A final touch

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found some fine icicles on her morning walk today. They show how cold it was early on. As the temperature had dropped a couple of degrees below freezing in the early hours of the morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was happy that she had tried to protect theContinue reading “A final touch”

The end of the road

Today’s guest picture comes from a couple of weeks ago and shows a rather slanted view. The sunshine will give you a clue that it was taken in East Wemyss by our son Tony. It was cooler than yesterday here, but it was fine again and the wind was nippy but fairly gentle. We spentContinue reading “The end of the road”

Another slab, another stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from Canada where Mary Jo had two visitors. She tells me that they were huge, noisy, and regarded traffic (including a semi on the avenue at the end of the street) with total disdain. We had a day with plusses and minuses as far as the weather went. It was generallyContinue reading “Another slab, another stroll”

Going quietly crackers

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this peaceful scene on his way into Derby city centre recently. We had another chilly, occasionally windy and mostly sun free day today here. It didn’t inspire me with any wish to dash outside and take exercise, so I stayed in and watched the birdsContinue reading “Going quietly crackers”

Seeing the country

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Derby may not have great mountains and lakes but it does have sunshine and cabbages palms. We had a pretty good day here today, not sunny in the morning, but much calmer than previous days. It was inevitable then that we had to drive to Dumfries forContinue reading “Seeing the country”

A parting of the ways

Today’s guest picture is another of Venetia’s interesting Somerset trees. To be fair to the weather today, it was slightly warmer than it has been, but as it was windier too and there was often a bit of rain about, it was far from being a pleasant day. We had to tend to the cheeseContinue reading “A parting of the ways”

Out and out

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who lives in Southsea in Portsmouth. She found a brisk breeze rippling the waters of a fountain on her walk today. After two days of rain, it was a relief to wake up to a different sort of day here today. This was the view from anContinue reading “Out and out”

Well shod

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. On one of her recent walks, she passed this fine example of a Victorian gothic building at Holly Village in Highgate. After another sub zero night here, we had a fine dry day which struggled to get above zero, though it did manage to climb to 2°CContinue reading “Well shod”

Surface dressing

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair and shows some careful modern art minimalist snowmanship. We woke up to a light snowfall which was dusting the garden…. …interesting a chaffinch… …and had given the church a new look when I went to visit the dentist in the morning. I was pleased that my dentalContinue reading “Surface dressing”

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”