Feeling the heat

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who visited the very impressive flight of locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon canal. We had another fine and sunny day today, with the temperatures well up into the mid twenties (80F) so it was quite pleasant to go into the cool of the church toContinue reading “Feeling the heat”

A bit of bad timing

Today’s guest post comes from my brother’s latest group walk.  They covered eight miles with enough climbing to offer some fine views like this one over the village of Crich. It was another day of frequent heavy rain showers and brisk winds here, and we chickened out and drove the few hundred yards to theContinue reading “A bit of bad timing”

Hot stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  There are caves near his house in East Wemyss which have a rich history dating back to the Picts and some archaeologists are currently having a dig around to find out more. It has been getting steadily warmer here, although nothing like the heatwaves in the USAContinue reading “Hot stuff”

Travelling hopefully and arriving

Today’s guest picture is a further report from Tony’s Highland holiday.  He has been to the Isle of Skye. A lot of my posts recently seem to have been done late at night and in rather a rush, not helped by my computer behaving in a grumpy manner and frequently holding things up.  This oneContinue reading “Travelling hopefully and arriving”

A game of two halves

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s African adventure.  As well as many wild animals and birds, she found time to take in the countryside as well. We were spared the worst of some inclement weather today with towns to the north of us getting a heavy snowfall.  We did get constant rain and wind soContinue reading “A game of two halves”

Farewell to the soft fruit

Today’s guest picture finds my Somerset correspondent, Venetia on the Ovango River.  It looks like a good place to be. After yesterday’s gadding about all over the country, I planned for a quiet day at home today, starting with a cup of coffee with Sandy. There was a slight hiccup in the proposed placidity whenContinue reading “Farewell to the soft fruit”

Party time

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent walk along the canals of Birmingham. We kept our dry weather today but there was no sign of sunshine so the temperature was at a more natural level for the first of March. Following on the experience of the garden playing host to a partridge (thoughContinue reading “Party time”

The lady varnishes

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony.  He has been looking up lately and as well as holes in clouds, he has seen the moon. We had another fine sunny day here today and because the wind had dropped, it felt really warm and we were able to discard several layers of winter clothing. WeContinue reading “The lady varnishes”

Using his loaf

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony.  While walking his dogs, he saw this big flock of sea birds floating just off shore. For some unknown reason, I was feeling a bit tired this morning so I decided to have a leisurely time and I was just standing in the garden contemplating life when DropsconeContinue reading “Using his loaf”

Steady progress

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who met an unexpected animal at St Pancras.  She thinks that there may be more roaming the streets of London. I had a day of steady but gentle activity today.  It was rather grey in the morning so I was happy to look at the hymns forContinue reading “Steady progress”