An early start and a wet finish

My sister Mary has been visiting Kew Gardens and with a guest picture like this, who can blame her? Our spell of good weather is rapidly receding in the memory and we are back to ‘business as usual’ –  grey skies, brisk winds and occasional rain. Still, the first part of the day was forecastContinue reading “An early start and a wet finish”

Light showers

Today’s guest picture is a reminder of a sunny day just past and shows an unusual view of the Benty bridge and church.  It was taken by my friend Bruce and stars his wife, Lesley as ‘The Lady on the Bridge’. The sun made infrequent appearances today and in between the sunny spells, there wereContinue reading “Light showers”

A garden visitor

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her mother Clare, shows Matilda having fun in the Botanic gardens in Edinburgh this morning. We were promised a wonderful day of sunshine here today but when I set off to fill the Moorland bird feeders after breakfast, the hills were covered with clouds.  By the time that IContinue reading “A garden visitor”

An experience

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows Great Malvern Priory.  He tells me that when Henry VIII’s men came to sell off Great Malvern Priory, they accepted £20 from the parish for the Priory church (after removing the lead from the roof!) We had one of those days which the weather godsContinue reading “An experience”

Home and wet

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who had occasion to be in Kent recently and took this picture of Hever Castle just to show that there are castles there too. We chose the right day to leave North Berwick as it was either raining or just going to rain as we packed up and leftContinue reading “Home and wet”

Tidying up

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She was walking at Burrington Combe in North Somerset, when she saw this sight on the far side of the road.  It is the very crag which inspired the writer of the 1763 hymn starting: ‘Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself  in Thee’ We had another dry andContinue reading “Tidying up”

A certain lack of excitement

Today’s guest picture shows a very knobbly tree spotted by my neighbour Liz when she was down near Oundle. Yesterday, the weather forecast had said that it would be fine in the morning and wet in the afternoon today but in the event, the day was wet in the morning and fine in the afternoon.Continue reading “A certain lack of excitement”

Not much going on

My brother recently mislaid his phone and took this picture on a walk along The Edge from Edale in Derbyshire to test out his new one.  It looks good to me. Our rather unnerving spell of beautiful weather continued today but I couldn’t make the best of it at all. After breakfast, I had toContinue reading “Not much going on”

Out to lunch

No guest picture of the day today (hint, hint) and a rather dull blog,  The picture below gives a clue as to why that should be. I was hoping to go a bit further but I got to bed too late last night and didn’t get up early enough today so that by the timeContinue reading “Out to lunch”