A twist of fate

Today’s guest picture comes from from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. It shows a handsome bandstand in Victoria Park, Neath. With the clouds sitting heavily on top of our hills when we got up, the day started out slightly chilly and grey. This didn’t stop me walking round to the shop for essential supplies after breakfast,Continue reading “A twist of fate”

Holding back

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found some good weather today to visit the Lenton Firs summerhouse with its 200 year old rockery. It is in the grounds of Nottingham University. We had another fine, dry day here with light winds. It had been cold overnight and once again the day tookContinue reading “Holding back”

Back again

Today’s guest picture comes from ex archive group member Ken, who now lives in the north east of England. He was visiting a wetland area at Whitley Bay when he came across these Dartmoor ponies. They are at the wetland site for two or three months to manage the vegetation. We had a lovely springContinue reading “Back again”

The land of milk and honey sandwiches

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, who saw these Somerset lambs practising their gambolling skills with great verve. We had a much improved day here today. There was no rain, plenty of sun, and a moderate wind. It was a day to get out and about and not sit indoors doing the crossword and drinkingContinue reading “The land of milk and honey sandwiches”

Biscuits and cheese (and more goats)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He was impressed by the efforts of this farmer to keep walkers on the straight and narrow way. We had another day of wind and occasional rain, but with some sunny spells as well. Although it was still fairly cool, there was enough sunshineContinue reading “Biscuits and cheese (and more goats)”

Found

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She noticed this ferocious looking bird while on a walk from her home to collect her car from the garage. I am starting today’s post with a backward reference to yesterday’s post. It was entitled, “Taxing day” and alert readers must have wondered why. I wasContinue reading “Found”

Another trip to Dumfries

I had to go a few weeks back into the files to find today’s guest picture. Our son Alistair sent us this shot of strange tracks in his Edinburgh garden in the February snow. What kind of a creature was this? The temperature dropped to 27.5°F (-2°C) overnight but there was no ice about whenContinue reading “Another trip to Dumfries”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture is another from sunny Derby. My brother Andrew points put that if it wasn’t for the lockdown, Bonnie Prince Charlie would normally be surrounded by gangs of people enjoying a picnic. He looks a bit lonely today. We were promised a day of gentle wind so I had planned to get outContinue reading “A cold start”

Seeing the country

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Derby may not have great mountains and lakes but it does have sunshine and cabbages palms. We had a pretty good day here today, not sunny in the morning, but much calmer than previous days. It was inevitable then that we had to drive to Dumfries forContinue reading “Seeing the country”

Rolling, rolling, rolling

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie in London. She met a relation of Mr Grumpy. We had a chilly morning here with just a hint of frost about after yesterday’s clear night. As a result, I was more than happy to spend the morning inside while things warmed up outside. In among theContinue reading “Rolling, rolling, rolling”