Feeling the heat

Today’s guest picture comes from my Sheffield correspondent Edward.    He has acquired a second bird for his backyard. We woke to a light snow shower and I took the hint and retired back to bed for a snooze and a crossword after breakfast, while alternating snow and rain showers appeared beyond the windows.  I feltContinue reading “Feeling the heat”

Almost a day of rest

Today’s guest picture shows the River Severn in good form at Worcester.  My brother Andrew was there yesterday celebrating his birthday on an outing with two of our sisters. I was a bit tired after a busy day yesterday and so I was very pleased to have a good excuse not to go rushing outContinue reading “Almost a day of rest”

Puffed out

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She was happy to see a pied wagtail on her lawn. We were pleased to see a bit of blue sky in the morning and although the temperature had dropped, it was still well above freezing. The snowdrops are nearly out. The birds were visiting theContinue reading “Puffed out”

Browsing and sluicing

Today’s guest picture comes from my correspondent, Edward Winter in Sheffield, the home of fine cutlery.   The Kingfisher was made by Jason Heppenstall. The day was devoted to enjoying a golden wedding celebration with our children in Edinburgh. Annie, who lives in London, had to get up early to join us and took this pictureContinue reading “Browsing and sluicing”

Outside and inside

The last of my current set of guest pictures  (hint, hint) is a rather unorthodox setting for a Monteverdi concert that my sister Susan attended. Well, part of my wishes came true today and we had a day of almost uninterrupted sunshine.  Sadly, but predictably, the sunshine came with early frost and it was quiteContinue reading “Outside and inside”

A small step

Today’s guest picture is the last from Dropscone’s Malta holiday.  He had plenty of sunny weather but some breezy days too.  He tells me he didn’t go swimming in the sea. Dropscone is safely back from Malta, though he had some trouble with his car on the way home, and I was delighted to welcomeContinue reading “A small step”

A small celebration

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba.  She was shopping in Winnipeg at Cabella’s, a huge outdoor store where almost everything (including ladies’ underwear)  is available in a camouflage print, when she found herself being supervised by a bison. After the excitement of the Birmingham outing, we had a very quiet day forContinue reading “A small celebration”

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