Spicing up my life

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He came across this unusual bee sculpture from Manchester made out of seized knives and firearms. It is touring Derbyshire to promote anti-violence policies. We had another cold day here, with a little rain in the morning, but it was mostly dry and sometimes bright. I startedContinue reading “Spicing up my life”

A day of song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met a moorhen on a recent outing.. It stayed above freezing here overnight but it was far from warm as we cycled to church this morning. Only four choir members turned up, but as the hymns provided plenty of opportunity for cheerful singing, we did ourContinue reading “A day of song”

Inflated expectations

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She cycled up to the tree nursery today and took a picture just to show that she had got there. The seedlings are in winter mode now. We had a much better day of weather here today, with no clouds sitting on the town. It didn’t go soContinue reading “Inflated expectations”

Again and again

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon. He has reached the Isle of Lewis on his Highland tour. This is the Dun Carloway Broch, probably constructed in 200 BC. It has walls so thick that a staircase goes up the middle of them. December started as November finished, with a cold, greyContinue reading “Again and again”

Not the foggiest

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She saw this Victorian typewriter in a museum of brands in London and thought that it looked interesting. I agree. We woke up to a very misty and chilly morning with the temperature just above freezing. Both the mist and the temperature lifted during the day,Continue reading “Not the foggiest”

Singing and sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. At first glance, you may think that you can see many Santas in this festive shop display, but a closer examination will show multiple self portraits of the clever photographer. We had a much better day here today as far as the weather went. Although there wereContinue reading “Singing and sunshine”

Flattery will get you nowhere

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa. Langholm exile Tom sent me this picture of South Africa’s answer to heather on the hill. He tells me that it is gum-bush or gombossie, properly known as pteronia paniculata. After the excitements of the city visit, life fell into its proper pattern today when Dropscone arrived forContinue reading “Flattery will get you nowhere”

Home again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He has noticed a subtle change in our post vans over the last month. After an early (by our standards) breakfast, we waved goodbye to our daughter and granddaughter, caught the tube from Stockwell to Euston, found our comfortable seats on the train to Carlisle, and proceededContinue reading “Home again”

A satisfying day

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. He took this delightful ‘light and shade’ shot across the valley from Warbla yesterday while he was having a late afternoon stroll with his wife, Leila. We had another very pleasant day here today as far as the weather went, and the events of the dayContinue reading “A satisfying day”

A choir contrast

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He has been absent from the guest picture slot for a while, and regular readers may be wondering if the sun has stopped shining in East Wemyss. It has not. This was dawn over the Firth of Forth yesterday. We had a lovely sunny day here today.Continue reading “A choir contrast”