a bitterly coldContinue reading “The best laid plans…”

Progress and frustration

Today’s guest picture was provided by my brother.  He thinks there should be a counterbalance to the many white lambs which have appeared in the blog lately.  He saw these diverse lambs on a walk in the Peak Distract. We had another cold and (very) windy day today so I was pleased that my bankedContinue reading “Progress and frustration”

Just another peaceful Sunday

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows a nice waterfall which he passed on his walk today.  It follows the golden rule that there are always trees in front of interesting waterfalls. I had a very normal Sunday.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing with the church choir and I stayedContinue reading “Just another peaceful Sunday”

Turn, turn, turn, turn

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary and Venetia’s visit to Shapwick Heath.  This one was taken by Mary. There was a hint of frost on the lawn when we got up but a bright sun soon cleared it off and the day looked set fair.  This was a bit of a misleading impression thoughContinue reading “Turn, turn, turn, turn”

Setting history back 130 years

Today’s guest picture shows a great crested grebe, sent by my Glastonbury correspondent Venetia.  It was seen while on a visit to Shapwick Heath nature reserve with my sister Mary. Our dry spell continued with another mostly sunny day here but the cool north easterly wind meant that it wasn’t a day for the nattyContinue reading “Setting history back 130 years”