95 percent

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She passed this striking corner building on one of her recent walks. The ninety five percent of today’s title refers to the average humidity of the day here. It was pervasively damp, and if it wasn’t raining, it was humid enough to make you believe that itContinue reading “95 percent”

Taking a chance

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. Stepping out of her front door the other day, she came across this fine display of early hellebores, a welcome sign of good things to come. We had a dull and occasionally drizzly morning here, but I held back from resorting to the bike to nowhere forContinue reading “Taking a chance”

Frozen in

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon from Canonbie. He came across this very detailed selection of rock strata beside the River Esk near the Hollows on a recent walk. It was just cold enough in the morning to put a hint of iciness into my mind, and after a bit ofContinue reading “Frozen in”

Real cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who celebrated his fiftieth birthday by taking his dogs for a swim. After a night of rain, we woke to slightly higher temperatures here, and it stayed comfortably above freezing all day. There wasn’t a trace of snow and ice in the garden and as the hillsContinue reading “Real cycling”

Clouded vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She wanted a socially distanced walk away from crowds earlier in the week, and was surprised to find she could have one along the canal at the Camden locks. In a normal year, this popular spot would be heaving with passers by. We had a quiet, dryContinue reading “Clouded vision”

No wonder

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He saw this buzzard in a tree while walking his dogs a day or two ago. The forecasters had been pretty certain that we would get a good fall of snow today and I was looking forward to being able to have a winterContinue reading “No wonder”

Moss, moss and more moss

Today’s guest picture was sent to me a bit ago by my neighbour Liz’s sister-in-law, Elaine. I should have used it earlier but I forgot. It shows a monkey puzzle tree at Powfoot with cones, something that I have never seen before. The thaw continued here, which was very welcome, but it came with rainContinue reading “Moss, moss and more moss”

Surface dressing

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair and shows some careful modern art minimalist snowmanship. We woke up to a light snowfall which was dusting the garden…. …interesting a chaffinch… …and had given the church a new look when I went to visit the dentist in the morning. I was pleased that my dentalContinue reading “Surface dressing”

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”

Creeping clouds

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by MaryJane from New York. She describes it as an unexpected camera phone photo of the Central Park (NYC) reservoir as the sun was coming up. Being in the right place at the right time is an art. We had a sunny dawn here, but I was eatingContinue reading “Creeping clouds”