Two unexpected encounters

Today’s guest post comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. It shows a fine sunset over Rivington Pike where they have obviously had more snow than we have had a good many miles to the north. We had another bright and chilly morning here, with freezing temperatures keeping things icy. I tottered out to John’s shop,Continue reading “Two unexpected encounters”

Cowed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was walking with Mike Tinker when they came across this fine example of hair ice this morning. Gavin’s hair ice shows that it had been a sub zero morning, but it also shows that the sun was out, both conditions needed for hair ice formation. IContinue reading “Cowed”

A little celebration

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found a fine example of supportive crochet attached to a tree near his house. It turned out that a year had passed since my last birthday so I woke up today a year older (but not much wiser). The weather gods were in a benevolent moodContinue reading “A little celebration”

Mrs Tootlepedal is for the birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary, It shows busy Kentish Town Stationin London a week or so ago, and demonstrates why Mary is not too alarmed at the prospect of taking public transport. Hardly anyone else is taking it at the moment. Our wind is still coming from the north so when theContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is for the birds”

A quiet day

Today’s guest pictures come from our sons. Tony produced the sweet corn and Alistair was responsible for the carrot. It is good to see them taking after their mother. We had a slightly circumscribed day today as Mrs Tootlepedal wasn’t quite at her peak and needed a visit to the doctor and a day inContinue reading “A quiet day”

Having fun regardless

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who was happy to be able to take a picture of her visiting badgers without using a flash. After a quiet morning, we packed into our cars and set off to visit a beach with the intention of taking part in that most British of all holiday activities, aContinue reading “Having fun regardless”

Through the rude wind’s wild lament….

I have run out of new guest pictures so I am returning to my Somerset correspondent Ventetia’s trip to America.  She was driven along some beautiful  but slightly scary roads. While we didn’t go quite as far as the guest picture, we were visited by some very unwelcome snow here and the temperature only justContinue reading “Through the rude wind’s wild lament….”

Feet on the ground

Today’s guest picture is another blast of Irene’s sunny South African sketches. We had a quietly grey day here today, dull but dry and calm.  It would have been another good day for a cycle ride and it has been annoying that probably the best two days for a bike ride that we are likelyContinue reading “Feet on the ground”

Green walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s Lake District trip.  I have shown you some of her nice bridges so I thought I better include a lake too.  This is Grasmere. The main business of the day was our Carlisle Community Choir concert in the afternoon but the morning was free for other things. Continue reading “Green walk”

Modified rapture

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie’s allotment.  She has been growing radishes. We had a very windy day here in North Berwick today but it stayed dry and it wasn’t too cold in the morning even when it was cloudy. The sun soon came out and it turned into another lovely day. IContinue reading “Modified rapture”