A wet walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He had good company, weather, and scenery on a recent cycle outing. We were definitely short of good weather here, as it rained all day, not heavily but persistently. Luckily I had things to do indoors in the morning. First, I made bread inContinue reading “A wet walk”

A mixed day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She popped out to check the time on her local clock tower as the sun went down. She tells me that the clock was showing the wrong time. We had a very mixed day here. The weather was variable to say the least, at times sunny .Continue reading “A mixed day”

A fairly tame tiger

Today’s guest post comes from our son Tony. He wants to point out that regardless of any passing storms, the sun was still shining in East Wemyss yesterday. We didn’t have any sign of sunshine here today, but it was a little bit warmer than it has been, and although it was very grey, itContinue reading “A fairly tame tiger”

An uplifting start to the new month

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She looked down from above at the little village of Bentpath when she took to the hills on a recent walk. Our day here started with a real treat when I spotted the first brambling of the season in the garden. It is a winter visitor, andContinue reading “An uplifting start to the new month”

A little celebration

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found a fine example of supportive crochet attached to a tree near his house. It turned out that a year had passed since my last birthday so I woke up today a year older (but not much wiser). The weather gods were in a benevolent moodContinue reading “A little celebration”

Crowd scene

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony shows the East Wemyss dogs enjoying their day in the sun beside the Firth of Forth. We had a pretty nice day here too, although a chilly wind reminded us that we still have some way to go before jumpers and coats can be light heartedly discarded. Still,Continue reading “Crowd scene”

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”

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 bow and a bow

Today’s guest picture, the very last from Bruce’s Highland tour shows the photographer and his wife casting long shadows beside the Crinan Canal near Lochgilphead. It was a miserable cold and wet morning about which the less said the better. Some winter visitors appeared in the shape of a siskin… …and a brambling. Having ignoredContinue reading “A bow and a bow”

Fairly cheerful

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows his efforts to teach his dogs to appreciate a fine sunset over the Forth last night. We got a frosty morning without the benefit of any sunshine here and the temperature hardly rose at all for the rest of the day.  Still, as everyone remarked,Continue reading “Fairly cheerful”