Subdued colours

Today’s long and thin guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who is in London at the moment. He passed by the Shard, an extremely tall building, but claimed that he couldn’t see the point of it. Although the temperature was comfortably above freezing today, it wasn’t a very welcoming day, being grey again andContinue reading “Subdued colours”

A niggle keeps me in

I looked in my files for a guest photo today and found this fine sunset in Worcester, SA, sent to me just before Christmas by Langholm exile Tom. It was another day here with neither a visible sunrise nor much of a sunset as it was grey all day. It was warm for the timeContinue reading “A niggle keeps me in”

Hunting the hugger

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows the sparkly cloak that our granddaughter Evie was wearing today. Some children have all the luck We had a very far from sparkling day here today. The weather varied between grey and very grey, not quite drizzling and actually drizzling. On the plus side, itContinue reading “Hunting the hugger”

A hint of spring?

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She went down to the Thames for a walk yesterday and found a display of sitting gulls in front of Blackfriars Station on the bridge. We had another grey and chilly day here, with a north westerly breeze making sure that we didn’t get too excited byContinue reading “A hint of spring?”

Six bridges!

Today’s guest picture is another stolen from contributions sent to me for the last camera club meeting. This is a view that Stan took when he was up a hill in the Ewes Valley. It shows just how flat and narrow the valley bottom is. Our spell of very mixed weather continued today, and itContinue reading “Six bridges!”

Musical pews, chairs and seats

Today’s guest picture comes from our granddaughter Evie who recently took her parents to enjoy the lights at Kew Gardens. As she is only three, it is possible that she commissioned one of her parents to take the actual photograph. It was dull but dry when we got up, and Mrs Tootlepedal and I tookContinue reading “Musical pews, chairs and seats”

The weather gods play fair

Today’s guest photograph comes from my brother Andrew. He was pursuing his hobby of photographing swans when he discovered that on this occasion, all his swans were geese For many years, an eight mile New Year’s day run has been organised in Langholm on the basis of starting when you like but trying to timeContinue reading “The weather gods play fair”

A damp end to the cycling year

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Norway. The days are short and they get very little sunshine at this time of year, so she was pleased to catch this glimpse of it We got very little sunshine here today. To be precise, we got absolutely none at all, and it was anotherContinue reading “A damp end to the cycling year”

A ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Norway. She sent me this ‘postcard’ from the most northerly town in mainland Europe. We had a better day here than yesterday as far as the weather went. Dropscone was complaining about the cold wind when he cycled round for scones and coffeeContinue reading “A ray of sunshine”

Shortbread and a short walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent correspondent, Venetia. She has recently been on a trip to Norway. She was much amused to find that the pipes on this public bench were filled with hot water to ensure a comfortable seat on chilly days We didn’t get the friendly weather which we would haveContinue reading “Shortbread and a short walk”