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 musical cure

Today’s guest picture is a cheery looking cottage with a rather mournful sign.  My friend Bruce visited it in the village of Eyam in the Derbyshire dales. Our spell of grey, cold and windy weather continued today and as I woke up with a pain in my side which had come from who knows whereContinue reading “A musical cure”

The open road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby.  They had a spot of snow there. We had a spot of snow too but not nearly so much as they did and this was the scene that welcomed us when we got up this morning. The chaffinches watched the continuing arrival of more snowContinue reading “The open road”

Through the rude wind’s wild lament….

I have run out of new guest pictures so I am returning to my Somerset correspondent Ventetia’s trip to America.  She was driven along some beautiful  but slightly scary roads. While we didn’t go quite as far as the guest picture, we were visited by some very unwelcome snow here and the temperature only justContinue reading “Through the rude wind’s wild lament….”

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”

A bit more out and about

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday.  He and his family visited Mizzen Head.  It is not on my list of places to visit for obvious reasons. For the first time for what seems like ages, we had quite a warm day today with the thermometer gently pushing at 10°C and itContinue reading “A bit more out and about”

A good day for being inside

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who went to Margate to visit the Turner Gallery, which can be seen in the background of her  shot. I had the job of being the stand in feeder filler at the Moorland bird hide today and it was dry but chilly when I drove up toContinue reading “A good day for being inside”

More slow progress

Today’s guest picture shows a spectacular water meadow on my brother’s recent walk from his house in Derby. We had a slightly less gloomy day today both medically and meteorologically.  I felt quite positive, though still pretty wheezy and I noticed an improvement on Mrs Tootlepedal, though she thinks she is never going to getContinue reading “More slow progress”

Plan A

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who came upon this sprightly (spritely?) but rather unlikely fountain on one of her walks.  It makes me feel a bit nervous looking at it as it looks as though there is going to be a nasty crash in a moment. We had another chilly day todayContinue reading “Plan A”

Holey moley!

Today’s guest picture comes from ex-archivist Ken who has returned to the north east of England where he was able to take this picture of the Millennium Bridge over the Tyne on a lovely day. Lovely days were in very short supply here which was a disappointment after yesterday’s glorious weather.  The hills were coveredContinue reading “Holey moley!”