An improvement

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Wells with my sister Mary. They enjoyed the much photographed view of the cathedral. I didn’t much enjoy the view here when we woke up this morning. There was a thin covering of snow on the lawn but not enough to make a good winter sceneContinue reading “An improvement”

Wandering between rain and wind

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He took this dramatic cloudscape over the Forth this afternoon. As you can see from the angle of the sea, it knocked him a bit sideways. We were braced for a dramatic day here with Storm Dudley in the offing, but the morning was more miserable thanContinue reading “Wandering between rain and wind”

The first pedal of the year

Today’s guest picture came out a curious colour, but our son Tony sent it to me just to show that they have a moon in East Wemyss as well as lots of sunshine. We didn’t see the sun or the moon here when we got up today because we were back to cloudy and greyContinue reading “The first pedal of the year”

A final outing for the year with Mrs T

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She was very impressed by the Christmas decorations in her local hairdresser’s salon. I am too. After a night with more rain and the sound of mournful geese calling out in the mist as they circled the town at midnight, it was a relief to wake upContinue reading “A final outing for the year with Mrs T”

A wet walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, and shows dawn over Stockwell in South London today. Annie tells me that the Stockwell shepherds were cowering at this unexpected sight. It was freezing when we got up today after a clear night, but a change in the weather meant that the thermometer rose steadily fromContinue reading “A wet walk”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture marks a return to sunny East Wemyss, where, as usual, the weather was fine for Tony’s afternoon walk with his dogs. We had a fine day here, but as it was freezing when we got up, a modest 4°C at midday, and back to below freezing by the evening, it wasn’t aContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

Hitting the heights and down in the dumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk. She came across this old lime kiln. Today was a marked contrast to yesterday. As a result, there are too many pictures in today’s post for which I apologise, but I got carried away by a glimpse of the sun and the chance to get outside.Continue reading “Hitting the heights and down in the dumps”

The open road

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba where cold is really cold. She was intrigued by this strange crack in the ice on the Assiniboine River. It was quite cold by our standards here this morning, but above freezing. On the other hand it was raining heavily so it didn’t score many marksContinue reading “The open road”

Trees large and small felled

Today’s guest picture comes from that other Eden, that demi-paradise, East Wemyss. It was taken by the visual poet of that place, our son Tony. We woke to a chilly morning with the merest sprinkling of snow on the ground. I warmed up with a walk round to the shop after breakfast and then, afterContinue reading “Trees large and small felled”

A stroll in the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. On another visit to Spondon, he walked down Guzzler’s Nook. He took this picture from halfway along. He says that it looks remarkably similar in the other direction too. After the relatively warm weather yesterday, the temperatures sank steadily over night and we were down to 5°CContinue reading “A stroll in the sun”