The lady varnishes

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony.  He has been looking up lately and as well as holes in clouds, he has seen the moon. We had another fine sunny day here today and because the wind had dropped, it felt really warm and we were able to discard several layers of winter clothing. WeContinue reading “The lady varnishes”

Foot slogging

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She was visiting the Somerset Rural Life Museum with my Somerset correspondent Venetia not long ago when she came across this very patient horse. It was a beautiful day today with not a cloud in the sky but as it was still below zero after breakfast, thereContinue reading “Foot slogging”

Scones and songs brighten the day

Today’s guest picture is another from our friend Bruce’s Highland tour.  It shows McCaig’s Tower in Oban, a prominent granite folly overlooking the town. It was a rotten day here, rainy, cold and with gusty winds.  It was hard to see the birds at the feeder… …but much easier to see Dropscone coming round withContinue reading “Scones and songs brighten the day”

A song and a smile

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She is getting out and about again after a hip operation and was able to enjoy the colour in Regents Park today. We had a very lovely sunny day today, though with the wind coming from the east, it was lovelier if you could find a shelteredContinue reading “A song and a smile”

Down came the rain (in the end)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who walked though five villages the other day and looked at one of them across a valley. This is Holbrook seen from Horsley. I was expecting a wet day today but after some heavy rain overnight, it was quite dry and calm in the morning and Dropscone wasContinue reading “Down came the rain (in the end)”

A drop in the ocean

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s trip to Madeira. The forecasters are having a hard time at present getting the details of the weather correct, largely I suspect because the weather is so unusual these days that their computer models are not provided with enough helpful historic data.  All the same, various forecasts wereContinue reading “A drop in the ocean”

A most unusual benchmark

Today’s guest picture reflects the sun, sea and sand being currently enjoyed by Sandy, who is in the Canary Islands having fun. I must apologise for any more than my usual incoherence in today’s post as after several eventful days, I am feeling a bit tired. I daresay though, that I am not as tiredContinue reading “A most unusual benchmark”

All action

Today’s guest picture comes from my next door neighbour Irving who is spending the festive season visiting his son and family in Florida.  The picture shows some of the  20 to 30 ibis they see outside the house every day. We had another sunny day here today but the temperature was at zero when weContinue reading “All action”

Into every life etc….but not today.

Today’s guest picture is another mode of transport spotted by my friend Bruce on his jaunt in the south.  This time he was at Pickering. It was raining in the very early hours of the morning but by the time that we got up, the rain had gone and the sun had appeared.  To stopContinue reading “Into every life etc….but not today.”

A distinct lack of sparkle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s recent visit to Bath with my two other sisters.  They had some good weather  when they visited the Abbey. We had some thoroughly rotten weather here.  It rained on and off all day and the thick cloud made it feel like the middle of winter as farContinue reading “A distinct lack of sparkle”