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 rain

Today’s guest picture is a welcome contrast to our prevailing weather. It shows the ground staff taking the covers of one of the university cricket pitches at Sydney University. It was kindly sent to me by my Australian correspondent, Stephen. We could have done with that sunshine here today but the rain gauge is creepingContinue reading “More rain”

An extra window

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed this municipal work of art, The Rings of Derby, on his walk today. What it signifies is a bit of a mystery. It was slightly warmer today than recent days in Langholm, but if possible, it was slightly greyer too. As it was still remarkablyContinue reading “An extra window”

Somewhere under the rainbow

Today’s guest picture shows that Tony’s yesterday morning’s snow in East Wemyss didn’t last very long. By the afternoon it had all been washed away by rain. We got a much better day here than yesterday and we were duly grateful. Even so, in spite of some sunshine, I didn’t rush out because it wasContinue reading “Somewhere under the rainbow”

Rising above it

Today’s guest picture is another from Simon’s Saturday walk in the northern English fells. His route took him to High Cup Nick, a well named and famous viewpoint. There was no possibilities of any views in Langholm when we got up this morning, as the town was wreathed in mist. It was calm though, andContinue reading “Rising above it”

Caught out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who saw this impressive looking boat sailing under the Forth Bridges when he was dropping his partner Marianne off at her work this morning. We had another day of brisk winds and variable weather here. When the sun was out, which it was from time to time,Continue reading “Caught out”

A shower or two

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s permitted walk yesterday.  It was raining, but she didn’t care as it kept other walkers away, and the fresh green colours it brought made her happy. The gloomy weather from the second half of yesterday’s walk carried over into this morning and it was cold and greyContinue reading “A shower or two”

Date with destiny

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk.  She met a nesting swan and was very careful to keep her social distance. Our spell of dry weather continued today and it has reached the stage that talk of drought and water shortage is appearing in the national press.   Certainly it has been dry enoughContinue reading “Date with destiny”

This way and that

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He wants us to know that the sun is still shining in East Wemyss. Our spell of chilly mornings and warm afternoons continued, and as the sun was out all day in a cloudless blue sky, it was no hardship to get dressed a little earlier thanContinue reading “This way and that”

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”