A starling invasion

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s walk home from Street. I like this pastoral scene a lot. There is a river running through it. We had a cold, damp, windy day with very little or nothing to be said in its defence. We walked to church under umbrellas, and found ourselves part of aContinue reading “A starling invasion”

The open road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He walked across this fine metal viaduct at Bennerley, built in 1877 by the Great Northern Railway Company. At over quarter of a mile long, it is the longest wrought iron viaduct in the country. It straddles the River Erewash connecting Ilkeston in Derbyshire with Awsworth inContinue reading “The open road”

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”

Hitting the heights and down in the dumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk. She came across this old lime kiln. Today was a marked contrast to yesterday. As a result, there are too many pictures in today’s post for which I apologise, but I got carried away by a glimpse of the sun and the chance to get outside.Continue reading “Hitting the heights and down in the dumps”

More sociable celebrations

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She had a chilly but sparkling day for a walk round Portsmouth, and found the famous Spinnaker Tower looking at its best. We had a chilly but far from sparkling day here, with some persistent drizzle in the morning putting paid to my scheme for a earlyContinue reading “More sociable celebrations”

A walk in the woods

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew. He is on an outing with my sister Susan, and they visited Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds today. We had some serious rain here over night. Luckily the rain had faded to a drizzle by the time that we got up, and it stopped completelyContinue reading “A walk in the woods”

Getting fairly high

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon from Canonbie. He works all over Europe, and noticing an interest in bridges in recent guest pictures, he has kindly sent me a picture of two fine bridges taken from a third bridge at St Gallen in Switzerland. We had another fine, dry day here, with almostContinue reading “Getting fairly high”

Berry picking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He got his neighbour, who has a better camera than him, to take this picture of three barn owls chicks getting ready to take their first flight. I am grateful to them both. We had another grey morning here, but it stayed dry and the weatherContinue reading “Berry picking”

Nothing doing

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. I think this must have been a stopping point on her journey north. The offer of tea and cakes seems attractive. We had a better day here, slightly warmer and slightly less windy. As the sun often came out, it was much more pleasant in the garden too. ThisContinue reading “Nothing doing”

A colourful hillside

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He met a rather alarming animal while on a walk through Derby. The improvement in the weather continued and we got a day that was positively warm and pleasant, even though once again, it was a bit short in the sun department. It was cloudy when IContinue reading “A colourful hillside”