Taking it easy

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. His phone reminded him that he had taken this picture of two cheerful walkers resting on a bench by the river seven years ago. We were much younger then. The caption on Gavin’s picture reminds us that our granddaughter Matilda has now just turned seven and thatContinue reading “Taking it easy”

The long awaited scone

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He had business in Banbury today which he combined with a walk along the canal there. We didn’t have a freezing night which was welcome but the morning felt quite chilly in an easterly wind with light cloud cover. I had time to sieve some more compostContinue reading “The long awaited scone”

Compost and a castle

Today’s guest picture shows a curious calm on the sea when seen from East Wemyss today. Our son Tony took the shot. It was fairly calm here today too, but not quite as calm as that. It hadn’t been frosty overnight so we got out into the garden before coffee and I sieved some compostContinue reading “Compost and a castle”

A trip to the post office

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who was on a walk when he found that almost everyone needs a haircut these days. We had a warmer night followed by a warmer day without going to extravagant lengths. It was pleasant in the morning while we gardened and had coffee with Margaret and Liz,Continue reading “A trip to the post office”

A smile and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It shows an elaborate bridge to get cyclists over a main road in Derby. My brother thinks that they have gone metaphorically as well as literally over the top. We didn’t have a frosty morning here today though it was near zero, but as a counterbalance, weContinue reading “A smile and a song”

Laid to rest

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He found a layer of mist floating above the river when he went out for his morning cycle ride. We had a layer of frost on our lawn yet again when we woke up today, but once again it was followed by a beautifulContinue reading “Laid to rest”

Well oiled

Today’s guest picture comes from the garden of our daughter Annie, and shows the benefit of living 300 miles south of us. We had another lovely sunny day here today but only after another subzero spell in the early hours. This pattern of chilly nights and dry days seems set to continue, and we areContinue reading “Well oiled”

Oiling the wheels

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was once again up early enough on his way to work to catch a fine sunrise complete with artistic lamppost. I wasn’t up early enough to see a sunrise but I was up early enough to find that the temperature was once again below zero atContinue reading “Oiling the wheels”

Pastures new

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony’s friend Michael and his recent visit to the Solway coast. Michael was very pleased to come across the SNP flagship while he was there. The forecast had said that it wouldn’t be freezing here when we got up and they were right. It was still pretty cold though,Continue reading “Pastures new”

At least it didn’t snow

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who noticed an unusual spectator when she went to play tennis. After what we hope was the last of a series of sub zero nights, (25°F -4°C), we had a day that was still pretty cold in spite of talk of rising temperatures. It was just warmContinue reading “At least it didn’t snow”