A spring in the step

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He has gone to Wales for a jaunt and on his way, he stopped at the ancient city of Chester. I started the day by selling some postcards to the paper shop to help Archive Group funds and then visited the data miners in the new ArchiveContinue reading “A spring in the step”

A toddle, a pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from Tony.  He was impressed by the power of some ivy which he found eating a castle turret. I had a day neatly divided into three parts with a wide variety of weather to experience. My day started when I crossed the suspension bridge in grey, slightly misty conditions. I hadContinue reading “A toddle, a pedal and a tootle”

Making use of some sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s recent encounter with the terrifying invaders of Derby. We had a really good sunny day today and with nothing on our calendar, I tried to make good use of it. The down side of a bright and sunny morning at this time of year is thatContinue reading “Making use of some sunshine”

Light and shade

Today’s guest picture was sent to my by my sister Susan and shows a little autumn colour in her road in the heart of the big city. I was faced with the task of finding the ideal moment for a bicycle ride somewhere between a cold morning and a wet afternoon and by exercising greatContinue reading “Light and shade”

Changeable weather

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba, or to be more precise, over Manitoba in her aeroplane from which she could see the effect of having a pivotal irrigation system. A variety of forecasters were offering a variety of forecasts today but they all involved rain at some time or other.  I decidedContinue reading “Changeable weather”

A good sit down

Today’s guest picture comes from my Highland correspondent Jennifer and shows her lovely garden, proving that they have had good weather up there too. After the brief interlude with rain here, we are back to dry, warm weather.  New flowers are appearing in the garden. It was cloudy today but warm enough for me toContinue reading “A good sit down”

Unconfined joy

Today’s guest picture is the second portrait of Tony’s dogs by Tash.  It looks as though the dogs had had a New Year’s splash even if Tony hadn’t. We were promised better weather today and we got it but it took some time to arrive as we were covered in mist for most of theContinue reading “Unconfined joy”

Breathing in a little sand

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who recently visited Banwell Castle and sent me this picture of the gatehouse.  I am glad to see that they festoon potential photographic subjects with telephone wires down there as well as up here. The best weather of the day today was in the morning whenContinue reading “Breathing in a little sand”

From feast to famine

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter Annie in London, hundreds of miles to the south of us.  She wants to point out that it was very cold down there this morning. We might have been forgiven for feeling a bit smug when we saw her picture because it was a comparatively warm day hereContinue reading “From feast to famine”

A pleasant surprise

Today’s guest picture is a reminder from my sister Mary of sunny days in the South of France, captured when we visited Aix-en-Provence not so long ago. Today had two good things about it  and one of them was surprising considering that the forecast had been for rain showers all day when I last lookedContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”