A wet walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, and shows dawn over Stockwell in South London today. Annie tells me that the Stockwell shepherds were cowering at this unexpected sight. It was freezing when we got up today after a clear night, but a change in the weather meant that the thermometer rose steadily fromContinue reading “A wet walk”

Rain reigns

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lake Michigan correspondent Laura. The autumn has produced a very fine crop of fungus in her back yard. The weather is getting steadily worse here, and we had more rain overnight, followed by a very grey day when we woke up. Although the forecast had said that it shouldContinue reading “Rain reigns”

Going the extra mile

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who woke to an unusually coloured dawn over Portsmouth today. Shepherds were quaking in their boots. We woke to a miserably grey morning here, and the day showed admirable consistency in remaining miserably grey all day. I was happy to do some work for the Langholm ArchiveContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

A short song cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He thinks that this pretty pot rose of his has a very fitting name, “Alpine Sunset”. We did have a good sunset here today, but we had a very grey dawn and it rained while we were in church, so once again we got damp bottomsContinue reading “A short song cycle”

Getting fairly high

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon from Canonbie. He works all over Europe, and noticing an interest in bridges in recent guest pictures, he has kindly sent me a picture of two fine bridges taken from a third bridge at St Gallen in Switzerland. We had another fine, dry day here, with almostContinue reading “Getting fairly high”

Treading carefully

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Because of the current restrictions, he has to walk very locally as we do, but he found both a fine tree and a fine day today. We had a fine day here too, but as it was back to being below freezing (-3°C) when we got up,Continue reading “Treading carefully”

Taking a walk

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary Jo.  This one is from Manitoba and shows a tree that took to autumn in stages. We were greeted by frosty weather when we got up today, but once again it was dry so we weren’t complaining too much.  It was too cold for cycling and I wasContinue reading “Taking a walk”

Chalk and cheese

Today’s guest picture from Irving, taken earlier on,  shows the Black Esk reservoir, the source of our drinking water these days. After yesterday’s crisp and sunny weather, we could hardly have had a more different day today.  It was soggy, grey, cloudy and cold… …but there were compensations. It was a winter wonderland.  Or atContinue reading “Chalk and cheese”

Good timing

Today’s guest picture shows a frozen pond in the sunshine which was passed by my sister Mary on her way to breakfast at Kenwood the other day. In spite of a chilly start to the day, there was no ice about here and a pause before the forecast rain let me get out for aContinue reading “Good timing”