A grey green day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who found himself looking up at the first Forth road bridge. It looks rather insubstantial from below. We had a grey day here, with occasional drizzle, no sun and some strong winds. Our friend Venetia paid us a flying visit for a walk round the garden beforeContinue reading “A grey green day”

Less rain, more wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was pleased to find that recent rain had refreshed the Markeaton Brook in Derby. He tells me that although it looks very bucolic, it is actually running through the heart of the city We had a miserably cold start to the day, with a cruel northerlyContinue reading “Less rain, more wind”

Up the wall again

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She took this impressionistic study of moss in snow and sunshine in her garden. We woke to another fine but chilly day here, very fine but very chilly. In spite of the sunshine, it didn’t get above freezing until ten o’clock and the average for the dayContinue reading “Up the wall again”

Christoph creeps in

Today’s guest picture is a very fine portrait of a hawk. It came from Simon, my camera club friend from Canonbie. He tells me that the hawk stayed in his garden for an hour. We have been threatened with bad weather from Storm Christoph over the next couple of days but we are right onContinue reading “Christoph creeps in”

Ten free miles

Today’s guest picture is a Christmas tree spotted by my sister Susan. I don’t think that she is a big Elvis Presley fan but she put a filter on her phone that brought out this tribute to a Blue Christmas. We had a grey day here, but once again it was comfortably above freezing atContinue reading “Ten free miles”

Chalk and cheese

Today’s guest picture comes from my youngest sister Caroline. She lives on the south coast of England and found a lovely day recently to look across the sea to the Isle of Wight. (As far as today’s title goes, I don’t know why chalk and cheese are considered to be so different that they appearContinue reading “Chalk and cheese”

Shepherd’s warning

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visits to local attractions in Somerset. This time she visited Ninesprings, at Yeovil Country Park and found another tempting entrance. There is an old saying, “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in the morning shepherd’s warning.” It has some validity based on the prevailing south westContinue reading “Shepherd’s warning”

Finding the gaps

Today’s guest picture comes from another garden visit by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found nature in an artistic mood when it came to carving a tree stump and embellishing it with ancient lichens. We had a chilly and windy day here with occasional showers. I didn’t go for a bike ride after breakfast todayContinue reading “Finding the gaps”

Winding down today

Today’s guest picture comes from East Wemyss, the sunshine capital of the world, where our son Tony was out and about early enough to catch the sunrise yesterday. We had another fine day here today, but the northerly wind was a bit stronger so naturally, it felt a bit cooler. Between the wind, slightly tiredContinue reading “Winding down today”

Continuous walking

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in Fife. He came across this splendid sea buckthorn on a recent walk. We had another cool day here, with only one rain shower but with a brisk north wind blowing. I had a stroll round the garden before coffee. The dark dahlia is putting out flowersContinue reading “Continuous walking”