Another year gone

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was cheered up by a bit of brightness at Coal Drops Yard on a very gloomy day at Kings Cross. We were cheered up on another very gloomy day here by a lively performance from the Sunday Club children at our church service this morning.  ThisContinue reading “Another year gone”

Missed opportunity

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who was out walking his dogs this morning. Bruce took his photograph at half past eleven this morning when, as you can see, it was misty on the Castleholm. I had looked out of the window after breakfast and only seen sunshine and frost but when IContinue reading “Missed opportunity”

Sky and earth collide

Today’s guest picture comes from East Wemyss where it seems that the sun shines  frequently.  Our son Tony got a new camera for Christmas and sent me this picture to show that it is working well. There was a complete lack of sun here today and after singing in the church choir and having anContinue reading “Sky and earth collide”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture is from our son Tony and shows that the temperature was lower in Fife than it was here this morning. We had been promised a day of freezing fog so it was a pleasant surprise to find no fog and a temperature of two degrees above zero when we got up.   ItContinue reading “Uphill work”

A busy but uneventful day

Today’s guest picture comes from the sister in law of my neighbour Liz.  Elaine was vising Cragside in Northumberland when she met Douglas. Douglas has been carved out of a Douglas fir. Everything had calmed down here today and it was a reasonably dry day with the temperature at 6°C and much lighter winds.  AsContinue reading “A busy but uneventful day”

Up and down, up and down and up and down

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who came upon a horde of ladybirds on one of her visits.  This picture shows just a few of the insects that she saw. It was a bright but chilly morning here and I had to scrape ice off the car windscreen after breakfast before IContinue reading “Up and down, up and down and up and down”

Spirits and mist lifted

Today’s guest picture shows a Nottingham Inn dating from 1493 which my brother Andrew passed on his way to the university there. It was calm and dry when I got up but it wasn’t warm.  John in the shop called it ‘fresh’ and my neighbour Liz called it ‘snell’ and at a miserly 6°C whenContinue reading “Spirits and mist lifted”

Unconfined joy

Today’s guest picture is the second portrait of Tony’s dogs by Tash.  It looks as though the dogs had had a New Year’s splash even if Tony hadn’t. We were promised better weather today and we got it but it took some time to arrive as we were covered in mist for most of theContinue reading “Unconfined joy”

The darkest hour

Today’s guest picture was taken by our daughter Annie as she stopped off in Hong Kong on her way back from Macao. We should have been in celebratory mood today as it is the winter solstice and the start of a new year but Mrs Tootlepedal’s cold had got a bit worse and she wiselyContinue reading “The darkest hour”