A ray of light (but only one)

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He came across this fine outbreak of yellow brain (or witches butter) fungus on his walk today. It was a perfect day for winter cycling today, warmish, cloudy but not wet, and pretty calm. This made it all the more annoying that my cold is showing noContinue reading “A ray of light (but only one)”

Far too many fallen trees

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He woke to find a sprinkling of snow on his balcony. This was a coincidence because we woke to snow here too . . . . . . and we had to walk very carefully to church to sing in the church choir. Although itContinue reading “Far too many fallen trees”

Power cut

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It was taken in East Wemyss yesterday. It was a miserable, chilly, grey and drizzly day here, until it brightened up too late to be useful at all. The seed in the bird feeder hardly went down at all, and the nearest I got to taking aContinue reading “Power cut”

Rest and recuperation

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She met this fine example of Halloween yarn bombing when she was out and about in Portsmouth. We had a brighter and mostly dry day today, which was very welcome in spite of the fact that I couldn’t make the best use of it because I wasContinue reading “Rest and recuperation”

More sun, more breeze

Today’s guest picture comes from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony took this nice photograph of one of his dogs this afternoon. We had another fine day here, but we had to wait for a little unexpected rain at breakfast time to clear away before the good times rolled in. The shock of the rain,Continue reading “More sun, more breeze”

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”

Fairly dull

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He took it a day or two ago when sunny days and thick snow were on the go simultaneously in East Wemyss. Both the sunny days and the snow were noticeably absent here today… …but that didn’t mean that it was good weather in any way. ItContinue reading “Fairly dull”

Plan biscuit again

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. It has been snowing hard there today. He has a good supply of croissants to hand though, so he isn’t worried about being snowed in. We had several degrees of frost here, but no snow. It was theoretically a pleasant sunny day, but when IContinue reading “Plan biscuit again”

More free miles

Today’s guest picture comes from David, a Langholm exile in New Zealand who is the son of our friend Mike Tinker. David took advantage of a beautiful summer day to walk up Mount Vernon and look back down on Blenheim where he lives. Back in frozen Langholm, I didn’t get the opportunity to cycle toContinue reading “More free miles”

Another step forward

Today’s guest picture is another Lake District study from cyclist Paul.  He visited Buttermere on a lovely autumn day a couple of years ago.  It is one of my favourite spots. The day here was a forecasting mixture, with the BBC having the upper hand in the morning and the Norwegians taking over in theContinue reading “Another step forward”