Looping the loop

Today’s guest pictures come from Laura in Michigan. She tells me that these ice sculptures were carved during the recent St. Joseph Magical Ice Festival. Some stand about 8ft tall. (They also have a frozen fish tossing contest at the festival I believe.) We were far from icy here today and the weather seems toContinue reading “Looping the loop”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from my South Africa correspondent, Langholm exile Tom. He is tormenting me with pictures of delicious looking table grapes almost ready for picking. I love grapes. We had another in our series of cold days here after another icy night, but by way of compensation, there was hardly a cloud inContinue reading “Getting the picture”

Blue sky thinking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. You can see famous Glastonbury Tor in the background and reflected in the floodwater. Venetia tells me that flooding is very common at this time of year on the Somerset Levels. I suppose the clue is in the name. We were in no danger of floodingContinue reading “Blue sky thinking”

Up and down and round and round

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk in Warwickshire which my brother Andrew took last week. I have been trying to work out what is going on at the end of the field but have failed. After yesterday’s gloomy weather, we woke to brilliant sunshine today. For once, I didn’t waste a lot of timeContinue reading “Up and down and round and round”

Blown off course again

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie and shows a fig from her garden. We had a day without rain today and very welcome it was too. Sandy came down to join us for coffee, and thanks to the very strong wind, we had a morning coffee meeting inside, the first time since theContinue reading “Blown off course again”

Mrs Tootlepedal walks the walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile in Canada, Joyce. She was greeted by this scene on New Year’s Eve. There will be shovelling. The new year here came in with clouds but no rain and no frost, so all was well set for the ‘Whisky Run’, a long standing Ne’erday event in Langholm, organisedContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal walks the walk”

Hot foot

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He is visiting Aranjuez in Spain.  It is 30 mins from Madrid and is a town built around a Royal Palace.  His picture shows one of the rooms in the so called ‘Labourer’s House’.  I don’t think that the labourer lives there any more. We had aContinue reading “Hot foot”

A pot of gold

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She has visited Paris and thought she would take a picture of the Place de la Concorde as she thinks we all could do with a little concord at this time. We had another sunny morning here, but once again the day was sprinkled with showers andContinue reading “A pot of gold”

A certain apprehension

Today’s guest picture is another captured by our son Tony’s new camera, showing that it (and he) can take close ups as well as the larger picture. It was bright and chilly when we got up and after breakfast, I went out to look for the lost perch from the feeder.  I found it easilyContinue reading “A certain apprehension”

Looking around

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent Lake District trip, It shows Ullswater. We were blessed with a whole day of lovely weather from dawn till dusk.  I didn’t quite manage to be up and about by dawn but I did get onto the bike about ten o’clock.  I was a bitContinue reading “Looking around”