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”

A troubling bridge

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother.  He had an enforced wait in Sheffield and whiled away the time by watching water fall. We had plenty of falling water to watch ourselves, as it was raining when we got up and continued to do so for most of the morning.  It seemedContinue reading “A troubling bridge”

Ups and downs

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows that we are not the only people getting a bit of rain.  He found the Dove Walkway running with water when he visited it yesterday. After several weeks of very restless nights following my knee operation, the last few nights have gone a bit better and IContinue reading “Ups and downs”

Cross country

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin, who had the energy to go and admire the River Annan in full spate yesterday. The weather was quite a bit kinder today which was fortunate as we had a 65 mile to Berwick-on-Tweed on the menu.  It hardly rained all day and the wind was very meek. WeContinue reading “Cross country”

All change

Today’s picture, taken by my sister Mary while on a walk, shows my sister Susan striding up Primrose Hill with all of London laid out behind her on a glorious day to welcome the start of the new year. Things looked good here too at the start of the day with a generous helping ofContinue reading “All change”

Scaling turkey mountain

  Today’s picture, taken with and sent from Granny’s iPad through a miracle of technology, shows my daughter Annie in her smart and self knitted winter hat.   She would brighten anyone’s day up. It was a day that needed brightening.  I had gone to sleep with a howling wind whistling round the house and IContinue reading “Scaling turkey mountain”

A day of contrasts

‘The picture of day, responding to popular demand (i.e. Dropscone told me to put it in), is Dropscone’s grandson Leo.  Remembering that Dropscone reads the blog every day, I think we can all agree that we have never seen such a delightful baby. The Grandfather himself turned up on another grey, near freezing morning toContinue reading “A day of contrasts”