Driven up a hill

Today’s guest picture is another which Mary Jo took while being driven through the Rockies. These mountains make our little hills look quite insignificant. After yesterday’s brief sunny interlude, we reverted to autumnal gloom today, and there was no motivation to put a nose outside the back door all morning. We did open the backContinue reading “Driven up a hill”

Plenty to do and see

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. It shows a fine rose grown by his wife. It is flourishing in spite of or because of quite a bit of recent rain. We had another day here with a grey morning and a sunny afternoon. It was warm and dry though, so after aContinue reading “Plenty to do and see”

A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. One of his dogs is demonstrating excellent catching skills. We had a generally grey and rather chilly day for the time of year today, but the sun was shining for a while as we cycled to church to sing in the choir. The hymns, which were allContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

At least it didn’t snow

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who noticed an unusual spectator when she went to play tennis. After what we hope was the last of a series of sub zero nights, (25°F -4°C), we had a day that was still pretty cold in spite of talk of rising temperatures. It was just warmContinue reading “At least it didn’t snow”

A general absence of sunshine

In need of some cheer, I have gone back into my files to find this guest picture of the day. It shows Tony’s dogs enjoying a sunny game of volleyball in his garden in East Wemyss. It was a miserable day here today. When it wasn’t raining, it was about to rain, and when itContinue reading “A general absence of sunshine”

Out twice

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He met this example of South Africa’s national bird, a blue crane, while out on his bicycle. We finally got a warm day here after what seems like months of freezing or near freezing cold weather. It was only 43°F (6°C) at half pastContinue reading “Out twice”

Well shod

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. On one of her recent walks, she passed this fine example of a Victorian gothic building at Holly Village in Highgate. After another sub zero night here, we had a fine dry day which struggled to get above zero, though it did manage to climb to 2°CContinue reading “Well shod”

More unhappy shepherds

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss, and proves that even when it rains in East Wemyss, the sun still shines. Unlike yesterday, we didn’t get a nice sunrise to ease our pain today. After a night of rain and moaning winds, we woke to a day of rain and moaningContinue reading “More unhappy shepherds”

Mrs Tootlepedal cuts the mustard

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was able not long ago to have a cup of coffee on the banks of the same canal along which my sister Mary recently walked….with added geese. We had a very tolerable day here with light winds, occasional sunshine and a temperature that made sitting outContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal cuts the mustard”

A late stroll in the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She ventured over the border into Wiltshire to find this fine gate at Courts Garden in Holt. After a brief effort over the last few days, the weather gods stopped even pretending it was summer here today and dropped back into very cool temperatures and occasionalContinue reading “A late stroll in the sunshine”