When you’re smiling

Today’s guest picture is another from Laura. It shows a Lake Michigan winter scene. Our spell of wet and windy weather continued today. Unfortunately, the driest bit of the day was in the morning and I spent it indoors, waiting to go for my dental appointment. I might have gone out for a short walkContinue reading “When you’re smiling”

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”

Up the wall again

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She took this impressionistic study of moss in snow and sunshine in her garden. We woke to another fine but chilly day here, very fine but very chilly. In spite of the sunshine, it didn’t get above freezing until ten o’clock and the average for the dayContinue reading “Up the wall again”

Opportunities not quite grasped

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She came across this splendid display of onions in a local street. We had a day here when there was hardly a moment when it wasn’t threatening to snow, but in the end, it never amounted to more than a few flakes at a time. Thanks toContinue reading “Opportunities not quite grasped”

Home and awhey

Today’s guest picture comes from my occasional correspondent Elaine. She found the pond at the Lockerbie nature reserve well frozen the other day. As the pond was a curling rink in a previous existence, there must be ex-curlers looking at it with regret. We had another grey and chilly day here today, but it didn’tContinue reading “Home and awhey”

Going nowhere

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows once again that there are worse places than East Wemyss to walk your dogs as the sun goes down. We had not so much as a glimpse of the sun here today as the forecast miserable weather duly arrived. It was cold and often rainyContinue reading “Going nowhere”

Many a slip

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She came across this delightful converted mill on one of her local walks. You can see the mill wheel if you look carefully. We had another grey and damp day here with no sunshine and occasional rain. I got round to the shop on foot inContinue reading “Many a slip”

Wrong way round

I am short of guest pictures so I have had to slip back earlier in the week to find this picture of golden East Wemyss from our son Tony. It was worth going back for, I thought. There was not a hint of sun in the sky when we got up here, and there wasContinue reading “Wrong way round”

Going loopy

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Looking through my files I noticed that I had missed this nice double bridge shot combining one of his sons with the Erewash canal. It was taken a month ago. We had another in our series of cool and calm days here, this time with added morningContinue reading “Going loopy”

Lying low

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It shows the Exeter Bridge across the River Derwent in Derby. It was built in 1929. I always enjoy a picture where I get two bridges for the price of one. We had a cold and grey morning with occasional light rain, and a cold and greyContinue reading “Lying low”