What fun!

Today’s guest picture is another from Gunta, who sent me this charming photo of snowy plovers resting in horse hoofprints on a beach. We had a day with plenty of birds about and some dry and occasionally sunny weather… …which came with the first sign of snow of the year when I looked out ofContinue reading “What fun!”

A footrest

Today’s guest picture comes from Manitoba.  Never mind diamonds, Mary Jo sent me this portrait of a girl’s best friend in her neck of the woods. It may well be much used because she also sent me this screen grab from the local airport weather page this morning. I am going to have to stopContinue reading “A footrest”

Snow business and show business

Since the queen has asked us all to pull together as a nation*, I am happy to use an English bird for today’s guest picture.  Venetia spotted this plump pigeon in her Somerset garden. We got a bit of a shock after a night when we had been woken up by heavy rain pounding onContinue reading “Snow business and show business”

A touch of snow

I have delved into my archives to find today’s guest picture sent by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia last October.  It shows a footpath that is not totally welcoming. We woke to an altered view from our upstairs window. The snow hadn’t got down as far as the town though and I was able to walkContinue reading “A touch of snow”

Clubbing together

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony’s seaside views.  This one was taken on his phone. Today’s post may be a little more incoherent than usual because I had a restless night.  The forecast had been for cloudy skies so I went to bed without making any preparations to view the much talked about supermoon. Continue reading “Clubbing together”

The open road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby.  They had a spot of snow there. We had a spot of snow too but not nearly so much as they did and this was the scene that welcomed us when we got up this morning. The chaffinches watched the continuing arrival of more snowContinue reading “The open road”

Progress

Today’s guest picture is an impressive sea cave from Dropscone’s Irish holiday. Our thaw continued and there was no snow to show on the lawns when we woke up.  It was still fairly chilly and grey with occasional rain so we are not breaking out the spring champagne yet. It took the siskins a bitContinue reading “Progress”

A gentle retreat

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Yellowstone. Although when we woke up, there was still a lot of snow about in the garden today… …with a bit of luck there will be a lot more green about when we wake up tomorrow as the temperature hit 7°C by the afternoonContinue reading “A gentle retreat”

Missing market

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s Irish adventure and shows one of the more exciting roads that the party drove over on their outings. We were in a state of deja vu today as the scene outside the window when we woke up was still snowy, the temperature was still around freezing and the skiesContinue reading “Missing market”

We didn’t get the drift

Today’s guest picture shows a very cool customer who turned up in my son Tony’s back garden yesterday. Tony was busy again today. I notice that he got out of the igloo before he let anyone stand on it. The snow was still here this morning in Langholm too.  The wind had sighed and moanedContinue reading “We didn’t get the drift”