Loud wind, quiet day

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her father, shows Matilda in pensive mood earlier this week.  As she was in Ireland at the time, maybe she was pondering the tricky Irish border question. After yesterday’s glorious sunshine, we were back to grey and windy weather today.  It was theoretically quite a warm day withContinue reading “Loud wind, quiet day”

Farewell to sun, sea and sand

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who was beside the river on a sunny day in Nottingham. For our last day beside the sea in East Lothian, we got continuous sunshine.  This was very welcome.  I put my nose out of the back gate to check the temperature… …and found that it wasContinue reading “Farewell to sun, sea and sand”

Back in the old routine

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz.  She enjoyed this misty view on one of her morning walks recently. There were no views at all when we woke up this morning, as the hills were shrouded in clouds and a fine drizzle was falling.  Luckily I had a stint in the Welcome to LangholmContinue reading “Back in the old routine”

A song but no miles

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker.  He was photographed by his companion on a walk where the stepping stones left quite a lot to be desired.  How the photographer got to the other side of the steam is not recorded. We had another dry and occasionally sunny day but the wind was still veryContinue reading “A song but no miles”

Tension

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to Madeira and shows ‘Autonomia’, a monument to celebrate Madeira’s regional autonomy in 1976. It was another chilly but sunny morning here and it looked as though it might well be one of those days when a trip up a hill could be rewarded by some delightfullyContinue reading “Tension”

Going the extra mile

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He was working on a street just below Edinburgh Castle and found a moment to enjoy the splendid view. The Scandinavian high pressure system is holding firm and we had another beautiful day here.  I had contemplated going for a bike ride but it was quiteContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

Proving the tooth of an old saw

Today’s guest picture shows a little guerilla gardening seen by my sister Susan near her house in London.  It brightened her day up a lot. It was a briskly windy day today so I decided to leave my first cycle ride of September until a later day. I put the day to good use thoughContinue reading “Proving the tooth of an old saw”

Getting the wind up

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is on an elephant hunt in Sheffield. We had another lovely day today, with wall to wall sunshine accompanied by gentle temperatures ideal for those who don’t do too well in the heat.  The only fly in the ointment was a brisk and bullying wind  whichContinue reading “Getting the wind up”

Getting the legs turning again

I was going to use pictures from our break as guest pictures of the day this week but I couldn’t resist this picture, taken by ‘Uncle Joe’, of Matilda, who is still in the south,  wondering when her parents and aunt will stop with the cheesy smiles and let her get on with her meal.Continue reading “Getting the legs turning again”

No wonder he’s grumpy

Today’s guest picture is a Spanish bench.  Dropscone doesn’t reveal whether he actually sat on it or merely photographed it during his recent holiday in Majorca. There was no sitting around for me today after breakfast as I was anxious to get a short pedal in before the wind got too frisky.  It was briskContinue reading “No wonder he’s grumpy”