Another day of rest

Today’s guest picture is a speedy little number as it was taken by our friend Bruce as he whizzed along the Settle to Carlisle railway line at 50 mph this afternoon. We had the same chilly  less warm weather here in Langholm and for the second day running, I had the slightly mournful pleasure ofContinue reading “Another day of rest”

A footrest

Today’s guest picture comes from Manitoba.  Never mind diamonds, Mary Jo sent me this portrait of a girl’s best friend in her neck of the woods. It may well be much used because she also sent me this screen grab from the local airport weather page this morning. I am going to have to stopContinue reading “A footrest”

Snow business and show business

Since the queen has asked us all to pull together as a nation*, I am happy to use an English bird for today’s guest picture.  Venetia spotted this plump pigeon in her Somerset garden. We got a bit of a shock after a night when we had been woken up by heavy rain pounding onContinue reading “Snow business and show business”

Foot slogging

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She was visiting the Somerset Rural Life Museum with my Somerset correspondent Venetia not long ago when she came across this very patient horse. It was a beautiful day today with not a cloud in the sky but as it was still below zero after breakfast, thereContinue reading “Foot slogging”

Making progress

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who was visiting Nottingham University when he took this picture of the main buildings in the background behind the lake and a very interesting looking mini golf course with giant acorns. We woke to a sunny day but as the thermometer had dropped several degrees and aContinue reading “Making progress”

A brief note with added birds

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba.  It is not a Canadian picture though.  She met this balletic hare on her trip to Londodn last year. It was a thoroughly rotten day here, very windy, very grey and either drizzling or  raining during the hours of daylight. Even the birds were fed upContinue reading “A brief note with added birds”

Turning the feet over

Today’s guest picture, sent to us by their proud grandfather and used here with the permission of their mother, shows a talented trio made up of Mrs Tootlepedal’s great nephew and nieces giving the von Trapp family a run for their money. After our chilly spell, the thermometer rose today and the snow and frostContinue reading “Turning the feet over”

Into the woods

Today’s guest picture brings a bouquet of South African garden colour into our gloomy winter scenes, courtesy of my South African correspondent and Langholm exile, Tom. By contrast, what Langholm looked like today when we got up was this…. …but the snow had stopped and gradually melted away during the day, although the temperature neverContinue reading “Into the woods”

About and up

Today’s guest picture, in the absence of any alternative, is another welcome to the sunny shore of Wemyss.  Tony certainly has a grand spot for walking his dogs. It was quite frosty here this morning… …and it stayed below zero all day.  There was very little wind though and the sun was shining when weContinue reading “About and up”

A touch of snow

I have delved into my archives to find today’s guest picture sent by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia last October.  It shows a footpath that is not totally welcoming. We woke to an altered view from our upstairs window. The snow hadn’t got down as far as the town though and I was able to walkContinue reading “A touch of snow”

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