We get a lot of weather in the Welsh Borders. But this didn’t stop me doing my walk this lunchtime. Although, I soon questioned my wisdom of going out in the rain when there were also several strong gusts of wind. Hold onto that umbrella […]
My first time up Ragleth Hill today since I slipped over and banged my head, leading to concussion, and it enabled me to snap a photo that Shefali liked the look of on Midlands Today this evening!
You should never put yourself in danger when taking a photograph. And I didn’t, when I snapped this rainbow above Caer Caradoc from the top of Ragleth Hill. But I didn’t make it back down Ragleth Hill without incident. Rainbows mean rain, and the ground […]
Last week I took myself off to Pembrokeshire – a popular destination for those of us who live on the Welsh Borders. It’s a stunning part of the British Isles, and a region that also get sits fair share of weather, much to Snapper Simon’s […]
I nipped out for a short walk before dinner and managed to take a photo of the Long Mynd from a slightly different angle. Then, while I was sat at the table eating my dinner the evening regional news came on and across the studio […]
After some rather dull and dreary days, the sun finally made an appearance today. So in the early evening, I shot up Ragleth Hill and snapped a photo of the sun breaking through the clouds above the Long Mynd. Delighted to see that Shefali liked […]
I had a rather surreal experience late yesterday when I was walking back from my evening stroll. A gentleman passed me on the other side of the road, acknowledge me and said, “saw you on the national news the other night.” “Really?” I replied. “I […]
I did one of my usual walking routes this evening, and there’s a spot on the local lane where there’s really nice viewpoint of the Gaer Stone on Hope Bowdler Hill. It’s an iconic outcrop, here in Church Stretton. The cloud formation, and colouring, was […]
Went for a walk this evening, up onto Ragleth Hill. The setting sun was glorious as the clouds gathered. (Still no rain, though.) Glad I snapped the photo though … as the regional news programme selected it for the weather slot!
A day trip to Witley Court in Worcestershire led to Snapper Simon’s latest WeatherWatcher photo … of the fountain at this English Heritage property in full spout .. or flow!
At the end of Ragleth Hill, the vista across South Shropshire is absolutely glorious. Not an electricity pylon in sight, or much in the way of man-made objects. It’s an amazing view, it was summary, and I had it all to myself. Well, not quite. […]
The forecast for today wasn’t great. I had to go to Shrewsbury (to drop my tax paperwork off at my accountant’s) and so I thought I’d do my daily walk somewhere round there. I suddenly remembered Haughmond Hill, a Forestry Commission site with great parking, […]
Even when I’m holiday, I’m still looking for great BBC WeatherWatcher photos, and last week, while on holiday in the Lake District, two of my images were used. The first was bright an early on the Sunday morning, at 7.14am (I’m not normally up that […]
I thought that cloud over Ludlow looked menacing! It seems Shefali thought so too. It does look reminiscent of April shower clouds. Perhaps we have turned a seasonal corner. Although, there are still rumours of snow over the Easter weekend. Proof that we certainly get […]
Here in the Welsh Borders we’ve still got some snow hanging about. If you look carefully on this BBC WeatherWatcher photo, you’ll see a smidgen of white in the top right on the Long Mynd.
A selection of my Snapper Simon appearances on the BBC. 😜
Well, the Beast from the East is approaching, apparently, but that’s nothing that unusual for us here in the Welsh Borders. We get snow quite frequently here – Church Stretton isn’t nicknamed Little Switzerland for nothing, you know! Still, I missed Shefali’s use of my […]
Having met up with friends in Much Wenlock this morning, I decided that on my way home I would stop off somewhere along Wenlock Edge to do my daily walk. What Wenlock Edge does well is tantalising views. New trees, mainly ash and some silver […]
After all the snow we’ve had, a chance to capture some sunshine and green fields!
Decided to stop as I was passing Stokesay Castle today, to take a photo. I thought it looked gorgeous in the early morning sunshine. Turns out it was a good idea after all, as Shefali used it on the main regional evening news broadcast.
Our grey skies seemed to be just what Rich Davies was looking for when showing Midland’s Today viewers what sort of weather we’d had today!
After all the rain we’ve had recently, it was nice to capture a bit of blue sky and sunshine on my walk this morning. Not sure it’s going t last, though!
Yay! Even when I’m on holiday, I can snap a BBC WeatherWatcher photo. Here’s my piccy on the BBC Look East regional news weather broadcast.
After a rather grey and miserable August day, Snapper Simon found a bit of blue sky this evening, for Shefali.
After a wet and soggy day yesterday, it was glorious to be able to get up onto Ragleth Hill this morning. Some blue skies could be spotted and it was warm in the sunshine,, but the clouds certainly looked threatening.
It may say 30th June on the calendar, but it hasn’t felt like June for nearly a week now. And BBC Midland’s Today weather presenter Rebecca Wood commented how in Church Stretton the hills have been obliterated by low cloud!
I caught some breaks in the clouds above Ludlow town centre, while out stretching my legs at lunchtime today.
Even drizzly walks have their highlights 😝
When I go away to the Lake District, I usually wake up early on the first morning (excitement!). And this time was no different, something the early dawn chorus no doubt assisted with. So, despite it being 5am, I got up and ventured outside.
It was a tad blowy up the top of Ragleth Hill today, something you can judge for yourself here: But as you can see, there were blue skies, so I took a photo too. I tried uploading it to the BBC WeatherWatchers website, but couldn’t […]