A Tootlepedal day

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew. He is still in London helping to sort out my sister’s affairs. He found time for a trip along the Thames today. It froze over night here but the temperature soon rose above freezing as the morning went on. It didn’t show any enthusiasm for actuallyContinue reading “A Tootlepedal day”

A misty pedal

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew who is staying in London to help my sister Mary for a while. Our other sister Caroline joined them today. Andrew took this picture of Hawley Lock at Camden on a sunny but chilly day in the south. The temperature crept up a degree or twoContinue reading “A misty pedal”

A shady friend

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found some Egyptian geese in the grounds of Nottingham University today. He thought that they looked as though they were pining for a bit of Egyptian warmth on a day of biting wind. We had a dry morning here but it was quite chilly too atContinue reading “A shady friend”

A much better use of some sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair who has visited his local park. It shows that Mr Grumpy’s relatives are branching out in Edinburgh. After some heavy overnight rain, it was a relief to wake up to a dull but dry morning today, with the temperature well above freezing. In these dark days atContinue reading “A much better use of some sunshine”

Logjam

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon. When he was on a walk last week, he found that the Fairy Loup waterfall had frozen solid. It was a fairly miserable 2 degrees Celsius when we got up today, but the day stayed dry and the temperature rose gently towards 5 degrees inContinue reading “Logjam”

A pedal at last

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. It shows the handsome church where both she and my sister Mary read lessons at a carol service last Sunday. After our unusually warm day yesterday, temperatures came down to a more normal December level and the thermometer hung around at about 6°C all day. It didn’tContinue reading “A pedal at last”

Seriously deflated

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She found this charming table decoration when she went for a cup of coffee while shopping this morning. According to the old saying, a red sky at night should be a shepherd’s delight, and our hopes for a bright day after yesterday’s good sunset were realised asContinue reading “Seriously deflated”

Zooming about

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She was rather taken by the Dior decorations on the front of Harrods as she passed by the famous shop on her way to an exhibition today. I suppose that they do sum up the modern spirit of Christmas rather well. The change to cooler weather arrivedContinue reading “Zooming about”

A satisfying day

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. He took this delightful ‘light and shade’ shot across the valley from Warbla yesterday while he was having a late afternoon stroll with his wife, Leila. We had another very pleasant day here today as far as the weather went, and the events of the dayContinue reading “A satisfying day”

Flat calm

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. His dog Henry took him up to the top of Warbla in yesterday’s strong winds. Mark reckons that judging by how flat Henry’s ears were, the wind must have been blowing at 50 mph. Henry thought that it was fun. After two days of continuous strongContinue reading “Flat calm”