Almost too busy to blog

My brother Andrew passed on this guest picture of the day from his son Nick.  The River Soar has burst its banks and Nick’s garden near Nottingham was in this state when he woke up this morning. We had another grey but dry day here today but the forecast is offering us a lot moreContinue reading “Almost too busy to blog”

A dull day

Today’s guest picture is another from camera club member Simon’s recent walk in our hills.  It was so grey today that I thought we needed at least one bit of sunshine to brighten up the day. Storm Dennis arrived softly but it was raining by coffee time and the wind got up as the dayContinue reading “A dull day”

Delayed gratification

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  Knowing that I like trees, she sent me this sunlit picture from Margery Fish’s East Lambrook Manor Garden which she recently visited.  She tells me that it has excellent plant sales. I could hear some heavy rain in the night so I woke up expecting to see that theContinue reading “Delayed gratification”

Into the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  She felt that as I had been a bit lacking of flying birds recently, she should help me out.  She visited RSPB West Sedgmoor on Saturday and saw a great many teal. My first picture of the day was taken very early in the morning indeed. Continue reading “Into the woods”

Norwegian weather

Today’s guest post is another from Joyce’s Bermuda collection.  As well as glorious beaches she visited the zoo at Flatt Island where she found this lovely lemur. When we woke up, we were very pleased to find the Norwegian weather forecast had been reliable and we had a second sunny day in succession.  What wasContinue reading “Norwegian weather”

The tenors get a tune

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s Amsterdam trip.  He took a tour of the canals in the city while he was there and saw the the Muziektheater, which is called now The National Opera and Ballet. We are beginning to have only a distant memory of the sun and it was no surprise toContinue reading “The tenors get a tune”

Some disapointments

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  His walking group took him on an eight mile  hilly and windy walk near Ashbourne.  As an additional hazard, he had to cross this very narrow bridge. After a night when my sleep was often interrupted by the theatrical sighing and moaning of the wind round theContinue reading “Some disapointments”

Mrs Tootlepedal sticks some jewels in the ground

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who turns out to be in Namibia at the moment.  She sent me this portrait of male and female Long-tailed Paradise Whydahs.  The males are in full display mode. Our welcome spell of fine weather continued today but with a reminder that we are still inContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal sticks some jewels in the ground”

A song, a cycle and a tootle or two

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony.  As well as looking up at celestial wonders, he has also looked down and found a monster on the seashore. I drove south after breakfast to visit my singing teacher.  She lives under the shadow of the north of England hills and the mist was just burning offContinue reading “A song, a cycle and a tootle or two”

The lady varnishes

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony.  He has been looking up lately and as well as holes in clouds, he has seen the moon. We had another fine sunny day here today and because the wind had dropped, it felt really warm and we were able to discard several layers of winter clothing. WeContinue reading “The lady varnishes”