Frozen out and in

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was out and about on a very sunny day before the recent snow in London. She visited St Catherine’s Dock at just the right moment We had our coldest morning yet here today at -11°C/-12°F. I got out as far as the bird feeders in theContinue reading “Frozen out and in”

Blown up (and down)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. I inquired how the weather was in East Wemyss today so he sent me this delightfully impressionistic shot. We had a dry and sunny day here today, but it had dropped slightly below freezing overnight and it never felt very warm, even in the sun. With aContinue reading “Blown up (and down)”

Inflated expectations

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She cycled up to the tree nursery today and took a picture just to show that she had got there. The seedlings are in winter mode now. We had a much better day of weather here today, with no clouds sitting on the town. It didn’t go soContinue reading “Inflated expectations”

Season of mists (and rain)

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She likes to visit the pond in Regents Park on her way to tennis. It is noticeable that the gardeners allow/encourage more “wildness” round the pond edges these days. There was not much to be said for the greater part of the daylight hours today as itContinue reading “Season of mists (and rain)”

A sunny day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows East Wemyss at its best in my view. We had a lovely summer day here today, in marked contrast to the weather yesterday. Naturally, since it was a fine day for gardening, Mrs Tootlepedal found herself called to go to take minutes at a meeting.Continue reading “A sunny day”

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He is on holiday in the Lake District and had a splendid day today for enjoying views of the Kentmere Fells. My plan for the day, which involved enjoying wall to wall sunshine, coffee with Sandy and a mid length cycle ride, was an excellent planContinue reading “A bit of this and a bit of that”

Cowed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was walking with Mike Tinker when they came across this fine example of hair ice this morning. Gavin’s hair ice shows that it had been a sub zero morning, but it also shows that the sun was out, both conditions needed for hair ice formation. IContinue reading “Cowed”

Another opportunity taken

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was able to enjoy a fine sunset out of her back window in London this evening. We had another grey and miserable morning here, with very low cloud and a lot of drizzle. I was very happy to while away my time on a crossword, coffeeContinue reading “Another opportunity taken”

Rising above it

Today’s guest picture is another from Simon’s Saturday walk in the northern English fells. His route took him to High Cup Nick, a well named and famous viewpoint. There was no possibilities of any views in Langholm when we got up this morning, as the town was wreathed in mist. It was calm though, andContinue reading “Rising above it”

A good decision

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s recent peregrinations.  He passed the south door of York Minster on his travels. I was slightly annoyed to find that I was no better when I woke up this morning.  If anything, I was a little worse.  My throat was better and I had stopped sounding like aContinue reading “A good decision”