A good block

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who did some bird spotting in the centre of Derby today. It was another pretty dreich day here when we got up, and it wasn’t a great surprise considering some more overnight rain, that I found Mary Jo’s rain gauge pretty well full to the brim whenContinue reading “A good block”

Early birds

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, it was taken yesterday and once again goes to prove that while we may be having miserably grey days here, East Wemyss is still the sunshine capital of the known world. There was a tremendous hailstorm here in the night but it was mercifully short and byContinue reading “Early birds”

Into the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  She felt that as I had been a bit lacking of flying birds recently, she should help me out.  She visited RSPB West Sedgmoor on Saturday and saw a great many teal. My first picture of the day was taken very early in the morning indeed. Continue reading “Into the woods”

Walking the walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Stephen, my Australian correspondent.  He says that it is easy to see the effects of the bush fires raging in the Blue Mountains while walking the streets of Sydney, especially as the sun comes up behind the haze at dawn. We were hoping for some sun here today and weContinue reading “Walking the walk”

The return of winter

We had such a grey day here that I badly needed something bright for the post so today’s guest offering is another of Tommy cycling in the South African sunshine.  Lucky chap. The only colour in the garden today was provided by a few stubborn daffodils who defied the cold and the wind. It wasContinue reading “The return of winter”

Smashing puddles

Today’s guest picture was taken yesterday by my neighbour Gavin, who was walking behind us back from the Market Place after the band had played.  He describes what he saw as ‘a rose between two thorns’.  Rather rude I thought. We had another lovely sunny day today but with added ice… …which we haven’t seenContinue reading “Smashing puddles”

Nowhere and somewhere and then some

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s portfolio of London’s parks. With the thermometer at 2°C, it was warm enough for yesterday’s snow to be melting slowly but cold enough to keep me off the roads on my bike.  As a result, I girded my loins and did ten very boring miles onContinue reading “Nowhere and somewhere and then some”

Unsatisfactory

Today seems to be World Book Day and to celebrate this, my Newcastle correspondent has sent me a picture of her daughter Hannah with just a few of the books she is reading. The temperature was a little up this morning.  This would have been welcome if the wind hadn’t also got up and theContinue reading “Unsatisfactory”

Changeable weather

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by a proud parent, shows Maisie, Langholm’s gift to New Zealand, being very pleased to be exactly three years old.  Her grandfather was round for a cup of tea today but hadn’t seen the picture because his electricity was off. It was a fine day when we woke upContinue reading “Changeable weather”