A slow day

It was so gloomy here today that I was pleased to have found for the guest picture a very sunny scene from Derby taken by my brother Andrew a day or two ago. I needed something to brighten things up. I poured four inches of rain out of my rain gauge yesterday, a measure ofContinue reading “A slow day”

The weather gods have a laugh

Today’s guest picture reminds me that I shouldn’t complain about our weather too much. Blog reader Terena sent me this picture of current conditions in southern Saskatchewan. There was no sign of snow here but there was plenty of rain about. The forecast was for sunshine and showers and we hoped to find a gapContinue reading “The weather gods have a laugh”

Flying off the handle

Today’s guest picture is another fine bridge from my brother Andrew. He tells me that this is an 18th Century road bridge in Nottingham. It was decidedly autumnal here today, with a chill in the air when we got up. Both Sandy and Margaret remarked on the need for warm clothing when they arrived atContinue reading “Flying off the handle”

A climb and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He saw some very beautiful water lilies today. Owing to one thing and another, I have started writing this post rather late in the evening, so it will be a rushed job, with writing kept to the minimum. Rather to our surprise, we had good weather allContinue reading “A climb and a tootle”

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He is on holiday in the Lake District and had a splendid day today for enjoying views of the Kentmere Fells. My plan for the day, which involved enjoying wall to wall sunshine, coffee with Sandy and a mid length cycle ride, was an excellent planContinue reading “A bit of this and a bit of that”

Rising above myself

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She saw light at the end of a tunnel and found that it was a canal. My cold improved slightly today, and I felt a good deal perkier. The weather did not respond and was chilly and misty . . . . . . and the viewContinue reading “Rising above myself”

Up the wall again

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She took this impressionistic study of moss in snow and sunshine in her garden. We woke to another fine but chilly day here, very fine but very chilly. In spite of the sunshine, it didn’t get above freezing until ten o’clock and the average for the dayContinue reading “Up the wall again”

Icing on the cake

Today’s guest picture comes from Annie and Joe who had taken our granddaughter Evie down to the river Thames to enjoy the golden evening light. The temperature fell very low (-10C, 14F) last night here, and when I looked at our thermometer just before midday, it was still pretty chilly outside our kitchen window. OnceContinue reading “Icing on the cake”

Creeping clouds

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by MaryJane from New York. She describes it as an unexpected camera phone photo of the Central Park (NYC) reservoir as the sun was coming up. Being in the right place at the right time is an art. We had a sunny dawn here, but I was eatingContinue reading “Creeping clouds”

Hitting the target

Today’ guest picture is another in the recent run of family sunsets. After London and Derby, here is our son Tony enjoying a delicate East Wemyss sunset today. We didn’t have much in the way of sun here but at least it stopped raining and that was very welcome. It was raining in the earlyContinue reading “Hitting the target”