Having my cake and eating it

Today’s guest picture completes a trilogy of recent East Wemyss scenes; day, dawn and dusk. This is dusk today, as seen by our son Tony. It was my birthday today, and the weather gods obliged by presenting Langholm with a beautifully sunny morning to greet me when I got up. Just to make sure thatContinue reading “Having my cake and eating it”

Genuine tidying up

Today’s guest post comes from my friend Dropscone, the golfer. He has found several new hazards on the golf course lately. At least they save on mowing costs. We had a dry but grey day here, and once again I had to take things carefully to avoid making my knees worse. My knee felt prettyContinue reading “Genuine tidying up”

More complaints from the knee department

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. A day or two ago, she found himself walking along a canal on what she described as a dull day. We had a grey and windy day here today, theoretically quite warm, but feeling rather chilly in the brisk breeze. Mrs Tootlepedal had a busy morning writingContinue reading “More complaints from the knee department”

Tunnel vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took it though a bus window as she passed Trafalgar Square this week. It is very obvious that central London has not returned to anything like the usual pre-covid crowds of tourists. In spite of a rather gloomy forecast yesterday, today turned out to be mostlyContinue reading “Tunnel vision”

Up and down twice

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was walking from Brampton to Lanercost when he passed through this fine wood. We woke to a dry and sunny morning. The inevitable downside at this time of year was that the temperature was low, above freezing, but chilly at 4°C. The wind was light, soContinue reading “Up and down twice”

Going with a bang

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found an old railway bridge crossing the River Derwent and took a picture of it because he knows I like a bridge. If Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, this one was a bit of a failure. We started by cycling to churchContinue reading “Going with a bang”

Driven up a hill

Today’s guest picture is another which Mary Jo took while being driven through the Rockies. These mountains make our little hills look quite insignificant. After yesterday’s brief sunny interlude, we reverted to autumnal gloom today, and there was no motivation to put a nose outside the back door all morning. We did open the backContinue reading “Driven up a hill”

Going the extra mile

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who woke to an unusually coloured dawn over Portsmouth today. Shepherds were quaking in their boots. We woke to a miserably grey morning here, and the day showed admirable consistency in remaining miserably grey all day. I was happy to do some work for the Langholm ArchiveContinue reading “Going the extra mile”

The tour of the moor

Today’s stunning guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He took it this morning looking out over the Firth of Forth. We didn’t even have a glimpse of sunshine here today. It was a uniformly grey day from start to finish, with the only variety being provided by additional rain which startedContinue reading “The tour of the moor”

A change in the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She had a furry rather than a feathered friend at her bird feeder yesterday. We read a news item today saying that this September had been one of the warmest Septembers on record. It doesn’t look as though October is going to break any heat records,Continue reading “A change in the weather”