A strange day – no rain at all

Today’s guest picture is the second from my brother’s visit to churches in Hull. I liked this colourful ceiling in Hull’s cathedral. It took me some time to really believe that it wasn’t going to rain today.  I had a bit of Archive business after breakfast to take my mind off the question and thenContinue reading “A strange day – no rain at all”

A little tired

Today’s guest picture is of a rather stuck up group of august personages which my brother Andrew found in a church in Hull on a recent visit. I think that the permanently changeable weather is beginning to get to me and I am currently feeling rather short of beans to be full of.  As aContinue reading “A little tired”

The last day of summer

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin who met these sea creatures while on a walking holiday in the west. According to the forecast, the weather for the rest of the week and beyond is going to be cold, wet and windy so we tried to make good use of a very pleasant dayContinue reading “The last day of summer”

Some welcome warmth

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker who is on holiday in Wales.  He tells me , “I came across this interesting ancient monument while walking here in New Radnor -it is strangely called Four Stones.”  I think that I have worked out how it got its title. We had a really pleasant day today –Continue reading “Some welcome warmth”

Tired and emotional

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie who is in Devon where they make walls in their own particular way. I was expecting to retire to bed at my usual time last night and to get up in the morning to be greeted by what would be, from my point of view at least,Continue reading “Tired and emotional”

A complete turnaround

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona and shows her resident garden hedgehog on the left with one of four new hoglets on the right.  She thinks that the hoglet is three or four weeks old.  We are very envious. We had a slightly cooler but still sunny day.  With our final concertContinue reading “A complete turnaround”

Slightly more expired than inspired

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, who has temporarily deserted Somerset to visit friends in Yorkshire where she saw this traditional scene at the Shipley cricket ground. At least it stopped raining here today for the most part but it remained grey and windy which was a disappointment.  I had foolishly stayed up into theContinue reading “Slightly more expired than inspired”

Miracles do happen

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz’s recent jaunt to Spain.  She saw the point. The morning radio was full of talk of heat waves and burning sun but when it came to our part of Scotland, low cloud and a pleasant warmth was the order of the day.  As I am not veryContinue reading “Miracles do happen”

Busy bees

Today’s guest picture is a rather poetic shot of Grasmere in the Lake District taken by my sister Mary on a visit last week. We didn’t have any lack of light here at all today as the sun shone from dawn until dusk.  We seem to have got the best of the weather across theContinue reading “Busy bees”

Seeing both sides

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Bruce, who is on a tour of the Mediterranean and had temporarily come to rest on Mount Etna when he took this photograph. I woke up at six o’clock and saw the bright sunshine outside.  That looks like a good day for cycling, I thought, and rolled overContinue reading “Seeing both sides”