A long cut and a short cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She walked along this avenue of blossom in Regents Park on her way to play tennis on Saturday. It was nearly 8°C by breakfast time here today, but our joy was not unconfined as it was also grey and windy with the occasional hint of rain. MrsContinue reading “A long cut and a short cut”

The north wind doth blow

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She looked out of her London window this morning and saw a fox enjoying a little snooze in the sun. We had some sunshine here too today but only after a cold night and waking to find a sprinkling of snow on the lawn in the morning.Continue reading “The north wind doth blow”

Playing the wrong card

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. On his way back from his holiday in North Berwick, he visited Rosslyn Chapel. (The chapel has a long history both in the real world and in fiction. You can find more about this here.) We had another fine day here, and it got pleasantly warm asContinue reading “Playing the wrong card”

Charged up

Today’s guest picture is from my brother Andrew. On one of his walks, he came upon the Gallows Inn on the Erewash Canal, and took the opportunity to hang around there long enough to eat his picnic lunch. We had another frosty morning here, followed by another sunny day. Once again, in spite of theContinue reading “Charged up”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making at twilight and stopped to record the occasion. After all the dark foreboding, Storm Dudley passed over us without leaving much of a trace at all, and we woke up to another fine, mostly dry and mildly windyContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

A very full day

Today’s guest picture shows the two faithful friends that accompany Tony on his photographic walks in East Wemyss. They are trained to sniff out a good photo opportunity. After our recent spell of warmish weather for the time of year, we got a colder day today. It was just above freezing when we got upContinue reading “A very full day”

Four bridges and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was visiting the village of Melbourne today, and enjoyed its old world atmosphere (though he wouldn’t like to live there). We had a grey and windy day here today. It was very windy at times, but not windy enough to do any noticeable damage. I cycledContinue reading “Four bridges and a tootle”

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”

Taking things easy

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found the lake in Markeaton Park in a very peaceful mood in the late afternoon while on a recent walk. We woke to a false dawn here. It was lovely when I looked over the roofs of Henry Street out of our back window. . .Continue reading “Taking things easy”

Barking mad

Today’s guest picture shows that it must have been raining quite a bit in Derbyshire. This is the Markeaton Stream in spate, captured by my brother Andrew today. It did rain here too today, but only very gently and only now and again. Mostly it was just moist, dull and chilly. We cycled to churchContinue reading “Barking mad”