Double cream

Today’s picture is another from Anne’s visit to Elgin and shows what is left of Elgin Cathedral which was founded in the 13th century. We had another pleasantly warm day with a cooling breeze, only spoiled by the complete absence of any rain.  These are not words that have appeared on the blog before! MrsContinue reading “Double cream”

Mugged

Today’s guest picture comes from my Friday night orchestra, Alison, who recently visited Caerlaverock Castle with her granddaughter (and got served in the cafe). I was mugged by the weather today.  It was generally cloudy but still very warm and with no wind about, it felt very airless and close.  I noticed that as IContinue reading “Mugged”

The calm after the storm

In lieu of any new material, I have returned to Venetia’s  trip to Madeira for the guest picture of the day.  Somewhere between the mountains and the sea, she passed through this narrow gap. Being Friday, I had made an arrangement to have coffee and treacle scones with Dropscone.  The forecast for the afternoon wasContinue reading “The calm after the storm”

Lightning conductor

Today’s guest picture comes from a boat trip that Dropscone took while on his holiday in Majorca.  He saw these  interesting rocks. The forecast drop in temperature came about but it was not quite as dramatic as it might have been.  All the same, some light drizzle and clouds made the day seem very gloomyContinue reading “Lightning conductor”

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”

Getting ready

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan.  She was told by our brother Andrew that she might find an interesting house in Chiswick.  This was it. As we are going to have a very long day in a bus going to Manchester to sing in our choir competition tomorrow, I had a very easyContinue reading “Getting ready”

No comfort at all

Today’s guest picture is a Paddington Basin sunset captured by my sister Mary.  I don’t usually go for sunsets but this is a cracker. We had another even colder day today, without the benefit of any added sunshine. Thanks to a very slowly dripping but unnoticed tap in the guest bathroom, it was cold enoughContinue reading “No comfort at all”

Nothing much

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son and shows a pleasant reservoir near Edinburgh round which he walks his dogs. After yesterday’s warm, calm and sunny weather, today was rather chilly, always grey and sometimes rainy.  It came after yet more heavy rain overnight so everything is decidedly damp.  It got me down aContinue reading “Nothing much”

A spotted woodpecker

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She is working in Zurich this week and took a picture of the sunset there this evening. There was no chance of a sunset here today…or a sunrise…or a sun anything as the sun was conspicuous by its absence all day.  The forecast told me that ifContinue reading “A spotted woodpecker”

With a simile and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony, who came across this splendid waterfall while walking the dogs in the Dollar Glen in Clackmannanshire today.  He is having a birthday celebration weekend away. There was nothing much to celebrate about the weather here today.  It was as gloomy as a Washington Democrat (the simile ofContinue reading “With a simile and a song”