A day of toddling and tootling

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He says that they have started to pick the table grapes there. I apologise before I start as took far too many pictures today so I will stuff as many as I can into galleries so that they can be easily slid overContinue reading “A day of toddling and tootling”

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”

Another day, another stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest pictures come from our son Tony. He won’t be short of company this Christmas. My morning was brightened by the sight of Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday flowers on the kitchen table when I came downstairs. Later in the day, Mrs Tootlepedal sorted then into two smaller vases. We had another fine and frosty morningContinue reading “Another day, another stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal”

A stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent, Mary Jo. At first sight it might look like a row of gallows along the roadside, but she tells me that they are used to take electrical connections over the sidewalks. The electricity is used to heat up oil or cylinder blocks before trying to start carsContinue reading “A stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal”

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”

Below the wind

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in sunny East Wemyss. There was an extra ingredient to his sunny view today. Eight inches of it. We had another gentle overnight sprinkle of snow here and woke up to another cold but fine day. Although the temperature was much the same as yesterday, something inContinue reading “Below the wind”

Down and out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It just goes to show that if sometimes the sun doesn’t shine round East Wemyss, it comes back quickly. The temperature was well down this morning here, but I still got out for a walk in the afternoon so I wasn’t complaining (too much) It was -6°CContinue reading “Down and out”

Clouded vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She wanted a socially distanced walk away from crowds earlier in the week, and was surprised to find she could have one along the canal at the Camden locks. In a normal year, this popular spot would be heaving with passers by. We had a quiet, dryContinue reading “Clouded vision”

Just in time

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon from Canonbie. He paid a visit to Langholm to do some shopping a day or two ago before the snow came and took the opportunity to enjoy our hills and sunshine. We had a little morning sunshine today but it didn’t last and it certainlyContinue reading “Just in time”

Rising above it

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent, Keiron. The heavy frost in the morning painted this delightful pattern on his conservatory roof. That well known artist Jack Frost had been hard at work in our garden too. Mrs Tootlepedal told me that the thermometer outside our kitchen window was showing -6°C when I wentContinue reading “Rising above it”