A late start

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He was across in the north east today visiting Cragside, an interesting house and garden. After a moonlit night, it was very grey here when we got up, but at least this meant that the temperature was above freezing. It was only just above freezing though, soContinue reading “A late start”

A shady friend

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found some Egyptian geese in the grounds of Nottingham University today. He thought that they looked as though they were pining for a bit of Egyptian warmth on a day of biting wind. We had a dry morning here but it was quite chilly too atContinue reading “A shady friend”

Occasionally useful

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She recently went out with a group of fungus hunters in Stockhill Woods near Wells. We had a much better day here than yesterday, dry all day and with a very occasional glimpse of the sun. We have got visitors coming to stay with us forContinue reading “Occasionally useful”

Going the extra mile

I continue with sunny family pictures for the guest picture of the day. Our son Tony saw this striking sunset in East Wemyss while walking his dogs today. Once again, we didn’t have a visible sunrise or sunset here today, just a gradual lightening and darkening of the general cloudy situation. It was a littleContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

Two trains missed

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew. He met Florence Nightingale on a bridge over a main road. It rained overnight, and it was still raining gently when we woke up. It was warm and not too windy so I was anxious to go for a cycle ride but I waited for theContinue reading “Two trains missed”

A double whammy

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She came across this Antony Gormley figure in Winchester Cathedral on her recent visit. We woke to a beautiful sunny morning here. The price to pay for this was a temperature of 1°C when I got up. After a quick peek showed me that there was iceContinue reading “A double whammy”

Testing the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He knows that I like a bridge so he sent me two for the price of one today. The forecast had suggested that it might be the first day for ages with only light winds, so I was definitely hoping to wake up with no side effectsContinue reading “Testing the road”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture is another from sunny Derby. My brother Andrew points put that if it wasn’t for the lockdown, Bonnie Prince Charlie would normally be surrounded by gangs of people enjoying a picnic. He looks a bit lonely today. We were promised a day of gentle wind so I had planned to get outContinue reading “A cold start”

More sun, more breeze

Today’s guest picture comes from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony took this nice photograph of one of his dogs this afternoon. We had another fine day here, but we had to wait for a little unexpected rain at breakfast time to clear away before the good times rolled in. The shock of the rain,Continue reading “More sun, more breeze”

Much better

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She has got a new phone and took this shot with it and sent it to me. She knows that I like canals. There were two and a half inches of rain for the week in Mary Jo’s rain gauge when I looked this morning, most ofContinue reading “Much better”