A family reunion

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who was at the sea side in Morecambe yesterday.  He was lucky enough to find the sea at home. The forecasters promised us a coolish day with light winds and no rain and they got it exactly right.  There was a light frost when we woke upContinue reading “A family reunion”

Tidying up

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She was walking at Burrington Combe in North Somerset, when she saw this sight on the far side of the road.  It is the very crag which inspired the writer of the 1763 hymn starting: ‘Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself  in Thee’ We had another dry andContinue reading “Tidying up”

Things to do, places to go

Todays’ guest picture shows the Monteath Mausoleum which overlooks the Lilliardsedge Golf Course where Dropscone was playing at the official opening of the Borders Golf Association season on Sunday. It was another fine day in Langholm but slightly marred by a persistent and chilly wind which made me glad that I had an excuse notContinue reading “Things to do, places to go”

Another song cycle

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary, who was on the Unite for Europe March yesterday (as was my sister Susan).  It was rather mentally dislocating to see this peaceful and sunny picture after the recent events nearby. We had our third consecutive day of beautiful weather here and we areContinue reading “Another song cycle”

I talked to the trees

I have recently been sent a good selection of guest pictures and will work through them.  Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile, Irving and shows a visitor to his garden. It was only a degree or two above freezing when we got up this morning and the wind was blowing more fiercely than yesterdayContinue reading “I talked to the trees”

Calm after the storm

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia, who was wandering across the Somerset levels at East Lyng when she was passed by a freight train. From our point of view, it wasn’t much of a storm yesterday but it was certainly calm and sunny when we got up this morning.  From a cyclingContinue reading “Calm after the storm”

Going the extra mile

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He was working on a street just below Edinburgh Castle and found a moment to enjoy the splendid view. The Scandinavian high pressure system is holding firm and we had another beautiful day here.  I had contemplated going for a bike ride but it was quiteContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

Miracles do happen

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz’s recent jaunt to Spain.  She saw the point. The morning radio was full of talk of heat waves and burning sun but when it came to our part of Scotland, low cloud and a pleasant warmth was the order of the day.  As I am not veryContinue reading “Miracles do happen”

Setting history back 130 years

Today’s guest picture shows a great crested grebe, sent by my Glastonbury correspondent Venetia.  It was seen while on a visit to Shapwick Heath nature reserve with my sister Mary. Our dry spell continued with another mostly sunny day here but the cool north easterly wind meant that it wasn’t a day for the nattyContinue reading “Setting history back 130 years”

(No)Sunday

My Glastonbury correspondent, Venetia, sent me today’s guest picture.  It is a sign of the times, being a mock funeral procession to mourn the closure of the last bank branch in the town earlier this month.  After several chilly and rather grey days of north easterly winds, the wind completely changed and blew from theContinue reading “(No)Sunday”