Not a lot

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  Knowing that I like bridges, he has sent me this magnificent Derbyshire example. We were promised a hot, sunny day and we got a pleasantly warm and mostly sunny day which was welcome.  The wind was light and I would have liked to have gone out forContinue reading “Not a lot”

Presents from above

Today’s guest picture comes from my recorder playing friend Susan.  She works in Carlisle and had to take the bus to work today as access to her car parking space was impossible.  The lake on the right of the picture is in fact a riverside park and only a temporary lake. They may have hadContinue reading “Presents from above”

Feeling the chill

Today’s guest picture comes from my Australian correspondent Stephen.  Having read about the Langholm Christmas tree illumination, he sent me this shot to show that Australians can do Christmas too. Talking about Christmas, our resident robin is working hard to get us into a Christmas mood. As you can see, we had another sunny dayContinue reading “Feeling the chill”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s canal walk with my sister Mary.  I like a bridge with legs. After a chilly night, we had a chilly morning followed by a chilly afternoon.  Sandy, who dropped in for a coffee told me that his thermometer showed an overnight low of -7°C which is unusually coldContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”

A longstanding complaint

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who knowing my taste for bridges, sent me this handsome example from the Kennet and Avon Canal at the Caen Hill locks. We had a very pleasant day today, and when the sun shone, which it did quite a lot, it felt much like summer again.Continue reading “A longstanding complaint”

A step too far

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz, who recently visited the Eden Project in Cornwall and came across this giant insect. We had another lovely day here and the flowers were looking very cheerful as a result, whether hanging over the edge of the dam… ..or popping up in a flower bed. New tulipsContinue reading “A step too far”

Surrounded

Today’s guest picture comes from Sharon, mother of Luke my flute playing friend.  She took this beautiful view of the Nith estuary from Glencaple near Dumfries. It was a two choir day as usual on a Sunday and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time.  In church we sang several hymns with satisfying bass lines andContinue reading “Surrounded”

Puffed out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He is taking an interest in wildlife now that he has moved to the country from the city and recently spotted and identified a yellowhammer. We had another grey and gloomy morning here and the memories of the fine summer months are slipping ever faster into oblivionContinue reading “Puffed out”

Trying to gauge the weather correctly

Today’s guest picture comes from Anne, my cello playing friend Mike’s wife, who came across a very odd looking bird at her daughter’s bird feeder.  I would like to see red squirrels in our garden. It was one of those days when it was hard to get some satisfactory organisation into my outdoor life thanksContinue reading “Trying to gauge the weather correctly”

A busy day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, who met one of the Grumpy clan chatting with a friend, while she was on a walk in Regents Park with a friend of her own. We were promised a day of rain today after the latest storm passed over us during the night.  The storm knockedContinue reading “A busy day”