Winding about

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He came across a tree full of waxwings in East Wemyss yesterday. It was grey and chilly when we got up here this morning, but it was above freezing so that was welcome. After a leisurely breakfast and an enjoyable crossword, I roused myself enough to haveContinue reading “Winding about”

Hitting the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this old building, once a home for nurses in Derby, and now with just a frontage left standing. After a spell of grey and wet weather here, it was a pleasure to get up to a sunny morning today. The pleasure was slightly modified byContinue reading “Hitting the heights”

Two pedals and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. As the azaleas in our garden are not out yet, she kindly sent me this stunning display from Kenwood House. After more overnight frost, we enjoyed a bright and sunny day here, with very little wind. Mrs Tootlepedal was busy in the morning, so I went upContinue reading “Two pedals and a tootle”

A hazy day

Today’s guest picture is for those worrying that the sun may have stopped shining in East Wemyss. Tony sent me this scene today to reassure you, and added himself in too. Rather surprisingly, we had a pretty good day here. It was a bit warmer than yesterday, and quite a lot windier, but the forecastContinue reading “A hazy day”

A better day

Today’s guest picture is another swan. This one was seen today by our son Alistair in his local park. Our day here started off grey, but as it was dry and not too windy, we were a lot happier than yesterday and went for two outings. Before the first outing, I checked on the birdsContinue reading “A better day”

Cold and clear

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She took it to show that the sun shines on our children wherever they are, though it did take the sun quite a long time to get to London today. The promised change in the weather duly arrived, and we woke to a cloudless sky and aContinue reading “Cold and clear”

In fluenza and out fluenza

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. The shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers must be hitting home if beer from Blackburn needs to be delivered to Burnsall, 38 miles away, like this. We had another dry, cool, grey morning here today. However, there was a welcome burst of sunshine in the afternoon.Continue reading “In fluenza and out fluenza”

First fruits (or rather, vegetables)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It goes to show that East Wemyss can look good even if the sun has gone in for a moment or two. And that he has a good eye for a composition, in my view. Summer continued in Langholm today. It was a degree or two coolerContinue reading “First fruits (or rather, vegetables)”

Looping the loop

Today’s guest pictures come from Laura in Michigan. She tells me that these ice sculptures were carved during the recent St. Joseph Magical Ice Festival. Some stand about 8ft tall. (They also have a frozen fish tossing contest at the festival I believe.) We were far from icy here today and the weather seems toContinue reading “Looping the loop”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture comes from my South Africa correspondent, Langholm exile Tom. He is tormenting me with pictures of delicious looking table grapes almost ready for picking. I love grapes. We had another in our series of cold days here after another icy night, but by way of compensation, there was hardly a cloud inContinue reading “Getting the picture”