General zooming

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was staying with my sister Mary last week when he spotted this visitor to her frosty garden. It was a few degrees above freezing here today without getting particularly warm, but it was dry and almost sunny when Sandy came down for coffee. Both he andContinue reading “General zooming”

Winding about

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He came across a tree full of waxwings in East Wemyss yesterday. It was grey and chilly when we got up here this morning, but it was above freezing so that was welcome. After a leisurely breakfast and an enjoyable crossword, I roused myself enough to haveContinue reading “Winding about”

A Tootlepedal day

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew. He is still in London helping to sort out my sister’s affairs. He found time for a trip along the Thames today. It froze over night here but the temperature soon rose above freezing as the morning went on. It didn’t show any enthusiasm for actuallyContinue reading “A Tootlepedal day”

A misty pedal

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew who is staying in London to help my sister Mary for a while. Our other sister Caroline joined them today. Andrew took this picture of Hawley Lock at Camden on a sunny but chilly day in the south. The temperature crept up a degree or twoContinue reading “A misty pedal”

Getting goosed

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She has a welcome touch of spring in her garden already. Of course she is 350 miles south of us so it will take some time for spring to get up here at its alleged speed of 2mph. Even that seems a bit optimistic, as we don’tContinue reading “Getting goosed”

A shady friend

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found some Egyptian geese in the grounds of Nottingham University today. He thought that they looked as though they were pining for a bit of Egyptian warmth on a day of biting wind. We had a dry morning here but it was quite chilly too atContinue reading “A shady friend”

Changeable

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who kindly forwarded this picture taken by his partner Marianne from her place of work this morning. Some workplaces have better views than others. I had to be up and about quite sharply today. The new lens for the Archive Group microfiche reader had arrived and IContinue reading “Changeable”

A much better use of some sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair who has visited his local park. It shows that Mr Grumpy’s relatives are branching out in Edinburgh. After some heavy overnight rain, it was a relief to wake up to a dull but dry morning today, with the temperature well above freezing. In these dark days atContinue reading “A much better use of some sunshine”

A damp end to the cycling year

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Norway. The days are short and they get very little sunshine at this time of year, so she was pleased to catch this glimpse of it We got very little sunshine here today. To be precise, we got absolutely none at all, and it was anotherContinue reading “A damp end to the cycling year”

Logjam

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon. When he was on a walk last week, he found that the Fairy Loup waterfall had frozen solid. It was a fairly miserable 2 degrees Celsius when we got up today, but the day stayed dry and the temperature rose gently towards 5 degrees inContinue reading “Logjam”