Hitting the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this old building, once a home for nurses in Derby, and now with just a frontage left standing. After a spell of grey and wet weather here, it was a pleasure to get up to a sunny morning today. The pleasure was slightly modified byContinue reading “Hitting the heights”

Blown up (and down)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. I inquired how the weather was in East Wemyss today so he sent me this delightfully impressionistic shot. We had a dry and sunny day here today, but it had dropped slightly below freezing overnight and it never felt very warm, even in the sun. With aContinue reading “Blown up (and down)”

Ten years old

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo. She is not in Manitoba, but visiting Coldstream, British Columbia where she met Chuck, a very keen and accomplished composter. She tells me that he has quite the composting system with many bins, a shredder, sieve and multiple thermometers. The pile of finished product behind him took himContinue reading “Ten years old”

Keeping my head down

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon. He walked up to Langholm from Canonbie yesterday, and as he knows that I like a good gate and tree, he sent me this picture which he took on the way. It was above freezing again here, but it was still cold and windy when we gotContinue reading “Keeping my head down”

Rising above myself

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She saw light at the end of a tunnel and found that it was a canal. My cold improved slightly today, and I felt a good deal perkier. The weather did not respond and was chilly and misty . . . . . . and the viewContinue reading “Rising above myself”

Wind chill

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony really does show that East Wemyss has everything. After a soggy patch, we had a much better day here as promised by the forecast, with hardly a drop of rain. Unfortunately, there was a considerable amount of wind to be found if you left the shelter of theContinue reading “Wind chill”

Down and out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It just goes to show that if sometimes the sun doesn’t shine round East Wemyss, it comes back quickly. The temperature was well down this morning here, but I still got out for a walk in the afternoon so I wasn’t complaining (too much) It was -6°CContinue reading “Down and out”

Cowed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was walking with Mike Tinker when they came across this fine example of hair ice this morning. Gavin’s hair ice shows that it had been a sub zero morning, but it also shows that the sun was out, both conditions needed for hair ice formation. IContinue reading “Cowed”

Enjoying the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who acquired it from a blogging friend. It shows a notice at an RSPB site which conveys a feeling that I am sure we all recognise from time to time. Mrs Tootlepedal and I definitely went the right way this morning. The temperature was just above freezing,Continue reading “Enjoying the sunshine”

Finding the gaps

Today’s guest picture comes from another garden visit by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found nature in an artistic mood when it came to carving a tree stump and embellishing it with ancient lichens. We had a chilly and windy day here with occasional showers. I didn’t go for a bike ride after breakfast todayContinue reading “Finding the gaps”