Less rain, more wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was pleased to find that recent rain had refreshed the Markeaton Brook in Derby. He tells me that although it looks very bucolic, it is actually running through the heart of the city We had a miserably cold start to the day, with a cruel northerlyContinue reading “Less rain, more wind”

Cheese but no biscuits

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He came across this classic situation on his way to have a walk in the country a day or two ago. It was good enough to make an appearance on the BBC Scotland website. We had another chilly morning after another frosty night, so I was inContinue reading “Cheese but no biscuits”

Casting a clout

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who is back in England and went to visit an enormous limestone quarry with a geological interest group.   Her picture shows the Torr Works (after a Mr. Torr, nothing to do with Glastonbury) in the east Mendips. It is a Carboniferous limestone quarry. We finally got a summer dayContinue reading “Casting a clout”

Short order

Today’s guest picture, sent by Bruce, does not show some distant desert but rather a glasshouse in Aberdeen. The main event of the morning was the arrival of another gas engineer to put a new heat exchanger into our gas boiler. He told us that the old one was in very poor condition and weContinue reading “Short order”

Tails of the river bank

Today’s picture is a welcome return for Maisie, wearing a very fetching line in hats.  I am told that she is particularly fond of her Grandpa. I didn’t get up at half past six to go cycling today because a) it was raining and b) I needed a lie in.  In the end, I gotContinue reading “Tails of the river bank”