Taking a chance

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. Stepping out of her front door the other day, she came across this fine display of early hellebores, a welcome sign of good things to come. We had a dull and occasionally drizzly morning here, but I held back from resorting to the bike to nowhere forContinue reading “Taking a chance”

No wonder

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He saw this buzzard in a tree while walking his dogs a day or two ago. The forecasters had been pretty certain that we would get a good fall of snow today and I was looking forward to being able to have a winterContinue reading “No wonder”

Treading carefully

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Because of the current restrictions, he has to walk very locally as we do, but he found both a fine tree and a fine day today. We had a fine day here too, but as it was back to being below freezing (-3°C) when we got up,Continue reading “Treading carefully”

Welcome gloominess

On a dull day here, a cheerful guest picture was needed, so I have gone back to early December when Laura, my Lake Michigan correspondent, was at Weko Beach, Bridgman at the right time of day. For the first time for what seems like weeks, it wasn’t freezing when we got up. I stood outsideContinue reading “Welcome gloominess”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from my South Africa correspondent, Langholm exile Tom. He is tormenting me with pictures of delicious looking table grapes almost ready for picking. I love grapes. We had another in our series of cold days here after another icy night, but by way of compensation, there was hardly a cloud inContinue reading “Getting the picture”

More free miles

Today’s guest picture comes from David, a Langholm exile in New Zealand who is the son of our friend Mike Tinker. David took advantage of a beautiful summer day to walk up Mount Vernon and look back down on Blenheim where he lives. Back in frozen Langholm, I didn’t get the opportunity to cycle toContinue reading “More free miles”

Two unexpected encounters

Today’s guest post comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. It shows a fine sunset over Rivington Pike where they have obviously had more snow than we have had a good many miles to the north. We had another bright and chilly morning here, with freezing temperatures keeping things icy. I tottered out to John’s shop,Continue reading “Two unexpected encounters”

Just in time

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon from Canonbie. He paid a visit to Langholm to do some shopping a day or two ago before the snow came and took the opportunity to enjoy our hills and sunshine. We had a little morning sunshine today but it didn’t last and it certainlyContinue reading “Just in time”

Blue sky thinking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. You can see famous Glastonbury Tor in the background and reflected in the floodwater. Venetia tells me that flooding is very common at this time of year on the Somerset Levels. I suppose the clue is in the name. We were in no danger of floodingContinue reading “Blue sky thinking”

Creeping clouds

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by MaryJane from New York. She describes it as an unexpected camera phone photo of the Central Park (NYC) reservoir as the sun was coming up. Being in the right place at the right time is an art. We had a sunny dawn here, but I was eatingContinue reading “Creeping clouds”