Out in the sun

Just to remind us of how lucky we are to get generally kindly weather here, Lucie from Brandon in Manitoba has sent me today’s guest picture. They get five months of winter there, and visits from rather ferocious wild turkeys too. You can see one on her neighbour’s doorstep if you look closely. We hadContinue reading “Out in the sun”

Having my cake and eating it

Today’s guest picture completes a trilogy of recent East Wemyss scenes; day, dawn and dusk. This is dusk today, as seen by our son Tony. It was my birthday today, and the weather gods obliged by presenting Langholm with a beautifully sunny morning to greet me when I got up. Just to make sure thatContinue reading “Having my cake and eating it”

Cool cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She paid a visit to the Tate Modern art gallery on the banks of the River Thames at the end of last month, and got this splendid view across the river from an upper window. We woke to a beautifully sunny but frosty morning here. Our localContinue reading “Cool cycling”

Plan biscuit again

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. It has been snowing hard there today. He has a good supply of croissants to hand though, so he isn’t worried about being snowed in. We had several degrees of frost here, but no snow. It was theoretically a pleasant sunny day, but when IContinue reading “Plan biscuit again”

Rising above it

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent, Keiron. The heavy frost in the morning painted this delightful pattern on his conservatory roof. That well known artist Jack Frost had been hard at work in our garden too. Mrs Tootlepedal told me that the thermometer outside our kitchen window was showing -6°C when I wentContinue reading “Rising above it”

Feeling the chill

Today’s guest picture comes from my Australian correspondent Stephen.  Having read about the Langholm Christmas tree illumination, he sent me this shot to show that Australians can do Christmas too. Talking about Christmas, our resident robin is working hard to get us into a Christmas mood. As you can see, we had another sunny dayContinue reading “Feeling the chill”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s canal walk with my sister Mary.  I like a bridge with legs. After a chilly night, we had a chilly morning followed by a chilly afternoon.  Sandy, who dropped in for a coffee told me that his thermometer showed an overnight low of -7°C which is unusually coldContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”

Biting the bullet

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s recent holiday.  As well as waterfalls and wonderful views, he and Marianne also saw this. We had the coldest night of the year so far and woke to a frosty scene. It was chilly but the birds were active.  A dunnock looked in soon after breakfast.Continue reading “Biting the bullet”

About and up

Today’s guest picture, in the absence of any alternative, is another welcome to the sunny shore of Wemyss.  Tony certainly has a grand spot for walking his dogs. It was quite frosty here this morning… …and it stayed below zero all day.  There was very little wind though and the sun was shining when weContinue reading “About and up”

Cold comfort

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was out and about and saw skaters on the temporary ice rink at Somerset House.  It always looks a rather staid way of having fun to me. We had a second sunny day today but the weather gods had another trick up their sleeve and keptContinue reading “Cold comfort”