The first pedal of the year

Today’s guest picture came out a curious colour, but our son Tony sent it to me just to show that they have a moon in East Wemyss as well as lots of sunshine. We didn’t see the sun or the moon here when we got up today because we were back to cloudy and greyContinue reading “The first pedal of the year”

Sticking to the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She left Somerset recently for long enough to visit the smallest town in Britain (allegedly) Llanwrtyd Wells in Breconshire. There she saw this fine bridge over the River Irfon. Llanwrtyd Wells is the home of the world bog snorkelling championships. Although it was only just aboveContinue reading “Sticking to the road”

A definite change in the weather

Today’s guest picture is a fine oak, captured by my brother Andrew on a walk near his home. The light was poor all day today, but it was quite an interesting day so I took a lot of very dim pictures. To save the patient reader from overkill, I have mostly put them in galleriesContinue reading “A definite change in the weather”

Reined in

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother Andrew. It was taken by his son Dan with a wide angle lens while they were out on a walk together yesterday. It was a disappointing day today, with two plans biting the dust. My first plan was to go up and have coffee withContinue reading “Reined in”

A final outing for the year with Mrs T

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She was very impressed by the Christmas decorations in her local hairdresser’s salon. I am too. After a night with more rain and the sound of mournful geese calling out in the mist as they circled the town at midnight, it was a relief to wake upContinue reading “A final outing for the year with Mrs T”

Less grey

Today’s guest picture come from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He correctly divined that I would appreciate a colourful offering. We had a less grey day today, though it wasn’t much warmer. The better light deceived Dropscone who cycled round for coffee and scones. By the time that he got here, he was wishing that heContinue reading “Less grey”

Even greyer

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent. She had a hint of solstice sunshine in Glastonbury this morning. We didn’t even have a hint of sunshine here, as it was sub zero and grey when we got up, and it took until midday for the temperature to climb up to 0°C. A welcomeContinue reading “Even greyer”

A little pedal at last

Just to show that the sun doesn’t always shine on my relatives, today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows that he had gloomy day in the midlands yesterday while we were enjoying our sunshine. To even things out, we had a very gloomy day here today, but at least it wasn’t freezing. I wasContinue reading “A little pedal at last”

Another day, another stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest pictures come from our son Tony. He won’t be short of company this Christmas. My morning was brightened by the sight of Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday flowers on the kitchen table when I came downstairs. Later in the day, Mrs Tootlepedal sorted then into two smaller vases. We had another fine and frosty morningContinue reading “Another day, another stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal”

A stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent, Mary Jo. At first sight it might look like a row of gallows along the roadside, but she tells me that they are used to take electrical connections over the sidewalks. The electricity is used to heat up oil or cylinder blocks before trying to start carsContinue reading “A stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal”