A false dawn

I needed something cheery for my guest picture on a very gloomy day, so I looked back for this picture from my Lancashire correspondent Paul, who was in the Lake District earlier in the year. When I got up, it looked as though we might have a cheerful day here after a -5°C night .Continue reading “A false dawn”

More sociable celebrations

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She had a chilly but sparkling day for a walk round Portsmouth, and found the famous Spinnaker Tower looking at its best. We had a chilly but far from sparkling day here, with some persistent drizzle in the morning putting paid to my scheme for a earlyContinue reading “More sociable celebrations”

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”

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”

Suffering from the wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Having seen our neighbour Liz’s garden fungus in yesterday’s post, she wants to point out that she has fungus in her London garden too. We had another sunny morning here today, but as is to be expected at this time of the year, a sunny morning broughtContinue reading “Suffering from the wind”

Going nowhere

Today’s guest picture is another from one of my brother Andrew’s walks. He knows that I like canal bridges. This one is on the Trent and Mersey canal. We had a day of rain here today . I wouldn’t say that it rained heavily all day, but when it wasn’t raining heavily, it was raining fairly heavily. ToContinue reading “Going nowhere”

On the up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited the Secret Garden in Regents Park on one of her recent walks. She was the only one there. After a rather cheerless day yesterday, things got better today. The forecast of sunshine and showers provided us with a good deal more sunshine than showers forContinue reading “On the up”

Not out

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Like my sister Mary in London, he enjoyed a good sunset in Derby yesterday evening (with added water). We didn’t enjoy anything very much here today. It was cloud right down to the ground all day from morning until night. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal did manage aContinue reading “Not out”

A good deal of to-ing and fro-ing

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She came across some very colourful fungus on her walk today. With high pressure settled over us, we had another quiet and chilly day here today. There was no sun about and as a result there was no mist either. It was too chilly to make cyclingContinue reading “A good deal of to-ing and fro-ing”

Mrs Tootlepedal is wiser

Today’s guest picture comes from both of my two older sisters, Mary and Susan. Like us, they have socially distanced coffee outdoors when they can. Today they each took photos of the other. As it was Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday, she got a little bit older and a little bit wiser today. Since she had meContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is wiser”