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A certain lack of excitement

Today’s guest picture shows a very knobbly tree spotted by my neighbour Liz when she was down near Oundle.

Yesterday, the weather forecast had said that it would be fine in the morning and wet in the afternoon today but in the event, the day was wet in the morning and fine in the afternoon. 498 more words


Sunday thumb resting

The second guest picture of the day is also from my brother’s Welsh trip and shows a pretty view from a climb up Snowdon.

Our trip to Glasgow ended with a sunny rail trip back to Carlisle and a quick drive home for a  meal and a rest before returning to Carlisle for a choir practice.  235 more words


The last of the good weather

Today’s guest picture, sent by her mother Clare, shows a young lady who certainly knows on which side her bread is buttered.

The temperature, according to the forecasters, is set to dive by eight degrees C tomorrow so we made the most of the last day of our warm spell today. 687 more words


Back to normal with a pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone.  He was not to be outdone by his sister so he sent me a bridge picture too from a recent walk to Arrisgill.  560 more words


April showers

Today’s guest picture is another interesting thing encountered on her walk with her family through Plessey Woods by my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona.

There was a moment of glorious sunshine today but unfortunately for a late riser like myself, it was before breakfast and by the time that I was ready for the world it had turned grey.  483 more words



On my walk in the outback yesterday I came across this stonechat, as well as a few skylarks and goldfinches … I seem to be able to get closer to stonechats than other small birds … 42 more words


Some spring birds in the sunshine along with something unexpected

Whilst I was at Yarner Woods earlier in the week looking for Pied Flycatchers I managed to photograph a few other birds as well.

A cracking Great Spotted Woodpecker… 129 more words