Winding about

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He came across a tree full of waxwings in East Wemyss yesterday. It was grey and chilly when we got up here this morning, but it was above freezing so that was welcome. After a leisurely breakfast and an enjoyable crossword, I roused myself enough to haveContinue reading “Winding about”

A bridge too far

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend and ex-work colleague Ada. She has been on Tenerife and sent me this atmospheric picture of the Tiede Volcanic National Park there. We had another day here that was better than we might have expected from the forecast of a few days ago, generally cloudy and quite breezy,Continue reading “A bridge too far”

Slowing up

Today’s guest picture is another from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. She was very taken by the beautiful countryside she found on her visit. We had another fine day here, occasionally cloudy, occasionally sunny, but always dry. A cool north wind reminded us that summer has perhaps permanently slippedContinue reading “Slowing up”

Shooting the breeze

Today’s guest picture is another from Irving Bell. He tells me that he often sees this fox, but never when he has a zoom lens to hand. We had another lovely sunny day today, and though it seems to be rude to complain about it, it got almost too hot in the sun as theContinue reading “Shooting the breeze”

Well timed

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s outing to East Anglia. He visited the handsome church at Swaffham today. As far as the weather went, the day started well and gradually got worse as time went by. I took advantage of the sunny weather in the morning to mow the front lawn, edge bothContinue reading “Well timed”

Cooler heads

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She went out very early yesterday to avoid the excessive heat in London, and was just in time to see a train passing a canal. The resulting picture takes quite a bit of deconstructing to work out what is going on. After hitting us with 94°F (34.4°C)Continue reading “Cooler heads”

Banana power

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. Although he had to work all day, he had time to enjoy the sunrise in East Wemyss as he walked his dogs. Having tried an electric bike yesterday, it was my plan to leap up early and go for a run on my normal road bike today,Continue reading “Banana power”

Chasing a sunbeam

Today’s cheerful guest picture comes from my erstwhile Australian correspondent Stephen. He has been translated into a New Zealand correspondent now, and is currently visiting Muriwai Beach, a coastal community on the west coast of the Auckland Region in the North Island. He sent this picture to my sister Susan, who kindly passed it onContinue reading “Chasing a sunbeam”

Paying the price

Today’s picture comes from my Canonbie friend Simon. His work takes him across Europe, and he found the River Rhine under a cloud when he went out for his walk yesterday. It took me a moment to work out that he was above the cloud. Yesterday ended unusually late for us, or to put itContinue reading “Paying the price”

In fluenza and out fluenza

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. The shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers must be hitting home if beer from Blackburn needs to be delivered to Burnsall, 38 miles away, like this. We had another dry, cool, grey morning here today. However, there was a welcome burst of sunshine in the afternoon.Continue reading “In fluenza and out fluenza”