A day of rest

Today’s guest picture comes from Drospcone. On the golf course, the roots of this tree, which was toppled by Storm Arwen, show how little soil there is under the grass on the fairways. We had a fine day here at last, but I failed to make much use of it. As usual we went toContinue reading “A day of rest”

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He is on holiday in the Lake District and had a splendid day today for enjoying views of the Kentmere Fells. My plan for the day, which involved enjoying wall to wall sunshine, coffee with Sandy and a mid length cycle ride, was an excellent planContinue reading “A bit of this and a bit of that”

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”

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”

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”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture marks a return to sunny East Wemyss, where, as usual, the weather was fine for Tony’s afternoon walk with his dogs. We had a fine day here, but as it was freezing when we got up, a modest 4°C at midday, and back to below freezing by the evening, it wasn’t aContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

Getting the point

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba. She had ventured into Alberta when she took this picture of a bridge made especially for wild animals to cross a major road in the Banff National Park. She says that this is a very good idea, as running into a passing moose is not aContinue reading “Getting the point”

Round and round and up and down

Today we do not have a guest picture of the day but a whole gallery of guest pictures from a guest photographer instead. Matilda borrowed my camera and took a few shots of flowers that took her fancy. I have cropped one or two of her shots but otherwise this is just how she tookContinue reading “Round and round and up and down”

Nature’s choicest gifts

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who saw a neatly thatched house recently. Unusually, we didn’t wake up to a sunny morning and it was slightly cooler than it has been. We were grateful. We spent the morning in the garden, with a break to go across the road to have a cupContinue reading “Nature’s choicest gifts”