A VIP visitor

Today’s guest picture is from Paul. He explored the tracks round Entwistle Reservoir earlier this month and found some very tall trees there. Here, we had a calmer and drier day than yesterday but there were one or two really sharp and gusty showers to stop us getting too excited about the return of summer.Continue reading “A VIP visitor”

Back again

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who met this nose diving elephant at a Regent’s Park art fair. Unfortunately, it was another fine day today.  I say unfortunately because my back was still giving me trouble and I had to waste it by doing nothing more energetic than wandering about the garden andContinue reading “Back again”

I spoke too soon

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary Jo’s London visit.  She has discovered that she really likes Regent’s Park and I don’t blame her.  It is a lovely park. I spoke too soon about our dry spell of weather because when we woke up this morning, it was raining heavily and it continued to rainContinue reading “I spoke too soon”

Cathedral concert

Today’s guest picture shows a view of the River Trent near Swarkestone Bridge.  My brother Andrew took the shot while out with his walking group. The wind was in the process of moving round from east to west today but it did it very gently and gave us a wonderfully sunny autumn morning on theContinue reading “Cathedral concert”

A pleasant surprise

Today’s guest picture is a reminder from my sister Mary of sunny days in the South of France, captured when we visited Aix-en-Provence not so long ago. Today had two good things about it  and one of them was surprising considering that the forecast had been for rain showers all day when I last lookedContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”

Safely home

No guest picture of the day today but a picture of the road where I was staying as a guest of my sister Susan overnight before our journey back to Langholm. It was a warm morning in Kentish Town in North London but somehow, although it was sunny and however quiet and tree lined theContinue reading “Safely home”

Gloom brightened by some gold

Today’s guest picture shows Inverary Castle in spring this year.  It was sent to me by ‘Garden Tour’ Nancy from Washington State, USA.  She met us in May with her husband Phil when they stopped at Langholm on a tour of Britain  before going on to the Highlands. We enjoyed, if that is the rightContinue reading “Gloom brightened by some gold”

The calm after the storm

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows the sort of food he had to put up with on his recent holiday abroad. Standing in a gale looking at wild flowers for several hours yesterday proved to be curiously tiring and when I woke up this morning, I felt very much likeContinue reading “The calm after the storm”

I got up and went

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce, who is on holiday in the West Country.  It shows Gold Hill in Shaftesbury in Devon.  This street was the backdrop of a celebrated advertisement in the 1970s. It was another still, dry morning and I managed to get out of bed and straight into myContinue reading “I got up and went”

Hedge fund

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to Staffordshire by my brother, where he passed Castern Hall, a privately owned 18th-century country house in the Manifold Valley, near Ilam.  It has often been used as a film set and I see from its web site that you can buy it if you want, as itContinue reading “Hedge fund”

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