A good block

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who did some bird spotting in the centre of Derby today. It was another pretty dreich day here when we got up, and it wasn’t a great surprise considering some more overnight rain, that I found Mary Jo’s rain gauge pretty well full to the brim whenContinue reading “A good block”

Winter draws on

Today’s guest picture shows that Tony’s dog likes his East Wemyss sunsets as much as Laura likes her Lake Michigan ones. Although my posts usually take the form of a daily diary, I am starting this post with something that didn’t happen today and which I didn’t see. Our friend Gavin send me some picturesContinue reading “Winter draws on”

Early birds

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, it was taken yesterday and once again goes to prove that while we may be having miserably grey days here, East Wemyss is still the sunshine capital of the known world. There was a tremendous hailstorm here in the night but it was mercifully short and byContinue reading “Early birds”

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”

Walking the walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Stephen, my Australian correspondent.  He says that it is easy to see the effects of the bush fires raging in the Blue Mountains while walking the streets of Sydney, especially as the sun comes up behind the haze at dawn. We were hoping for some sun here today and weContinue reading “Walking the walk”

Hanging around

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony’s partner Marianne.  She shared her enjoyment of a view over the river Tay at Perth with some jackdaws. I realised when I came to put this post together that I had included far too many pictures in it by accident so I apologise in advance and recommendContinue reading “Hanging around”

Rain stopped play

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who was more adventurous than me and went for an outing in the rain.  His reward was a picture of the Byreburn in full flow over the Fairy Loup. (I have put a little video that he took at the bottom of this post for those whoContinue reading “Rain stopped play”

The return of winter

We had such a grey day here that I badly needed something bright for the post so today’s guest offering is another of Tommy cycling in the South African sunshine.  Lucky chap. The only colour in the garden today was provided by a few stubborn daffodils who defied the cold and the wind. It wasContinue reading “The return of winter”

Smashing puddles

Today’s guest picture was taken yesterday by my neighbour Gavin, who was walking behind us back from the Market Place after the band had played.  He describes what he saw as ‘a rose between two thorns’.  Rather rude I thought. We had another lovely sunny day today but with added ice… …which we haven’t seenContinue reading “Smashing puddles”

Nowhere and somewhere and then some

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s portfolio of London’s parks. With the thermometer at 2°C, it was warm enough for yesterday’s snow to be melting slowly but cold enough to keep me off the roads on my bike.  As a result, I girded my loins and did ten very boring miles onContinue reading “Nowhere and somewhere and then some”