Well, Storm Christoph certainly dumped a lot of water on us overnight on Wednesday night. It was lashing the windows so hard it I had to turn the volume up on the television. Then I suddenly noticed it had gone quiet. Must have stopped raining […]
There I was, sat in front of the telly, seeing the white bar extend across the bottom right of the television screen, expecting to see my Snapper Simon credit appear and … no. Instead, it came up with the outlook for the next few days! […]
Well, I was surprised this morning to find an email in my inbox from the BBC WeatherWatcher team, advising me that my Brocken Spectre photo taken a few weeks ago has been selected as one of the ten shortlisted images for the BBC’s Pic of […]
The weather today was absolutely stunning. I just had to go up Ragleth Hill, because I knew that although the streets were shrouded in fog, I could see clear skies were above them. This is inversion weather. I love the way the mists slide along […]
The weather over the past few days has been changeable – to say the least, and during wilder weather the horses on the Long Mynd often drop into the valleys for shelter. It was while doing my walk today that I spotted several of them […]
I took a slightly longer route yesterday on my walk (because the weather improved) and snapped this little shot: Then, first thing this morning, while watching BBC Breakfast, I caught the Midland’s regional weather forecast, and look what I spotted … No credit, but it […]
I met up with friends today for a walk (while current restrictions still permitted it) around Much Wenlock, and we wandered for a short distance along the disused railway line. I decided it was worth a WeatherWatcher photo, and snapped it, then uploaded it. When […]
You wouldn’t think it when you look at it, but I got soaked today when I went out for my walk and took this photo!
I wasn’t going to climb Ragleth Hill today, but the weather suddenly improved, and it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. Glad I did, as Shefali used this snap in the evening broadcast of Midlands Today!
Well, I hadn’t planned on climbing Ragleth Hill today, but as it was such glorious weather, and Storm Alex is on its way tomorrow, it seemed the sensible thing to do. And it’s just as well I did, as my snap of the October sunshine […]
After getting an Editor’s Pick two days, I was rather surprised to find another Editor’s Pick this evening, with a photo of some sunshine on the lower flanks of Hope Bowlder Hill.
I set off early this morning towards The Wrekin to tackle a route for Country Walking magazine. The national forecast had said that any cloud first thing this morning would soon disperse. So, it was with a little trepidation that I drove along the A49 […]
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!