An unexpected opportunity

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows that they have autumn colour in London too. We woke to sub zero temperatures (-2°C) but some cheerful sunshine made up for the cold. I had a look at the birds after breakfast . . . . . . and then went for a shortContinue reading “An unexpected opportunity”

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”

A sunny day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows a typical morning in East Wemyss. We woke to a crisp morning here, with the temperature just above freezing, but with some very welcome sunshine to make it a day to be cheerful. We walked to church to sing in the choir. At the churchContinue reading “A sunny day”

Unwrapping trees

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met these pelicans on a visit to St James’s Park. We didn’t have any exotic birds here this morning, or any sunshine for that matter, just some grey clouds and a rather chilly looking goldfinch on a wire. Some goldfinches did fly down to the feederContinue reading “Unwrapping trees”

Genuine tidying up

Today’s guest post comes from my friend Dropscone, the golfer. He has found several new hazards on the golf course lately. At least they save on mowing costs. We had a dry but grey day here, and once again I had to take things carefully to avoid making my knees worse. My knee felt prettyContinue reading “Genuine tidying up”

More complaints from the knee department

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. A day or two ago, she found himself walking along a canal on what she described as a dull day. We had a grey and windy day here today, theoretically quite warm, but feeling rather chilly in the brisk breeze. Mrs Tootlepedal had a busy morning writingContinue reading “More complaints from the knee department”

Tunnel vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took it though a bus window as she passed Trafalgar Square this week. It is very obvious that central London has not returned to anything like the usual pre-covid crowds of tourists. In spite of a rather gloomy forecast yesterday, today turned out to be mostlyContinue reading “Tunnel vision”

The writing was on the tree

We needed a cheerful guest photo on a very gloomy day here, so this picture of Bonny Prince Charlie ignoring the autumn colour was just the thing. It was taken by my brother Andrew in Derby. It was a deeply yday in Langholm. Although it started dry, the rain came on at coffee time andContinue reading “The writing was on the tree”

An uplifting start to the new month

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She looked down from above at the little village of Bentpath when she took to the hills on a recent walk. Our day here started with a real treat when I spotted the first brambling of the season in the garden. It is a winter visitor, andContinue reading “An uplifting start to the new month”

Choir, no choir, extra choir

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alastair. He spotted a fine Halloween rainbow in Edinburgh this afternoon. After more overnight rain, we woke to another grey and rainy morning here. We walked to church in the dry, but we had to scuttle back home with our coats buttoned up as it was raining heavilyContinue reading “Choir, no choir, extra choir”