Unwrapping trees

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met these pelicans on a visit to St James’s Park. We didn’t have any exotic birds here this morning, or any sunshine for that matter, just some grey clouds and a rather chilly looking goldfinch on a wire. Some goldfinches did fly down to the feederContinue reading “Unwrapping trees”

Genuine tidying up

Today’s guest post comes from my friend Dropscone, the golfer. He has found several new hazards on the golf course lately. At least they save on mowing costs. We had a dry but grey day here, and once again I had to take things carefully to avoid making my knees worse. My knee felt prettyContinue reading “Genuine tidying up”

Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He finds a lot of well made and convenient wooden bridges on his walks. After a clear night, we woke to a dry but chilly morning, with a light cloud covering keeping the temperature just above freezing. The conditions encouraged some birds to visit the feeder afterContinue reading “Paying attention”

A drop of golden sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He visited Melbourne in Derbyshire and got a good view of a very full reservoir on a fine day. We had a warmer morning here today after our recent frosty starts, but this was because the skies were cloudy and we could not see the top ofContinue reading “A drop of golden sun”

Cool cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She paid a visit to the Tate Modern art gallery on the banks of the River Thames at the end of last month, and got this splendid view across the river from an upper window. We woke to a beautifully sunny but frosty morning here. Our localContinue reading “Cool cycling”

Many layers

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She is on a short break and found an unusual bird in the hotel car park. It was quite nippy when we got up, with the thermometer showing 2°C. However, this seems to be the lowest that it got overnight, as there was no sign of frost.Continue reading “Many layers”

Tootling business but no pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows that even a parked drilling rig looks golden in East Wemyss. We woke up (rather late) to a chilly, but bright and calm morning. It had been my intention to go out for an after breakfast cycle ride if I got up early enough andContinue reading “Tootling business but no pedal”

A little promise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met this squirrel in Regents Park today. We had more rain overnight, but nevertheless the rivers had dropped considerably today, and the danger of flooding had passed. As I had a good night’s sleep in spite of still having some minor aches and pains from yesterday’sContinue reading “A little promise”

To the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a lovely canal bridge on a recent walk. All that was missing was the canal. We had a rather miserable sort of day here today as far as the weather went. The morning was often wet and always windy. I went to the shop, didContinue reading “To the woods”

Getting the point

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba. She had ventured into Alberta when she took this picture of a bridge made especially for wild animals to cross a major road in the Banff National Park. She says that this is a very good idea, as running into a passing moose is not aContinue reading “Getting the point”