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”

Sticking to the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She left Somerset recently for long enough to visit the smallest town in Britain (allegedly) Llanwrtyd Wells in Breconshire. There she saw this fine bridge over the River Irfon. Llanwrtyd Wells is the home of the world bog snorkelling championships. Although it was only just aboveContinue reading “Sticking to the road”

A more gentle stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. She came across a very fine floral hedge on her outing today. We enjoyed another blue sky day here, but once again it was chilly. It was below freezing when we got up, and though it did rise to a heady five degrees around noon,Continue reading “A more gentle stroll”

Off we go again

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Al. He took a picture this morning to show that the sun also shines on the south side of the Firth of Forth and not just in East Wemyss. (For lovers of the Proclaimers’ music this is actual Sunshine on Leith.) We had two glimpses of sunshineContinue reading “Off we go again”

Testing the new gloves

Today’s guest picture is another much needed sunny scene from Muriwai Beach in NZ, courtesy of Stephen. It looks particularly lovely after another grey day here. It was a degree or two warmer here today, but just as grey. Indeed, the light was so poor that I didn’t waste a lot of time looking atContinue reading “Testing the new gloves”