Welcome gloominess

On a dull day here, a cheerful guest picture was needed, so I have gone back to early December when Laura, my Lake Michigan correspondent, was at Weko Beach, Bridgman at the right time of day. For the first time for what seems like weeks, it wasn’t freezing when we got up. I stood outsideContinue reading “Welcome gloominess”

Two walks

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He came across this very striking yellow brain (Tremella mesenterica) fungus on his walk with his wife Lesley today. After the hefty winds and vigorous rain of yesterday, it was a relief to wake up to a much calmer picture today, even if it was a ratherContinue reading “Two walks”

Broken hearted

In contrast to yesterday’s Antiguan sun, today’s guest picture shows a typical day in Derby.  My brother Andrew was suffering in the rain there a couple of day ago. We had another very welcome dry day here today and things are even beginning to hint at drying out a little.  A bit more warmth wouldContinue reading “Broken hearted”

Tension

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Madeira and shows ‘Autonomia’, a monument to celebrate Madeira’s regional autonomy in 1976. It was another chilly but sunny morning here and it looked as though it might well be one of those days when a trip up a hill could be rewarded by some delightfullyContinue reading “Tension”

Taking it easy

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent.  She tells me that her husband Mario met these attractive creatures at at Weetslade country park, another of the North East’s redeveloped former pit sites. I felt remarkably well when I got up but was quite pleased to find it was a grey and drizzly day whichContinue reading “Taking it easy”

Sprung

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent Fiona.  Her father is currently gadding about in California but she thinks that there is just as much fun to be had on Tynemouth Sands and who could disagree. We woke to a perfect March morning.  The sun was out, the sky was blue, the frogs wereContinue reading “Sprung”

Waiting

Today’s picture is yet another from my brother and shows Mt Taranaki, an imposing hill in NZ.  It is a pity that someone seems to have made off with the very top bit of it or it would be even more impressive. I had intended to go cycling with Dropscone after breakfast but continuing feeblenessContinue reading “Waiting”

All change again

Today’s picture shows a slightly uninviting opportunity to sit outside a pub on the river in Barnes.  My daughter Annie sent it and tells me that she didn’t sit out today.  Wimp. We had another day of mixed weather, starting with this… …but changing into this as the day went on. I went across theContinue reading “All change again”