An improving day

As we had a very wet and grey morning here, I am pleased to have an East Wemyss dawn as the guest picture of the day by way of a contrast. Tony was up early again. It was so wet here in the morning that Dropscone came round in his car for coffee instead ofContinue reading “An improving day”

A timely reminder

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She is currently on holiday near Fort William in the Highlands, and found this very pretty bridge near the village where Mrs Tootlepedal and I lived when we first got married. I emptied an inch of rain out of our rain gauge this morning, but fortunatelyContinue reading “A timely reminder”

A fairly dull day

Today’s picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He came across this very fine fungus last week. We had a marked change in the weather here today, with some very heavy but short showers interrupting a grey and damp day. Luckily, the early rain had stopped by the time that I walked up to theContinue reading “A fairly dull day”

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”