Just in time

Today’s guest picture is another from MaryJane in New York. She and her husband thought it worth while getting very cold fingers on a freezing day to catch a picture of a Harlequin duck at Jones Beach before it left for the season. I can see why. After a night of strong wind and heavyContinue reading “Just in time”

Sneaking a walk in

I got a generous response to my plea for guest pictures from two readers in the USA. This one comes from Mary Jane in New York, and shows that the New Yorkers are taking the pandemic seriously. This is the normally packed subway station at West Fourth Street. We had a cold and grey dayContinue reading “Sneaking a walk in”

More snowdrops than raindrops

Today’s guest picture is another much needed dose of sunshine, this time from Derby. My brother Andrew saw an inviting bench, but he tells me that as soon as he sat on it, the sun went in. We had another day of persistent rain here but it stayed reasonable warm and the wind wasn’t asContinue reading “More snowdrops than raindrops”

Dennis comes before Dennis

The guest picture of the day comes from Dropscone’s pre-Brexit visit to Amsterdam.  He felt that I didn’t have enough pigeons on my recent blogs. We are awaiting the arrival of storm Dennis.  In the meantime, Dropscone came for coffee this morning.  Local readers will be well aware that Dropscone’s Sunday name is also Dennis,Continue reading “Dennis comes before Dennis”

Another step forward

Today’s guest picture is another Lake District study from cyclist Paul.  He visited Buttermere on a lovely autumn day a couple of years ago.  It is one of my favourite spots. The day here was a forecasting mixture, with the BBC having the upper hand in the morning and the Norwegians taking over in theContinue reading “Another step forward”

Blanket coverage

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s Namibian adventure.  She came across one of their famous two headed giraffes and sent me this shot.  It may have more legs than the usual giraffe too. Our sunny weather came to an end today and we had grey skies and rather chillier temperatures but it remained dryContinue reading “Blanket coverage”

A matter of timing

Today’s guest picture comes from Irving who has been fishing in the Highlands.  He doesn’t tell me if he caught any fish but at least he made this very nice capture of the old bridge over the River Oykel. I had a varied day today including cycling, walking and singing and among the skills requiredContinue reading “A matter of timing”

Bike good, wind bad

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s visit to Nottingham.  As well as bridges, he saw this wheel.  Your town or city is unappealing if you don’t have a big wheel these days it seems. After a lonely breakfast, I checked on the vigour of the wind outside and decided that this wouldContinue reading “Bike good, wind bad”

Another duck

Today’s guest picture is an unusual shot of a new part of the town with the seventh hole of the Langholm Golf Club in the background.  It was taken by Dropscone. We woke up to another glorious morning but it proved to be something of a false dawn as there was a very cold windContinue reading “Another duck”