The last of the frost (for the moment)

Today’s guest picture is another study of fine weather in East Wemyss. It doesn’t come from our son Tony though. It was taken by his partner Marianne. Here during last night it had warmed up slightly and then it froze again as dawn arrived. Unsurprisingly, roads and pavements were sheets of ice when we setContinue reading “The last of the frost (for the moment)”

A day of song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met a moorhen on a recent outing.. It stayed above freezing here overnight but it was far from warm as we cycled to church this morning. Only four choir members turned up, but as the hymns provided plenty of opportunity for cheerful singing, we did ourContinue reading “A day of song”

Visitors

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is on his travels again and visited Lincoln recently. We had a warm and pleasant day here today, with only a brief flurry of rain to make us nervous. We were expecting visitors so while Mrs Tootlepedal baked a cake, I swept the paths in theContinue reading “Visitors”

Pulling, pushing, perambulating and playing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found this fine mediaeval bridge for me on a visit to Fountains Abbey. We had our first genuinely chilly morning since the late spring today. Our local weather station recorded a low of 3°C (38°F) in the early hours. It was a generally sunny day though,Continue reading “Pulling, pushing, perambulating and playing”

Two choirs and three bridges

Today’s guest picture comes from my files. Looking back, I don’t think that I have used this fine slightly surreal shot taken by my brother Andrew. (If I have, it deserves another outing anyway.) It was rainy when we got up, and the prospects did not look good. However, it stopped raining as soon asContinue reading “Two choirs and three bridges”

A busy but uneventful day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She came upon a herd of deer on a visit to Somerset yesterday. We woke to a grey and wet day here, and although it dried up, it didn’t get much less grey until the very end of the day. With nothing better to do, I putContinue reading “A busy but uneventful day”

Back in the groove again

Today’s guest picture(s) come from Dropscone’s holiday in Devon. He took a trip on the Babbacombe cliff railway. We had a very familiar sort of day here now that we are back home. We rose rather late to let us recover from the journey yesterday, and then we had coffee with our neighbour Margaret. ItContinue reading “Back in the groove again”

Playing the wrong card

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. On his way back from his holiday in North Berwick, he visited Rosslyn Chapel. (The chapel has a long history both in the real world and in fiction. You can find more about this here.) We had another fine day here, and it got pleasantly warm asContinue reading “Playing the wrong card”

Bird, birds, birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who was impressed by the power of the waves pounding the Southsea shore today. We had a windy morning here too, and I was glad that I didn’t have to cycle any further than the butcher’s in the High Street and the corner shop on my wayContinue reading “Bird, birds, birds”

Opening my eyes

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. The weather is so kindly in the south that her roses are still flowering, even when it is frosty. It wasn’t frosty here today, but it was another unsympathetic and grey day. We cycled round to church to find that the organ has been taken awayContinue reading “Opening my eyes”