Pushing the envelope

Today’s guest picture is a puzzle.  Is it the south of France? Is is a tropical Isle? No, it is sunny Wemyss turning up trumps yet again for the lens of our son Tony. We had a touch of frost in the very early morning but by the time that I got up the skyContinue reading “Pushing the envelope”

Left high and dry

The guest picture of the day is another from Dropscone’s recent walk.  He passed this fine tree on his way.  It seems to be involved in an intricate ballet step. We woke to a chilly morning, so chilly in fact that the street coffee morning meeting needed coats and was adjourned early on account ofContinue reading “Left high and dry”

Date with destiny

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk.  She met a nesting swan and was very careful to keep her social distance. Our spell of dry weather continued today and it has reached the stage that talk of drought and water shortage is appearing in the national press.   Certainly it has been dry enoughContinue reading “Date with destiny”

A signal failure

Today’s guest picture is a second one from my brother Andrew’s recent walk in the Peak District.  He enjoyed this fine view of Wetton Hill from a nearby peak. My feet were giving me some grief this morning so I had a very quiet time, rising late and doing no more than a little lightContinue reading “A signal failure”

Rain takes the biscuit

Today’s guest picture comes from my occasional correspondent Elaine.  She and our neighbour Liz were visiting a garden centre when they met some unexpected customers in the aisle of the polytunnel. We had another day here that started with sun but turned rainy in the afternoon.  I had a very quiet day as I wasContinue reading “Rain takes the biscuit”

Icicling and bicycling

Today’s guest picture is a weather vane from the Somerset Rural Life Museum sent to me by Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  The weather vane is a memorial to a long serving volunteer at the museum, a nice idea. The weather here was warm and sunny but not quite as warm and sunny as yesterday asContinue reading “Icicling and bicycling”

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”

Slow progress

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew’s visit to Spain shows the cathedral at Santiago.  It seems to defy the laws of gravity a bit but that might be lens distortion. We had the promised lovely day today, with light winds, gentle sunshine and genuine warmth, ten degrees C above the seasonal average. I laidContinue reading “Slow progress”

Wound down

Today’s guest picture was sent by Gavin, who was on holiday in the north when he took it.  It shows part of the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney. Our spell of dry and windy weather continued today andContinue reading “Wound down”

Hard to beat

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who was half way up Snowdon in Wales when he saw this view yesterday.  He says that the best thing about climbing Snowdon is that you can get a cup of tea at the top but the view is pretty good too. Our spell of dry andContinue reading “Hard to beat”

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