Over the hill

Today’s composite guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent, Keiron. He is waiting to get his bike fixed, so in the meantime he went out on a walk to look for trees. He found these two. We were promised a fine day here, and when I looked out of the bedroom window, I saw aContinue reading “Over the hill”

Another trip to Dumfries

I had to go a few weeks back into the files to find today’s guest picture. Our son Alistair sent us this shot of strange tracks in his Edinburgh garden in the February snow. What kind of a creature was this? The temperature dropped to 27.5°F (-2°C) overnight but there was no ice about whenContinue reading “Another trip to Dumfries”

A song cycle day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows the pond behind his house. We had a very nice day here today, with an average temperature for the whole day up to the moment when I started writing this post of 48.5°F (9°C), topping out at 52°F (11°C). It was sunny for most ofContinue reading “A song cycle day”

Plan B(iscuits)

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows a pond near his house. It was well filled by the rain associated with Christoph. We had another cool day here today, with the temperature at zero at breakfast time and only rising to 5°C for an hour in the early afternoon. But it was dry andContinue reading “Plan B(iscuits)”

95 percent

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She passed this striking corner building on one of her recent walks. The ninety five percent of today’s title refers to the average humidity of the day here. It was pervasively damp, and if it wasn’t raining, it was humid enough to make you believe that itContinue reading “95 percent”

Not up to Downton

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She saw this early show of daffodils on her walk to Kenwood House today. We were up and about quite smartly today as our church organist had arranged a choir practice in the morning as he had a day off work.   When we got to the church,Continue reading “Not up to Downton”

Meeting but not greeting

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited Stourhead with her friend Venetia.  As she knows that I like a bridge, she sent me this picturesque example. I am still quite tired as having a very youthful visitor is not straightforward.  Getting down with the kids is fine. It’s getting up again thatContinue reading “Meeting but not greeting”

Going the other way

Today’s guest picture comes from a Welsh correspondent Keiron.  He saw this fine tree in Ystradgynlais a day or two ago and thought that I might like it as I am fond of trees. It was a sunny day here today, but as it was also freezing when we got up, we were in noContinue reading “Going the other way”

Hiding

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  It is a horrible evening here so I was pleased to find his cheerful picture of life on the river at Chester last week. We were promised a visit from Storm Brendan later in the day so it was good to find a quiet, dry morning whenContinue reading “Hiding”