Holding my breath

Today’s guest picture shows the village pond in Osmaston, Derbyshire.  It was passed by my brother Andrew while on an outing with his walking group. After a moment of dry weather before breakfast, the day very soon reverted to type and got wet. Dropscone rang me up  from the golf course where he was hitting aContinue reading “Holding my breath”

General gloom

Today’s guest picture is another look at South African exile Tom’s Orange River Old wagon Bridge.  Unlike our bridges, it rests on metal pillars. The iron bridge was built by Scottish Engineers Breston and Gibbons 1878-1882 It is going to be a short post today for two or three reasons.  Politically it was a depressing dayContinue reading “General gloom”

Making hay

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She has been working hard in her allotment and has got a nice selection of seeds doing what seeds do. The forecast said “Rain later” but the morning was a continuation of our sunny spell with the added benefit of enough haze about to keep the temperature up.Continue reading “Making hay”

End of the spell

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce, who recently met this Glasgow tram at the Crich National Tramway Museum.  It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘going to university’ We had what is probably the last of our superbly sunny spring spell today.   As is all too common in life, instead of being outContinue reading “End of the spell”

Another song cycle

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary, who was on the Unite for Europe March yesterday (as was my sister Susan).  It was rather mentally dislocating to see this peaceful and sunny picture after the recent events nearby. We had our third consecutive day of beautiful weather here and we areContinue reading “Another song cycle”

Taking the long view

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Irving, shows the Black Esk reservoir which provides us with our drinking water.  I have often meant to visit it but never have so perhaps this will spur me into action. We had another frosty morning heralding another beautifully calm and sunny day and we tried to makeContinue reading “Taking the long view”

The ageing process

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce, shows that Langholm has two experienced hole inspectors.  Here the results of recent heavy rain were under examination. The wind had finally exhausted itself and we woke to a picture perfect day.  Well, nearly picture perfect as there were signs of frost in the gardenContinue reading “The ageing process”

Cold comfort

Today’s guest picture was taken by Thomas, one of our new members, and shows the Camera Club  group posing for a picture at the meeting on Monday. The forecast was quite correct and we got a dry day today which was welcome but our rapture was modified by a brisk and chilly east wind which kept theContinue reading “Cold comfort”

Cease and desist

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa and was  sent to me by far flung Langholm exile, Tom.  He tells me that he travelled up north to the Kimberley area and came across the Old Wagon Bridge.  It crosses the Orange River near Hopetown where the first diamond was found in South Africa. The weather was even moreContinue reading “Cease and desist”

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