Travels with Mrs Jonah

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who remarked that he hadn’t seen a cloud in the sky all day. But that is East Wemyss for you. It was a day of coming and going today; coming to Langholm and going from London. I walked down with Annie to deliver Evie to her nurseryContinue reading “Travels with Mrs Jonah”

A day of surprises

Today’s guest picture shows a recent sunrise in East Wemyss. It comes from our son Tony who gets up very early in the morning to walk his dogs. We had no sun here in the morning, but it was warm and I enjoyed a walk round the garden before coffee after having listened to aContinue reading “A day of surprises”

More foreign travel

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon from Canonbie. A siskin flew into his window and knocked itself out. Simon picked it up and gave it such good care that it recovered and flew off. They are tough little birds. We had another frost free night here, followed by a generally grey and chillyContinue reading “More foreign travel”

Winding up again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He spotted a splendidly rickety bridge on trip up the Megdale valley. I think that I might use the one in the background to cross the stream. Our spell of dry weather continued and I could find no trace of rain in the rain gauge for theContinue reading “Winding up again”

Bullseye

Today’s guest picture comes from South African exile Tom. He wasn’t able to visit Langholm for the Common Riding this year so went for a walk at home yesterday instead. Like the early risers in Langholm, he enjoyed a fine sunrise. After yesterday’s untypical heat, we were back to more normal summer temperatures today withContinue reading “Bullseye”

Several unexpected appearances

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s walk at Ashbourne.  When he had crossed that narrow bridge featured as guest picture a couple of days ago, he found that an earlier landowner had dammed the little river and produced a big lake. We had a surprise today when we woke up.  We foundContinue reading “Several unexpected appearances”

Recovering

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew.  As well as the moon, Derby has been visited by the sombre ‘Knife Angel’, an artwork designed to highlight the problem of knife crime in Britain. Autumn gave us a sharp reminder that it is here with a chilly start to the day, not far aboveContinue reading “Recovering”

When the chips are down

As well as seeing beautiful river scenes, Bruce has also met St Aidan of Lindisfarne on his Northumberland break, and his statue is the guest picture of the day. There was an infernal racket in the garden this morning and anyone who extols the calming and peaceful nature of bird song has obviously not heardContinue reading “When the chips are down”

My glass is half full and half empty

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who met this violinist in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.  The exhibition is called “Too Cute”. I had a restless but inactive day as my dratted foot went from being more or less pain free at breakfast to extremely sore by the end of the day. Continue reading “My glass is half full and half empty”

Some automatic watering at last

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan, who while having a cup of coffee with my sister Mary beside the canal at King’s Place, was entertained by two swans. We spent a lot of the day waiting for it to rain.  It is very rare to find Mrs Tootlepedal roaming the garden saying, “ComeContinue reading “Some automatic watering at last”