Hitting the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this old building, once a home for nurses in Derby, and now with just a frontage left standing. After a spell of grey and wet weather here, it was a pleasure to get up to a sunny morning today. The pleasure was slightly modified byContinue reading “Hitting the heights”

The weather gods play fair

Today’s guest photograph comes from my brother Andrew. He was pursuing his hobby of photographing swans when he discovered that on this occasion, all his swans were geese For many years, an eight mile New Year’s day run has been organised in Langholm on the basis of starting when you like but trying to timeContinue reading “The weather gods play fair”

Another (very small) mountain to climb

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took a boat trip down the river Thames to Greenwich today and passed the famous Cutty Sark which these days seems to float on a building. Our current cold spell got colder today. The overnight temperature dropped to -5°C (22°°F) at breakfast time and didn’t riseContinue reading “Another (very small) mountain to climb”

No angel

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has been in the Lake District again, where he visited St Mary’s church at Crosthwaite. After more overnight rain, it was still raining here when we got up. I used this as an excuse to do nothing at all useful or memorable in the morning.Continue reading “No angel”

Flying off the handle

Today’s guest picture is another fine bridge from my brother Andrew. He tells me that this is an 18th Century road bridge in Nottingham. It was decidedly autumnal here today, with a chill in the air when we got up. Both Sandy and Margaret remarked on the need for warm clothing when they arrived atContinue reading “Flying off the handle”

Better late than never

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He has added to the collection of Scottish islands that he has visited by going to the Isle of Coll of our west coast. We had another dry and fine day here with quite a bit of sunshine. The active part of it started with first aContinue reading “Better late than never”

A really interesting outing

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew and his outing to Scarborough with my two older sisters. They had excellent weather today. We had a lovely day here too which was lucky as Kat, the volunteer leader for the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, had organised an outing for us. We were going toContinue reading “A really interesting outing”

The treacle mine is working again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He was in Eyemouth on the east coast to attend a BGA golf competition recently, and he found time to visit the harbour. Dropscone also found time today to make some treacle scones to bring round with him when he came for coffee this morning. His daughter has hadContinue reading “The treacle mine is working again”

Plum pecker

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She visited a Roman villa with my sister Mary recently. Or, to be more correct, they visited a very detailed reconstruction of a Roma villa in the grounds of The Newt in Somerset. We had a warm and mostly cloudy day here, but it stayed dry.Continue reading “Plum pecker”

Push back

Today’s guest picture is a lovely view over the lake at Melbourne in Derbyshire taken by my brother Andrew. He tells us that he was visiting the big house there as the owner is currently on holiday in Scotland and has allowed the hoi polloi to have a nose round while he is away. WeContinue reading “Push back”