Re-heated

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. While I was on top of Whita yesterday and looking across the Solway to Skiddaw, he and a friend, and their dogs, were on top of Skiddaw 2000 ft higher than me, and looking back at Whita (when they had stopped posing for a picture). WeContinue reading “Re-heated”

Dislegsia

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He wondered for a moment today if he was seeing a comet streaking across the sky, but it was nothing more exciting than an aeroplane catching the evening light. We had another ten-ten morning here today, 10°C inside the house and -10° outside. AContinue reading “Dislegsia”

Not a fan

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found the River Derwent in reflective mood the other day and kindly thought of my liking for bridge pictures. My sisters in London woke up to a heavy fall of snow today. Here we had another cold, frosty and dry day. It was foggy in theContinue reading “Not a fan”

Getting the boot

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. The War Memorial angel is back in place in the park and Bruce liked the delicate frosting which it had on it. It was another sub zero morning here today so we thought it prudent to walk to church rather than cycle. There were four of usContinue reading “Getting the boot”

Flat

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. It was snowing there this morning but it didn’t fill him with the spirit of winter wonderland. He had a car journey to make. It was grey and frosty again here but it didn’t snow. We had a leisurely morning and around about coffee time,Continue reading “Flat”

A shorter day

Today’s guest picture comes from a fellow blogger, Gunta. She lives in Oregon, and having read the correspondence about Mr Grumpy sitting down, she sent me this lovely picture of a heron standing up in her neck of the woods. (She sent sitting down pictures too, but I liked this one best.) It was -7°CContinue reading “A shorter day”

Another (very small) mountain to climb

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took a boat trip down the river Thames to Greenwich today and passed the famous Cutty Sark which these days seems to float on a building. Our current cold spell got colder today. The overnight temperature dropped to -5°C (22°°F) at breakfast time and didn’t riseContinue reading “Another (very small) mountain to climb”

A busy day for Mrs Tootlepedal.

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found the tidal River Axe at a very low ebb when she visited it recently. Temperatures fell just below freezing for several hours overnight here and it was still around zero when we had our breakfast. As a result, there will be no dahlia picturesContinue reading “A busy day for Mrs Tootlepedal.”

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”