Two reds on a grey day

Today’s guest picture is the fourth and last from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s visit to Hestercombe Grdens near Taunton last month. We had another damp, grey and windy day here, with several quite heavy showers to keep us on our toes. I managed to find a nearly dry moment to get round to the cornerContinue reading “Two reds on a grey day”

Wandering between rain and wind

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He took this dramatic cloudscape over the Forth this afternoon. As you can see from the angle of the sea, it knocked him a bit sideways. We were braced for a dramatic day here with Storm Dudley in the offing, but the morning was more miserable thanContinue reading “Wandering between rain and wind”

More rain, but I sang in it.

Today’s guest picture shows a path to the inevitable sunset in East Wemyss. Both the path and the picture were taken by our son Tony a day or two ago. Today’s post starts with an apology. If any one has come here in the hope of seeing delightful border landscapes, spring flowers or cheerful picturesContinue reading “More rain, but I sang in it.”

An up and down day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. On a family outing to their local park, they came across a family of swans with added geese. Here, it was a day with little to recommend it from a meteorological point of view. Although it was comfortably above freezing at 5°C, when I cycledContinue reading “An up and down day”

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 little promise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met this squirrel in Regents Park today. We had more rain overnight, but nevertheless the rivers had dropped considerably today, and the danger of flooding had passed. As I had a good night’s sleep in spite of still having some minor aches and pains from yesterday’sContinue reading “A little promise”

Rain fall

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our friend Gavin. His daughter is in Borculo in the Netherlands and found this equivalent of our Beechy Plains. It looks better than ours does at the moment. It had rained all night, so before I had my breakfast, I thought that I should go and lookContinue reading “Rain fall”

Walking, cooking and tootling

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He crossed the border to Yorkshire to see this nice scene at Linton. We had another grey but mostly dry day here, after another night where the temperature didn’t drop very much at all. My legs have been quite busy over the past few days, soContinue reading “Walking, cooking and tootling”

Heavy rain

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. One of his sons took him on a walk to visit this church at Bredon on the Hill yesterday. I found another inch and a half of rain in our rain gauge when I got up and had a look today. Not content with that, it rainedContinue reading “Heavy rain”

Welcome home

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Porthleven in Cornwall. It was a day which started with low cloud and rain . . . . . . and ended with sunshine and the return of Mrs Tootlepedal. In between, Dropscone came round for coffee bearing first rate scones (and leaving with runner beans),Continue reading “Welcome home”