More snowdrops than raindrops

Today’s guest picture is another much needed dose of sunshine, this time from Derby. My brother Andrew saw an inviting bench, but he tells me that as soon as he sat on it, the sun went in. We had another day of persistent rain here but it stayed reasonable warm and the wind wasn’t asContinue reading “More snowdrops than raindrops”

A song cycle day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows the pond behind his house. We had a very nice day here today, with an average temperature for the whole day up to the moment when I started writing this post of 48.5°F (9°C), topping out at 52°F (11°C). It was sunny for most ofContinue reading “A song cycle day”

Looping the loop

Today’s guest pictures come from Laura in Michigan. She tells me that these ice sculptures were carved during the recent St. Joseph Magical Ice Festival. Some stand about 8ft tall. (They also have a frozen fish tossing contest at the festival I believe.) We were far from icy here today and the weather seems toContinue reading “Looping the loop”

Senior moment

Today’s guest picture comes from my New York correspondent Mary-Jane. She was in a snowy Central Park when she met these charming animals. There is some debate as to whether they are dogs or polar bears. All trace of snow and ice has gone here, and we had another reasonably warm day. Unfortunately, a briskContinue reading “Senior moment”

Opportunities not quite grasped

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She came across this splendid display of onions in a local street. We had a day here when there was hardly a moment when it wasn’t threatening to snow, but in the end, it never amounted to more than a few flakes at a time. Thanks toContinue reading “Opportunities not quite grasped”

Lining up a new route

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found a very elaborate tree on one of her local walks. After a night of rain, we woke to a morning of rain. To show how one day runs almost invisibly into another during lockdown, when I was considering yesterday’s post I completely forgot thatContinue reading “Lining up a new route”

Needled

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa. He gets some bigger hills than I do when he comes to choose a cycle route. We woke to a fine sunrise here… …but in spite of the familiar saying, red sky this morning was not a warning for shepherds or anyone else. We enjoyedContinue reading “Needled”

95 percent

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She passed this striking corner building on one of her recent walks. The ninety five percent of today’s title refers to the average humidity of the day here. It was pervasively damp, and if it wasn’t raining, it was humid enough to make you believe that itContinue reading “95 percent”

Frozen in

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon from Canonbie. He came across this very detailed selection of rock strata beside the River Esk near the Hollows on a recent walk. It was just cold enough in the morning to put a hint of iciness into my mind, and after a bit ofContinue reading “Frozen in”

Going nowhere

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows once again that there are worse places than East Wemyss to walk your dogs as the sun goes down. We had not so much as a glimpse of the sun here today as the forecast miserable weather duly arrived. It was cold and often rainyContinue reading “Going nowhere”