Not quite a Zephyr

Today’s colourful guest picture is another one from my sister Caroline’s holiday in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. We got a reminder of how gentle the breezes have been lately when we woke to a grey and very blustery day today. I read on the internet that Zephyrus, the god of the west wind,Continue reading “Not quite a Zephyr”

A pedal, a bee and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found some chilly but very fine weather on his walk past the old mill today. We had some chilly but fine weather here too today, and it took until breakfast before the thermometer got above zero. Once started though, it kept going and I was ableContinue reading “A pedal, a bee and a song”

A disappearing wood

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair who lives in Leith, a part of Edinburgh. Those familiar with the songs of the Proclaimers will know that sunshine and Leith are inextricably linked. Once again, the forecasters proved fallible, and what should have been a rainy day turned into a fine day with only occasionalContinue reading “A disappearing wood”

A welcome and a welcome surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He found a moment in his working day yesterday morning to stop and appreciate the sunrise. We woke up to a fine morning here today, and at 7°C it was theoretically quite warm for the time of year. It didn’t take long in a piercing wind outsideContinue reading “A welcome and a welcome surprise”

A very full day

Today’s guest picture shows the two faithful friends that accompany Tony on his photographic walks in East Wemyss. They are trained to sniff out a good photo opportunity. After our recent spell of warmish weather for the time of year, we got a colder day today. It was just above freezing when we got upContinue reading “A very full day”

A fairly tame tiger

Today’s guest post comes from our son Tony. He wants to point out that regardless of any passing storms, the sun was still shining in East Wemyss yesterday. We didn’t have any sign of sunshine here today, but it was a little bit warmer than it has been, and although it was very grey, itContinue reading “A fairly tame tiger”

Sticking to the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She left Somerset recently for long enough to visit the smallest town in Britain (allegedly) Llanwrtyd Wells in Breconshire. There she saw this fine bridge over the River Irfon. Llanwrtyd Wells is the home of the world bog snorkelling championships. Although it was only just aboveContinue reading “Sticking to the road”

Berry picking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He got his neighbour, who has a better camera than him, to take this picture of three barn owls chicks getting ready to take their first flight. I am grateful to them both. We had another grey morning here, but it stayed dry and the weatherContinue reading “Berry picking”

A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. It shows a delightful vegetated shingle beach where she took a seaside walk today. We had another day with rain and thunder in the forecast, but happily, there was no sign of either as we cycled off to sing in the church choir in the morning. InContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

A welcome surprise after a pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz, who is down in the south at the moment. She visited East Carlton Park near Corby and came across this fine specimen. It made me think of Christmas for some reason. After several windy days, we had a much calmer day here today with the promise ofContinue reading “A welcome surprise after a pedal”