A starling invasion

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s walk home from Street. I like this pastoral scene a lot. There is a river running through it. We had a cold, damp, windy day with very little or nothing to be said in its defence. We walked to church under umbrellas, and found ourselves part of aContinue reading “A starling invasion”

Singing and gardening

Today’s guest picture comes from my Canonbie friend Simon. He was in Lancashire yesterday when he came across this fine bridge over the River Lune while on a walk near Kirkby Lonsdale. We had a warm, sunny and breezy day here today. As we were singing in two choirs, morning and afternoon, we didn’t getContinue reading “Singing and gardening”

Sunshine and song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She has just had a short holiday on the Isle of Wight, and found a sunny day to visit Ventnor Botanical Gardens. We had a warm day here, with a lot of excellent sunshine and light winds. It would have been the perfect day for a longContinue reading “Sunshine and song”

A mixed day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She popped out to check the time on her local clock tower as the sun went down. She tells me that the clock was showing the wrong time. We had a very mixed day here. The weather was variable to say the least, at times sunny .Continue reading “A mixed day”

Sight reading

Today’s guest picture was taken near Dunbar yesterday by our friend Gavin. He had gone to the East coast for his walk and had got some sunny but windy weather. The bridge crosses the river Tyne, but is only usable when the tide is out, as otherwise it is marooned in the middle of theContinue reading “Sight reading”

Opening my eyes

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. The weather is so kindly in the south that her roses are still flowering, even when it is frosty. It wasn’t frosty here today, but it was another unsympathetic and grey day. We cycled round to church to find that the organ has been taken awayContinue reading “Opening my eyes”

A day of rest

Today’s guest picture comes from Drospcone. On the golf course, the roots of this tree, which was toppled by Storm Arwen, show how little soil there is under the grass on the fairways. We had a fine day here at last, but I failed to make much use of it. As usual we went toContinue reading “A day of rest”

Barking mad

Today’s guest picture shows that it must have been raining quite a bit in Derbyshire. This is the Markeaton Stream in spate, captured by my brother Andrew today. It did rain here too today, but only very gently and only now and again. Mostly it was just moist, dull and chilly. We cycled to churchContinue reading “Barking mad”

In hiding

The guest picture has flitted across the Forth today. Our son Tony in East Wemyss persuaded the sun to sit in just the right place above the sea this afternoon to create this delightful composition on his camera lens. After more overnight rain, we awoke to another grey day here. We were able to cycleContinue reading “In hiding”

Clouded vision

Sunrises are a current theme for guest pictures. After our daughter Annie’s Stockwell sunrise yesterday, here is one that our son Tony took a little earlier that day in East Wemyss. We didn’t see a sunrise here today, in fact we didn’t see any sun at all as it was another exceedingly grey day andContinue reading “Clouded vision”