Diverted by cows

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Although it looks peaceful enough, he tells me that the wind was blowing so strongly that he literally had to hold on to his hat as he crossed the stream. We had quite a windy day here too, and it was grey and occasionally rainy. IContinue reading “Diverted by cows”

A long cut and a short cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She walked along this avenue of blossom in Regents Park on her way to play tennis on Saturday. It was nearly 8°C by breakfast time here today, but our joy was not unconfined as it was also grey and windy with the occasional hint of rain. MrsContinue reading “A long cut and a short cut”

A stake in the future

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. He thinks that it must be spring because the council have put up a bouncy castle at the boating pond. As it was below freezing when we got up today, spring was on hold for a bit here, but it was bright and sunny andContinue reading “A stake in the future”

Changeable weather

Today’s guest picture comes from Michael, a long time friend of our son Tony. Just to show that he can take seaside pictures too, he sent me this fine study of a bridge next to the sea near Rockliffe on the Solway coast where he was today. We had another very chilly night. Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Changeable weather”

A final touch

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found some fine icicles on her morning walk today. They show how cold it was early on. As the temperature had dropped a couple of degrees below freezing in the early hours of the morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was happy that she had tried to protect theContinue reading “A final touch”

Pushed back

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  His dogs take spring seriously in East Wemyss. Finally the warm weather arrived in Langholm and when we got up we wondered if the the warmth would bring the tulips out. It did. And in the end, the race to be first tulip out was a deadContinue reading “Pushed back”

Land of milk but no honey

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron, who thought that a Welsh lamb would be appropriate for the time of year. I thought so too. We had another in the run of dry and warmish days that have made March such a contrast to February.  Once again there was thin cloud about butContinue reading “Land of milk but no honey”

Just a spoonful of sugar

Today’s guest picture is the last of the Derby insects sent to me by my brother Andrew. I am irresistibly reminded of my favourite limerick.  I remember it as: There was a young man from St Bees, Who was stung on the knee by a wasp. When they said, “Does it hurt?” He replied, “No,Continue reading “Just a spoonful of sugar”

Well covered

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my flute pupil Luke’s mother and shows a spectacular fire on the hills near Langholm which she saw this afternoon.  If it was part of the customary heather burning, we hope that they had it under control. It was another lovely day today so it was  aContinue reading “Well covered”