More foreign travel

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon from Canonbie. A siskin flew into his window and knocked itself out. Simon picked it up and gave it such good care that it recovered and flew off. They are tough little birds. We had another frost free night here, followed by a generally grey and chillyContinue reading “More foreign travel”

Going forward with the back

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who recently had the opportunity to visit the wonderfully landscaped grounds at Stourhead. We had another dry day here today, but mostly cloudy. With the wind coming from the north, it felt quite chilly when we were in the garden. We were in the garden forContinue reading “Going forward with the back”

Going downhill slowly

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  On his permitted walk, he revisited a blue bell wood that he found unsatisfactory when he photographed it on a walk not long ago and found it much more satisfactory today. We had another sunny start to our day and the neighbourhood alfresco coffee morning team enjoyedContinue reading “Going downhill slowly”

Apres le deluge, moi

Today’s guest picture shows that Bruce was not just looking at trams on the Great Orme. He was looking at the view of Llandudno too. After yesterday’s miserable day, we had a very pleasant, warm and often sunny day today. I didn’t make the most of it but I didn’t entirely waste it. The better weatherContinue reading “Apres le deluge, moi”

Berry pickers

Today’s guest picture is the last from my brother’s visit to to our area.  On his way home, he and Justin stopped at the Bowes Museum. I was worried that I might have missed my chance to cut the grass thanks to spending a day pedalling about yesterday but I needn’t have worried as itContinue reading “Berry pickers”

A kindly wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was impressed by this polite message on an Edinburgh tram…especially as the delay was only for three minutes. The jet stream is currently rushing down one side of the British Isles and up the other, trapping some quite chilly air over the top of us andContinue reading “A kindly wind”