Greyer yet and greyer

Today’s guest picture shows that the greyness was nationwide. My sister Mary had this view over London when she went for her walk today. The weather surpassed itself here today by producing the greyest day yet. It was a little warmer though, and not very windy at all so it could have been worse. AllContinue reading “Greyer yet and greyer”

Even greyer

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent. She had a hint of solstice sunshine in Glastonbury this morning. We didn’t even have a hint of sunshine here, as it was sub zero and grey when we got up, and it took until midday for the temperature to climb up to 0°C. A welcomeContinue reading “Even greyer”

How are the mighty fallen

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. In the forecast, East Wemyss was predicted to get the worst of the wind and we were worried for them. But fate was kind, and today East Wemyss was once again the sunshine capital of Scotland, as Tony and his partner Marianne found when they went forContinue reading “How are the mighty fallen”

Cowed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was walking with Mike Tinker when they came across this fine example of hair ice this morning. Gavin’s hair ice shows that it had been a sub zero morning, but it also shows that the sun was out, both conditions needed for hair ice formation. IContinue reading “Cowed”

Several unexpected appearances

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s walk at Ashbourne.  When he had crossed that narrow bridge featured as guest picture a couple of days ago, he found that an earlier landowner had dammed the little river and produced a big lake. We had a surprise today when we woke up.  We foundContinue reading “Several unexpected appearances”

Another outing for the new coat

Today’s guest picture comes from Gunta and shows that although her siskins on the west coast of the USA are not quite the same as ours, they do behave in a similar manner. We had a very windy day here today and there was frequent rain too, so Sandy did well to find a dryContinue reading “Another outing for the new coat”

Farewell to the soft fruit

Today’s guest picture finds my Somerset correspondent, Venetia on the Ovango River.  It looks like a good place to be. After yesterday’s gadding about all over the country, I planned for a quiet day at home today, starting with a cup of coffee with Sandy. There was a slight hiccup in the proposed placidity whenContinue reading “Farewell to the soft fruit”

An eponymous day with added extra

Today’s guest picture comes from Canada.  Lucie, who sent it to me, is scratching her head as to why she can’t find people anxious to share a cup of tea with her on her patio when there are such comfortable looking cushions to sit on. At least Lucie has had some sunshine.  We got anotherContinue reading “An eponymous day with added extra”

Cold comfort

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was out and about and saw skaters on the temporary ice rink at Somerset House.  It always looks a rather staid way of having fun to me. We had a second sunny day today but the weather gods had another trick up their sleeve and keptContinue reading “Cold comfort”

A poor effort

Today’s guest picture comes from my Highland correspondent Jenni.  She went even further north from Inverness for a cruise and found herself in Alaskan waters. We had an uncharacteristically dull day here both as far as the weather went and my level of activity.  Mrs Tootlepedal was up and at it early with a tripContinue reading “A poor effort”