Blown up (and down)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. I inquired how the weather was in East Wemyss today so he sent me this delightfully impressionistic shot. We had a dry and sunny day here today, but it had dropped slightly below freezing overnight and it never felt very warm, even in the sun. With aContinue reading “Blown up (and down)”

Seriously deflated

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She found this charming table decoration when she went for a cup of coffee while shopping this morning. According to the old saying, a red sky at night should be a shepherd’s delight, and our hopes for a bright day after yesterday’s good sunset were realised asContinue reading “Seriously deflated”

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”

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”

Zooming about

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She was rather taken by the Dior decorations on the front of Harrods as she passed by the famous shop on her way to an exhibition today. I suppose that they do sum up the modern spirit of Christmas rather well. The change to cooler weather arrivedContinue reading “Zooming about”

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”

A late walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He managed to take a very atmospheric picture as he crossed the River Derwent late on a misty afternoon recently. We had a marked change in the weather here today as we went back to a prolonged spell of rain. Luckily, not only did Margaret join usContinue reading “A late walk”

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”

Flat calm

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. His dog Henry took him up to the top of Warbla in yesterday’s strong winds. Mark reckons that judging by how flat Henry’s ears were, the wind must have been blowing at 50 mph. Henry thought that it was fun. After two days of continuous strongContinue reading “Flat calm”