I’m sure it was the confused message my photo illustrated that made Rebecca pick it. Some cows are lying down, while others are standing. Then again, with a mixed message like that, it really illustrated the mixed weather. Sunshine and showers!
Last night’s Countryfile programme was from Shropshire – in fact, it was from just the other side of the Long Mynd, here in Church Stretton. I’d already climbed Ragleth Hill earlier in the morning, appreciating the sunshine we hadn’t seen for a few days. Walking […]
It was hot, hot, hot yesterday! It’s not often the Welsh Borders gets up to 30 degrees, but we hit it yesterday (and I think today will be even hotter). But at least I got up early and climbed Ragleth Hill before it got too […]
If I could ask the BBC WeatherWatcher service to make one minor change, it would be to show where our images had been used. You see, this morning, a friend messaged me to say they’d seen my photo on the telly last night. Puzzled, I […]
It’s ben rather hot here in the Welsh Borders, recently. In fact, we’ve not had much rain at all. As the cliché goes, the ground is rock hard … except it isn’t. When I strolled onto the summit ridge of Ragleth Hill today, the ground […]
Blink and you might have missed this one! This appeared on the weather forecast on the national BBC One o’clock news, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it wasn’t one of mine because it wasn’t credited.
It’s a troubling time at the moment, and while the Government permits us to go outside and exercise, I shall continue to do my daily walk. I was already aware of how lucky I am to live on the Welsh Borders, but the current Covid […]
Well, that was a surprise! A nice way to round off 2019 with a WeatherWatcher photo on the evening regional news forecast.
Snow! We didn’t have much, but there was enough in places on top of Ragleth Hill to feel like you’d trudged through it. It was one of those gorgeous days when the only clouds were the light, wispy ones amidst an ocean of blue – […]
If you’ve been following my Twitter account you’ll have seen I’ve been in the Lake District for a few days. It’s been a changeable week, weatherwise, which has meant the lighting has been wonderful. After rain for most of the day yesterday, I nipped out […]
I’ve been on dog-sitting duties this week, looking after Betsy, the Welsh Spring Spaniel. After escaping this office this afternoon, we headed off for a wander around Ludlow’s River Teme and Whitcliffe Common. The skies were blue, the sun was shining, so I snapped a […]
Been a while since I climbed Ragleth Hill, and the weather today was just perfect for it. What frustrates me about the photo is the amount of bird poo on that rock. I’ll have to take a cloth with me next time 😝 In fact, […]
I spent the day working in Shrewsbury Library today … but nipped out lunchtime for a bit of fresh air. Shefali seemed pleased I did 🙂
Last Monday, I came out of a meeting with the Dean of Hereford Cathedral, and was greeted by a gorgeous view of the Cathedral Cloisters under a blue sky with cottonwool clouds.
Didn’t get chance to stretch my legs at lunchtime, so I managed to escape for some fresh air after dinner. I climbed up onto Ragleth Hill and watched the sun slip behind the Long Mynd. It was one of those tranquil evenings when the air […]
Well, they say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. And so far, this month, March has lived up to its name. (Don’t believe me? Check out the video below taken on top of the hills last weekend.)
Despite a grey start to the day, by lunch time it had brightened up!
After several grey days, it was nice to see some sunshine at lunchtime today. As it was sunny, I opted for a different route to stretch my legs, and explored a tiny single-track road called Squirrel Lane. It’s along that lane that I passed a […]
Well, it’s been grey and drab here in the Welsh Borders for the first half of January, but today, for a brief moment (and it was relatively brief) there was a bit of blue sky!
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!