An eponymous day with added extra

Today’s guest picture comes from Canada.  Lucie, who sent it to me, is scratching her head as to why she can’t find people anxious to share a cup of tea with her on her patio when there are such comfortable looking cushions to sit on. At least Lucie has had some sunshine.  We got anotherContinue reading “An eponymous day with added extra”

A toddle, a pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from Tony.  He was impressed by the power of some ivy which he found eating a castle turret. I had a day neatly divided into three parts with a wide variety of weather to experience. My day started when I crossed the suspension bridge in grey, slightly misty conditions. I hadContinue reading “A toddle, a pedal and a tootle”

Another pedal, another tootle!

Today’s guest picture comes from Jenni, my Highland correspondent.  We have been having some good sunrises here and may be there is something in the air at the moment because she had a spectacular one too. It was another cold day with the thermometer hanging about the 5 degree mark at best but a nippingContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle!”

Putting on weight again

Today’s guest picture is another blast of sunshine from the past.  This time it is a pleasant valley scene from one of my brother Andrew’s Derbyshire walks in early October. After a rather restless night, I got up to a sunny morning and a much improved interior economy and after a quiet morning, I wasContinue reading “Putting on weight again”

A bit of a blow

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who went with my sister Susan to visit the refurbished temperate glass house at Kew Gardens.  It was worth the trip. The big question, after a night listening to the wind howling round the house and rain battering at the windows, was would there be anything left?Continue reading “A bit of a blow”

A pedal and a tootle and lawn care – a perfect day

Today’s guest picture  comes from my brother Andrew who is working his way back south after his visit to Langholm.  He took this picture of Morecambe Bay in the distance from the wonderfully named Hutton Roof.  By the time he got down to the seaside, the tide was out. Our spell of excellent weather continuedContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle and lawn care – a perfect day”

Three outings

Today’s guest picture puts our recent snow here into perspective.  It was sent to me by Lucie from Manitoba and it shows an unwelcome late and heavy fall of snow which was making life hard for birds on her feeder. We had another chilly day today but it didn’t rain and the sun came outContinue reading “Three outings”

Two mysteries solved

Today’s guest picture comes from former Archive Group member Ken who has gone back to the east coast where he is celebrating the twentieth birthday of the ‘Angel of the North’. It didn’t snow today.  This was quite unexpected but to make up for it, a shrewd and biting wind made going outside a bitContinue reading “Two mysteries solved”

The right sort of wind in the evening

Today’s guest picture brings a welcome ray of sunshine from London.  My sister Mary recently got a chance to admire her favourite form of London transport. When we went to bed last night, it was snowing furiously…. …so we were relieved to find when we woke up this morning, that we had avoided the worstContinue reading “The right sort of wind in the evening”

A late flash

Today’s guest picture is an owl spotted by Dropscone on his recent visit to Kent.  It was keeping an eye on things near a graveyard. We had another cold, grey and wet morning today with added icy patches so I was very happy to find things to do in the house.  The  ground is stillContinue reading “A late flash”