Another (very small) mountain to climb

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took a boat trip down the river Thames to Greenwich today and passed the famous Cutty Sark which these days seems to float on a building. Our current cold spell got colder today. The overnight temperature dropped to -5°C (22°°F) at breakfast time and didn’t riseContinue reading “Another (very small) mountain to climb”

Not the foggiest

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She saw this Victorian typewriter in a museum of brands in London and thought that it looked interesting. I agree. We woke up to a very misty and chilly morning with the temperature just above freezing. Both the mist and the temperature lifted during the day,Continue reading “Not the foggiest”

A busy day for Mrs Tootlepedal.

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found the tidal River Axe at a very low ebb when she visited it recently. Temperatures fell just below freezing for several hours overnight here and it was still around zero when we had our breakfast. As a result, there will be no dahlia picturesContinue reading “A busy day for Mrs Tootlepedal.”

A day of rest for the cameras

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He liked the early morning rather ghostly appearance of this ship. It was dry when we cycled to church to sing in the choir at the Harvest Festival service. It was raining heavily when we came out and cycled home as fast as weContinue reading “A day of rest for the cameras”

Off we go again

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Al. He took a picture this morning to show that the sun also shines on the south side of the Firth of Forth and not just in East Wemyss. (For lovers of the Proclaimers’ music this is actual Sunshine on Leith.) We had two glimpses of sunshineContinue reading “Off we go again”

A spruce day

Today’s guest picture comes from ex Archive Group member Ken. He is on holiday in Faro, where he spotted a stork on top of a disused church. Once again, I am happy to have a sunny guest picture on a very dull day here. My social day started well with coffee and scones with Dropscone.Continue reading “A spruce day”

Plan B (and C, D and E)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He only has to go out of his front door to see this gorgeous autumn colour in his own garden. We had another fairly calm but definitely grey day today, with occasional rain and fairly reasonable temperatures for the time of year. We had a busy social morning andContinue reading “Plan B (and C, D and E)”

One step back

Today’s guest picture, forwarded to me by Mike Tinker and taken by his daughter Liz, shows a delightful scene with cormorants at Linlithgow. I was a bit taken aback last night. After feeling that my back was definitely on the mend through the day, I got a bit of shock when I tried to lieContinue reading “One step back”

What fun!

Today’s guest picture is another from Gunta, who sent me this charming photo of snowy plovers resting in horse hoofprints on a beach. We had a day with plenty of birds about and some dry and occasionally sunny weather… …which came with the first sign of snow of the year when I looked out ofContinue reading “What fun!”

Not much happening

Today’s guest picture comes from Simon, a camera club member who is working on the continent.  Knowing that I like bridges, he sent me this historic example by which one can cross the border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein. I had such a dull day that I was very tempted to copy the famous occasion onContinue reading “Not much happening”