A hint of spring?

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She went down to the Thames for a walk yesterday and found a display of sitting gulls in front of Blackfriars Station on the bridge. We had another grey and chilly day here, with a north westerly breeze making sure that we didn’t get too excited byContinue reading “A hint of spring?”

Not the best use of some sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Elizabeth, last seen organising the Whisky Run here on New Year’s Day. She was at home in Linlithgow yesterday when a goldcrest cannoned into her window, stunning itself in the process. She held out a helping hand, and it soon recovered and flew off. It is a beautifulContinue reading “Not the best use of some sunshine”

Singing and walking

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s visit to Orkney. He met a very upstanding stone. We had a sunny but slightly chilly day here. I filled the feeder early in the morning and two goldfinches appeared to sample the seed. There was a rather threatening cloud as we cycled to church, but it had disappearedContinue reading “Singing and walking”

Slowing up

Today’s guest picture is another from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. She was very taken by the beautiful countryside she found on her visit. We had another fine day here, occasionally cloudy, occasionally sunny, but always dry. A cool north wind reminded us that summer has perhaps permanently slippedContinue reading “Slowing up”

A good excuse for a walk

Today’s guest picture is a squirrel spotted on a windowsill four floors up by our son Tony in the course of his work today. Our spell of unsettled weather continued today, but although it was rather grey and gloomy, it was not cold and the rain held off as we cycled down to a meetingContinue reading “A good excuse for a walk”

A long cut and a short cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She walked along this avenue of blossom in Regents Park on her way to play tennis on Saturday. It was nearly 8°C by breakfast time here today, but our joy was not unconfined as it was also grey and windy with the occasional hint of rain. MrsContinue reading “A long cut and a short cut”

A stake in the future

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. He thinks that it must be spring because the council have put up a bouncy castle at the boating pond. As it was below freezing when we got up today, spring was on hold for a bit here, but it was bright and sunny andContinue reading “A stake in the future”

In the swing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. His picture looks like a big pipe but is in fact a bridge over a main road. We woke to another generally sunny day here, and this left the feeders in the shadows after breakfast. There was a decidedly cool air as I walked up to townContinue reading “In the swing”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss, the sunshine capital of Scotland, He was up at half past six this morning to catch this glorious sunrise. We had another fine and generally sunny day here, and we are enjoying the good weather while it lasts. I started the day by shiftingContinue reading “Getting my goat”

A pedal but no tootle

Today’s guest picture shows the sunny shore at East Wemyss this afternoon, with another example of the sort of weather that our older son Tony has to put up with all the time. We had a sunny day in Langholm too, but as it came with sub zero temperatures at breakfast time, we had toContinue reading “A pedal but no tootle”