Dislegsia

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He wondered for a moment today if he was seeing a comet streaking across the sky, but it was nothing more exciting than an aeroplane catching the evening light. We had another ten-ten morning here today, 10°C inside the house and -10° outside. AContinue reading “Dislegsia”

Warming up

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Like us, he had a chilly but bright day today and he liked this sunny church which he saw on his walk. With our gas boiler out of action, the house cooled down a lot overnight and it was a rather miserable 10°C downstairs when we gotContinue reading “Warming up”

Getting the boot

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. The War Memorial angel is back in place in the park and Bruce liked the delicate frosting which it had on it. It was another sub zero morning here today so we thought it prudent to walk to church rather than cycle. There were four of usContinue reading “Getting the boot”

Seriously deflated

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She found this charming table decoration when she went for a cup of coffee while shopping this morning. According to the old saying, a red sky at night should be a shepherd’s delight, and our hopes for a bright day after yesterday’s good sunset were realised asContinue reading “Seriously deflated”

Flattery will get you nowhere

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa. Langholm exile Tom sent me this picture of South Africa’s answer to heather on the hill. He tells me that it is gum-bush or gombossie, properly known as pteronia paniculata. After the excitements of the city visit, life fell into its proper pattern today when Dropscone arrived forContinue reading “Flattery will get you nowhere”

A slow day

It was so gloomy here today that I was pleased to have found for the guest picture a very sunny scene from Derby taken by my brother Andrew a day or two ago. I needed something to brighten things up. I poured four inches of rain out of my rain gauge yesterday, a measure ofContinue reading “A slow day”

A day of rest for the cameras

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He liked the early morning rather ghostly appearance of this ship. It was dry when we cycled to church to sing in the choir at the Harvest Festival service. It was raining heavily when we came out and cycled home as fast as weContinue reading “A day of rest for the cameras”

Much better than expected

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. Like us they had sunshine and clouds there today. Edinburgh seems to be under the cloud. Once again there had been weather warnings for strong winds and heavy rain, and once again we woke to rain, but it was not very heavy and thereContinue reading “Much better than expected”

A productive visit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He enjoyed some perfect weather on a group walk beside the River Dove today. We enjoyed a sunny day here too. This was a good thing, as it was the day of the Langholm Agricultural Show on the Castleholm, an event all too often plagued by equinoctialContinue reading “A productive visit”

A busy but uneventful day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She came upon a herd of deer on a visit to Somerset yesterday. We woke to a grey and wet day here, and although it dried up, it didn’t get much less grey until the very end of the day. With nothing better to do, I putContinue reading “A busy but uneventful day”