Mysterious things

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbours Libbie and Irving. It shows their view of the rambler rose on the fence between us. Irving says he modestly takes the credit when visitors compliment him on his lovely rose. There was rain during the night and the soil in the garden seemed very wet when weContinue reading “Mysterious things”

A 5% chance

Today’s guest picture comes from East Wemyss where our son Tony spotted a heron going somewhere on business. We had a day that was not quite as warm as yesterday but whichmanaged to be more muggy. I arranged to have coffee with Sandy and then went out into the garden to see how the flowersContinue reading “A 5% chance”

A piece of cake

Today”s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He saw deer on one of his walks with his dogs.  The deer saw him but didn’t run away at once. To say that today was another uneventful day would be rather overstating the excitement.  The recent frost has put a damper on the pleasure of walkingContinue reading “A piece of cake”

Pushing the envelope

Today’s guest picture is a puzzle.  Is it the south of France? Is is a tropical Isle? No, it is sunny Wemyss turning up trumps yet again for the lens of our son Tony. We had a touch of frost in the very early morning but by the time that I got up the skyContinue reading “Pushing the envelope”

No change

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  She went for a little toot in her plane today, and as she flew south of Riding Mountain National Park, she saw these patterns from last year’s harvest. She said, “This is the kind of farmland that I think you’d have to be crazy, desperate, orContinue reading “No change”

Back on the road again

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s recent permitted walks.  She thought I might enjoy it as it has a gate and a sort of bridge in it.  She was right. Today’s post will be short and may be a bit garbled as I have had a busy day, didn’t takeContinue reading “Back on the road again”

What is this wet stuff falling out of the sky?

Today’s guest picture was taken by my sister Susan on a visit to Reading.  It shows the Maiwand Lion, commemorating the dead of the Berkshire Regiment of Foot at Girishk Maiwand and Kandahar in 1880. The British were defeated at Girishk Maiwand by the Afghan army at a high cost to both sides during theContinue reading “What is this wet stuff falling out of the sky?”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who is not too old to take a walk along the track above the town. A very brisk wind greeted me when I got up this morning and this provided a convenient excuse for a morning of not cycling after yesterday’s efforts.  Instead, I had coffee with Sandy, mowedContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

A day out

Today’s guest picture comes from my visitors of yesterday, Nancy and Phil.  Before they came to Langholm they had spent some time on the Langollen canal and this picture shows the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct. It was a lovely day with the forecast set fair when I finally dragged myself out of bed for a lateContinue reading “A day out”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture comes from my younger son and shows Matilda wondering whether she is always going to need a coat on in the middle of summer. Mrs Tootlepedal went to visit Matilda in Edinburgh today and I was hoping to get in a little cycling while she was away.  Unfortunately the constant strong wind,Continue reading “Blown away”

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