Carried away by the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. She is on a visit to British Columbia, and sent me this fine shot of a lake between Vernon and Coldstream. It was snowing heavily when we went to bed last night, so we were both pleased and surprised to wake up to a sunnyContinue reading “Carried away by the sunshine”

All change

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She was surprised to see this lone rose blooming so early in the year. Although they say the rest of the week is going to be as gloomy as forecast (except Thursday which is going to be fine but with a serious gale), today proved the pessimisticContinue reading “All change”

A day of toddling and tootling

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He says that they have started to pick the table grapes there. I apologise before I start as took far too many pictures today so I will stuff as many as I can into galleries so that they can be easily slid overContinue reading “A day of toddling and tootling”

Crossing boundaries

Today’s guest picture is another of Laura’s views from the icy shores of Lake Michigan. After the drop in temperatures last night, I was expecting an icy morning here today. It was an agreeable surprise to find that warm air from the south had blown in, and the thermometer stood at a very reasonable andContinue reading “Crossing boundaries”

Reined in

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother Andrew. It was taken by his son Dan with a wide angle lens while they were out on a walk together yesterday. It was a disappointing day today, with two plans biting the dust. My first plan was to go up and have coffee withContinue reading “Reined in”

In hiding

The guest picture has flitted across the Forth today. Our son Tony in East Wemyss persuaded the sun to sit in just the right place above the sea this afternoon to create this delightful composition on his camera lens. After more overnight rain, we awoke to another grey day here. We were able to cycleContinue reading “In hiding”

Rising above myself

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She saw light at the end of a tunnel and found that it was a canal. My cold improved slightly today, and I felt a good deal perkier. The weather did not respond and was chilly and misty . . . . . . and the viewContinue reading “Rising above myself”

A ray of light (but only one)

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He came across this fine outbreak of yellow brain (or witches butter) fungus on his walk today. It was a perfect day for winter cycling today, warmish, cloudy but not wet, and pretty calm. This made it all the more annoying that my cold is showing noContinue reading “A ray of light (but only one)”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture marks a return to sunny East Wemyss, where, as usual, the weather was fine for Tony’s afternoon walk with his dogs. We had a fine day here, but as it was freezing when we got up, a modest 4°C at midday, and back to below freezing by the evening, it wasn’t aContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

Having my cake and eating it

Today’s guest picture completes a trilogy of recent East Wemyss scenes; day, dawn and dusk. This is dusk today, as seen by our son Tony. It was my birthday today, and the weather gods obliged by presenting Langholm with a beautifully sunny morning to greet me when I got up. Just to make sure thatContinue reading “Having my cake and eating it”