A windy walk

Today’s guest picture come from my cello playing friend Mike. He found this poplar hawk moth in his shed today. We woke up to a chilly, wet and windy day. The rain gave up after a while, and I was able to cycle round to the corner shop for supplies before Margaret joined us forContinue reading “A windy walk”

Soup and biscuits

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone because he knows that I like bridges. It comes from his son Benjamin who is on holiday somewhere vaguely familiar. We had some heavy showers overnight, and we woke to a grey and often rainy morning. I found a dry moment to scoot round to theContinue reading “Soup and biscuits”

Another wet day

For the guest picture on a very dull day, I have turned once again to our son Tony and a sunny day in East Wemyss to cheer us up. This was taken a day or two ago. Sadly, Tony himself is not so cheerful. He and Marianne were due to come here tomorrow to seeContinue reading “Another wet day”

Fade to grey again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who went for a walk with his wife round Alemoor reservoir near Hawick recently. He wondered whether they couldn’t have put up a few more warning notices if they had really tried. After yesterday’s sunshine, we were back to cold, grey and windy today, dry at leastContinue reading “Fade to grey again”

Safe arrival

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He found an Edinburgh cousin of Mr Grumpy in his local park. The chief business of the day was a trip to Carlisle to collect Annie, our daughter, and Evie, our granddaughter, off the train from London. They are staying for a week, and this will meanContinue reading “Safe arrival”

Keeping occupied

Today’s guest picture comes from our son-in-law Joe. He got quite close to a swan. We had a dry day here, quite warm for the time of the year, but a brisk wind made it feel quite chilly when we ventured out. I am happy to report that Sandy has got home from hospital, andContinue reading “Keeping occupied”

An oasis of calm

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. Some late sunshine provided her with a show of nature’s own fairy lights using raindrops. After several windy days, it was a relief to wake up to a much quieter day today. It was chilly though, as a glance out of the window showed. Luckily, the snowContinue reading “An oasis of calm”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making at twilight and stopped to record the occasion. After all the dark foreboding, Storm Dudley passed over us without leaving much of a trace at all, and we woke up to another fine, mostly dry and mildly windyContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

All change

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She was surprised to see this lone rose blooming so early in the year. Although they say the rest of the week is going to be as gloomy as forecast (except Thursday which is going to be fine but with a serious gale), today proved the pessimisticContinue reading “All change”

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”