Interesting times

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  His son has got a scientific rain gauge and it had plenty of rain to measure this morning. There had been rain overnight and it was still raining hard after breakfast so I went down to the river to see what was what. It was a greyContinue reading “Interesting times”

Not a lot

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by one of my ex teaching colleagues, Ada.  She has been on a walking holiday in Tenerife, which looks from her picture to have been an excellent choice. I must apologise to regular readers who might justifiably expect a little variety every now and again in my postsContinue reading “Not a lot”

One step forward and two steps back

Today’s guest picture is another brightener for a gloomy day from Venetia.  She was much struck by the glow from a neighbour’s flame tree in Somerset this morning. There was not much brightness here today at all and it rained sporadically and unpredictably off and on all day. I started the day by putting anotherContinue reading “One step forward and two steps back”

Not all hail

My South African correspondent, Tom, thought that it was time to make the blog more attractive to the wider public so he has sent me this delectable picture of bare flesh.  They have to put up with a lot of fine weather down there. There was once again no danger of sunburn in Langholm asContinue reading “Not all hail”

Cold comfort

Today’s guest picture comes from Irving, who sent me this fine shot of the bottom of Bealach-na ba on the way to Applecross, one of the most spectacular roads in Scotland. We had another day of frozen sunshine here, with temperatures at zero or below all day.  However, with stories of snow and slush inContinue reading “Cold comfort”

A change in the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who was up in London to watch tennis at the O2 Arena. During a break in play, she ventured across the river on the Emirates cable car. We could hear the rain pounding down overnight so it was no surprise to wake up to a dullContinue reading “A change in the weather”

Unsettling

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa and, appropriately enough since he is a great rugby man, it shows some springboks. The first named storm of the year was visiting Britain overnight and we were warned that Aileen would bring heavy and persistent rain overnight and well into the morning so itContinue reading “Unsettling”

Seeing people, doing stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to the east coast where he visited the picturesque harbour at North Berwick. We had our coldest morning of the year here with the thermometer showing below zero when we got up.  It was dry and sunny though so I was able to walk up toContinue reading “Seeing people, doing stuff”

We have some rain to spare if anyone wants it

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my daughter Annie.  It is a puzzle picture to see if you can work out what film festival she is currently working at.  (She was in Venice last week.) We have had a few drizzly and gloomy days recently but today was a change.  Far from drizzling,Continue reading “We have some rain to spare if anyone wants it”