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”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture marks a return to sunny East Wemyss, where, as usual, the weather was fine for Tony’s afternoon walk with his dogs. We had a fine day here, but as it was freezing when we got up, a modest 4°C at midday, and back to below freezing by the evening, it wasn’t aContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

Hitting the heights and down in the dumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk. She came across this old lime kiln. Today was a marked contrast to yesterday. As a result, there are too many pictures in today’s post for which I apologise, but I got carried away by a glimpse of the sun and the chance to get outside.Continue reading “Hitting the heights and down in the dumps”

A stroll in the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. On another visit to Spondon, he walked down Guzzler’s Nook. He took this picture from halfway along. He says that it looks remarkably similar in the other direction too. After the relatively warm weather yesterday, the temperatures sank steadily over night and we were down to 5°CContinue reading “A stroll in the sun”

More sociable celebrations

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She had a chilly but sparkling day for a walk round Portsmouth, and found the famous Spinnaker Tower looking at its best. We had a chilly but far from sparkling day here, with some persistent drizzle in the morning putting paid to my scheme for a earlyContinue reading “More sociable celebrations”

A sunny day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows a typical morning in East Wemyss. We woke to a crisp morning here, with the temperature just above freezing, but with some very welcome sunshine to make it a day to be cheerful. We walked to church to sing in the choir. At the churchContinue reading “A sunny day”

Rest and recuperation

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She met this fine example of Halloween yarn bombing when she was out and about in Portsmouth. We had a brighter and mostly dry day today, which was very welcome in spite of the fact that I couldn’t make the best use of it because I wasContinue reading “Rest and recuperation”

Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He finds a lot of well made and convenient wooden bridges on his walks. After a clear night, we woke to a dry but chilly morning, with a light cloud covering keeping the temperature just above freezing. The conditions encouraged some birds to visit the feeder afterContinue reading “Paying attention”