Taking April showers a bit too far

Today’s guest picture shows the Cave of Drac on Majorca.  Dropscone visited it while on holiday on the island.  He got to listen to a concert while he was there. We had to agree with T S Eliot today.  The weather was very cruel.  If I went out on my bicycle, it rained and ifContinue reading “Taking April showers a bit too far”

A matter of timing

Today’s guest picture comes from Irving who has been fishing in the Highlands.  He doesn’t tell me if he caught any fish but at least he made this very nice capture of the old bridge over the River Oykel. I had a varied day today including cycling, walking and singing and among the skills requiredContinue reading “A matter of timing”

Broken hearted

In contrast to yesterday’s Antiguan sun, today’s guest picture shows a typical day in Derby.  My brother Andrew was suffering in the rain there a couple of day ago. We had another very welcome dry day here today and things are even beginning to hint at drying out a little.  A bit more warmth wouldContinue reading “Broken hearted”

Progress

Today’s guest picture is an impressive sea cave from Dropscone’s Irish holiday. Our thaw continued and there was no snow to show on the lawns when we woke up.  It was still fairly chilly and grey with occasional rain so we are not breaking out the spring champagne yet. It took the siskins a bitContinue reading “Progress”

A good day for being inside

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who went to Margate to visit the Turner Gallery, which can be seen in the background of her  shot. I had the job of being the stand in feeder filler at the Moorland bird hide today and it was dry but chilly when I drove up toContinue reading “A good day for being inside”

Low down behaviour

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was on my brother Andrew’s birthday trip at the end of last month.  This is the Severn at Worcester. We had a beautifully sunny morning here.  There was still a bit of snow around and as I had to go up to the Moorland Feeders toContinue reading “Low down behaviour”

The first concert

Today’s guest picture comes from Irving who found the wonderful double rainbow when he went to look at his sheep. We had such a sunny day here, that we were able to find a bit of a rainbow inside our house when a sunbeam glanced off a bevelled mirror edge and onto a closed shutter.Continue reading “The first concert”

A day definitely lacking in lustre

Today’s guest picture is from our daughter Annie who is working at the Macao film festival (someone has to do it).  This is the view from her hotel. Once again, a guest picture provides a marked contrast with our weather here.  It was very gloomy and rather windy all day.  It wasn’t quite as wetContinue reading “A day definitely lacking in lustre”

All the fun of the fair

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She was very taken by this festive shop front. We had a slightly warmer but very much greyer day today with only the occasional glimpse of sunshine.  It was still pretty chilly when I walked along to the producers’ market in the Buccleuch Centre to buy thoseContinue reading “All the fun of the fair”

Going nuts

Today’s guest picture from Bruce got a little closer to the horse in the field.  There turned out to be two of them. The forecast was right and we had another sunny day but it was even colder than yesterday and struggled to get above 3°C all day. Mrs Tootlepedal and I gave up anyContinue reading “Going nuts”