Mostly dodging the showers

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He spotted this interesting cloud over East Wemyss. We had very variable weather here today with some heavy showers, some very gusty winds, and a bit of sunshine thrown in from time to time. One of the heavy showers came in the morning, but as we wereContinue reading “Mostly dodging the showers”

Up to a point

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows our granddaughter Evie leading me across the hill this afternoon. The guest picture takes away quite a lot of the tension that I was hoping to build up regarding whether the weather would lighten up in time to let us get out for a walk.Continue reading “Up to a point”

Still no cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is in London at the moment and enjoyed a walk up a hill yesterday. to get a view and a breath of fresh air. We had been promised warmer weather today by the forecast, but it was -5°C again at breakfast time and it didn’t getContinue reading “Still no cycling”

A surprisingly dry wet walk

Today’s guest picture brings a little sunshine to another grey day here. My brother Andrew enjoyed the setting sun picking out the fine new pedestrian bridge across the A52 in Derby yesterday. Dropscone brightened up a rainy morning when he arrived (bearing scones) to share a cup of coffee or two with me and MrsContinue reading “A surprisingly dry wet walk”

Dislegsia

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He wondered for a moment today if he was seeing a comet streaking across the sky, but it was nothing more exciting than an aeroplane catching the evening light. We had another ten-ten morning here today, 10°C inside the house and -10° outside. AContinue reading “Dislegsia”

Frozen out and in

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was out and about on a very sunny day before the recent snow in London. She visited St Catherine’s Dock at just the right moment We had our coldest morning yet here today at -11°C/-12°F. I got out as far as the bird feeders in theContinue reading “Frozen out and in”

Not a fan

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found the River Derwent in reflective mood the other day and kindly thought of my liking for bridge pictures. My sisters in London woke up to a heavy fall of snow today. Here we had another cold, frosty and dry day. It was foggy in theContinue reading “Not a fan”

A shorter day

Today’s guest picture comes from a fellow blogger, Gunta. She lives in Oregon, and having read the correspondence about Mr Grumpy sitting down, she sent me this lovely picture of a heron standing up in her neck of the woods. (She sent sitting down pictures too, but I liked this one best.) It was -7°CContinue reading “A shorter day”

A day for soup and a brisk walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. In spite of some morning frost, he still had some fine autumn colour to enjoy in Derby today. We had the first really frosty day of the winter today here with the thermometer touching -4°C (25°F) over night and staying below freezing until coffee time. It wasContinue reading “A day for soup and a brisk walk”

Spicing up my life

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He came across this unusual bee sculpture from Manchester made out of seized knives and firearms. It is touring Derbyshire to promote anti-violence policies. We had another cold day here, with a little rain in the morning, but it was mostly dry and sometimes bright. I startedContinue reading “Spicing up my life”