Hiding

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  It is a horrible evening here so I was pleased to find his cheerful picture of life on the river at Chester last week. We were promised a visit from Storm Brendan later in the day so it was good to find a quiet, dry morning whenContinue reading “Hiding”

An introduction to induction

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She was delighted to spot a squirrel in her garden.  She points out that it was so cold that the squirrel was using its tail to keep its ears warm. It rained heavily here over night but it had stopped by the morning and we gotContinue reading “An introduction to induction”

A drop of golden sun

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who felt that he could prove that East Wemyss has fine trees as well as seemingly eternal sunshine. For a change, we had some sunshine here too today, but as it came hand in hand with a very gusty and nippy east wind and a drop inContinue reading “A drop of golden sun”

Another family meal

Today’s guest picture finally reveals Bruce’s horses in all their beauty.  They are the Kelpies at Falkirk  and well worth a visit if you haven’t seen them yet.  They are huge. Our spell of sunny weather continued and the drop in temperature continued too, with the thermometer struggling to get over 2°C today and aContinue reading “Another family meal”

A pleasant surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was walking along the Thames last week when she came to Tower Bridge at low tide. We had another day of sunshine and showers here today but in an improvement on yesterday, there was more sunshine and less rain and when the rain came, it cameContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”

Doris Day is not a big hit

There is no guest picture today because I do not have one and so a gallery from the Moorland Feeders will take top billing instead. We were threatened with wind, rain and snow as storm Doris came to visit us today but after a night of rain, we were largely untroubled by her  during theContinue reading “Doris Day is not a big hit”

Woodpeckers and woods

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker’s NZ trip and shows Nelson Cathedral.  He tells me that as it is in NZ,  it has an earthquake policy, the final line of which says: ‘if the earthquake is a gentle event (i.e. no creaks in the building) services will continue’.  I hadn’t thought that there mightContinue reading “Woodpeckers and woods”

A slow day

Today’s guest picture was taken by my friend Bruce, who was on a trip to the east of the country. He had climbed all of the 132 steps up a dark, narrow, spiral staircase to get to the top of the  the Garleton Monument  and was rewarded by this splendid view of the country stretchingContinue reading “A slow day”

Hitting the bottle

Today’s guest picture comes from the Edmonton busker and bicyclist, Tuckamoredew, a man who sings gaily to himself while pedalling through deep snow in subzero temperatures in the dark.  But even he was a bit alarmed when he passed these two characters at night. The wind was still from the east today and the dayContinue reading “Hitting the bottle”

Feeding frenzy

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s adventures in the Highlands.  She went out on a boat and saw these bottle nosed dolphins disporting themselves. I had another quiet morning with high quality idling only interrupted by the need to mow the middle lawn and the desire to capture the continuing beauty of the peoniesContinue reading “Feeding frenzy”

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