Slow progress

Today’s guest picture is rather small but that is how it was sent to me by my friend Sandra.  I have put it in because it shows some of her regular flock of long tail tits visiting her feeder.  It is a great benefit to live right on the edge of town if you wantContinue reading “Slow progress”

On the slide

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He has been out and about enjoying the bright lights of Edinburgh. We had no bright lights here this morning.  In fact it was hard to discern any light at all as it was the gloomiest day imaginable, cold and wet and very miserable. As we areContinue reading “On the slide”

A river runs through it

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows one of the greens on the golf course he was visiting last week in Spain.  Tough conditions out there. We had far from Spanish weather here today.  It had rained heavily over night and it was still raining heavily when we got up.  It continued to rainContinue reading “A river runs through it”

Back in the old routine

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz.  She enjoyed this misty view on one of her morning walks recently. There were no views at all when we woke up this morning, as the hills were shrouded in clouds and a fine drizzle was falling.  Luckily I had a stint in the Welcome to LangholmContinue reading “Back in the old routine”

Unsettling

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa and, appropriately enough since he is a great rugby man, it shows some springboks. The first named storm of the year was visiting Britain overnight and we were warned that Aileen would bring heavy and persistent rain overnight and well into the morning so itContinue reading “Unsettling”

At last, a pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from Lucie, one of my Canadian correspondents, who took this fine view of  Lake Athapapaskow, a glacial lake in Manitoba, while on holiday. It took us some time to come to terms with the fact that it wasn’t raining when we woke up but I recovered from the shock and gotContinue reading “At last, a pedal and a tootle”

A tidy up

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Langholm exile Tom.  He has passed on a picture of a Strelitzia taken by a friend of his. I started the day by going up to the Archive Centre and meeting with Sandy and Nancy.  Recent work by a plumber required access to a little usedContinue reading “A tidy up”

A little tired

Today’s guest picture is of a rather stuck up group of august personages which my brother Andrew found in a church in Hull on a recent visit. I think that the permanently changeable weather is beginning to get to me and I am currently feeling rather short of beans to be full of.  As aContinue reading “A little tired”

A rewarding day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s walk up Blencathra last week.  He got this splendid view of the Lake District as he climbed. We were promised a chilly day with a brisk north wind and we got it.  Luckily we got some very bright and cheerful sunshine for most of the day soContinue reading “A rewarding day”

A lot to see but most of it quite far away

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin in America.  He says that he has never been so close to a deer before. Our spell of dry and windy weather continued today, with the wind even stronger than yesterday so that it felt decidedly chilly when the sun wasn’t out. I started the day off with aContinue reading “A lot to see but most of it quite far away”