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 missed mist opportunity

It was a ‘mist in the valley’ morning here and I should have been up on the hill. Others were more active and for today’s guest picture, keen hill walker Tessa sent me this fine Brocken Spectre which she met in the mist today. You can see why some people might have religious visions. WhenContinue reading “A missed mist opportunity”

A night out

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony in East Wemyss, the land of eternal sunshine. It is not the sharpest picture that he has ever taken, but I thought that it was unusual enough to fill the guest spot. We had a cool but sunny day here. The temperature was near enough toContinue reading “A night out”

A small step

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony and the kingdom of everlasting sunshine, East Wemyss.  If you look closely, you might see a seal on the rock in the foreground and perhaps a cormorant too. After our recent sunny spell, we went back to rather grey and gloomy today, but the silver liningContinue reading “A small step”

Seeing the light

Today’s guest picture comes from a new contributor, Paul.  Like myself, he is a cyclist and obviously a keen photographer.  He is not absolutely sure but he thinks that this delightful shot was taken at Blea Tarn in the Lake District. We had another cold and sunny day today, but it was even colder thanContinue reading “Seeing the light”

A second failure at go fish

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was spotted by a deer on one of his walks. It was another grey day today but although it promised to rain for quite a lot of the day, we got nothing worse than a few spots every now and again. I went off to theContinue reading “A second failure at go fish”

Unstressed

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother.  He took while he was waiting for a few stragglers to catch up at the end of a recent group walk.  As they had been going for nine miles, I am not surprised that there was a bit of straggling. It will be a bitContinue reading “Unstressed”

A start and stop day

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike and Alison’s New Zealand adventure.  Mike thought correctly that it might warm me up.  He tells me that it shows Mapua with Rabbit Island in the background. At the other end of the earth from Mapua, we had a suitably dark and grey occasion here as we approachContinue reading “A start and stop day”

A dilemma

Today’s guest picture’s subject was spotted in the window of what she called a ‘posh shop’ in Mayfair by my sister Susan.  It must be quite posh indeed if it is selling this. We woke to another day of undiluted blue sky.  There was an additional factor though.  This was the view of the greenContinue reading “A dilemma”