A productive visit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He enjoyed some perfect weather on a group walk beside the River Dove today. We enjoyed a sunny day here too. This was a good thing, as it was the day of the Langholm Agricultural Show on the Castleholm, an event all too often plagued by equinoctialContinue reading “A productive visit”

Slowing up

Today’s guest picture is another from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. She was very taken by the beautiful countryside she found on her visit. We had another fine day here, occasionally cloudy, occasionally sunny, but always dry. A cool north wind reminded us that summer has perhaps permanently slippedContinue reading “Slowing up”

Choirs and butterflies

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew. He was in Scarborough today waiting to meet my two older sisters who were coming up on a delayed train. He had time to take this railway picture of his own. He walked up to the top of the cliff. We had a slightly cooler nightContinue reading “Choirs and butterflies”

Invasion

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found himself on the shores of the Humber estuary today and took this fine pictures of the famous bridge just to please me. We were up and about quite smartly today as we were volunteering for the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve again. We didn’t have toContinue reading “Invasion”

Successful synthesising

You can’t have too many East Wemyss dawns in my opinion so today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony. It was taken yesterday. I had a slow start to the day but I managed to squeeze a couple of pages of the newspaper index into the Archive Group database, the first for 1904Continue reading “Successful synthesising”

Betterflies

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She came across this charming bridge on a recent walk. I like the wooden rails, a contrast to our stone parapets here. We had some welcome rain overnight, but it had cleared away by the time that we were up and about. I got back toContinue reading “Betterflies”

Plum pecker

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She visited a Roman villa with my sister Mary recently. Or, to be more correct, they visited a very detailed reconstruction of a Roma villa in the grounds of The Newt in Somerset. We had a warm and mostly cloudy day here, but it stayed dry.Continue reading “Plum pecker”

Small things

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who has been visiting the Lake District again. He took this lovely shot of St Cuthbert’s Church at Kentmere. The red sky last night didn’t bring us a sunny day, but it was much brighter and more cheerful than yesterday, and this was very welcome. IContinue reading “Small things”

Flat out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows a dawn dog on the eternally sunny East Wemyss shore. It was three hours later before I got up after a good night’s sleep. I had to go to the health centre for a routine visit after breakfast, and I said to Mrs Tootlepedal asContinue reading “Flat out”

A double whammy

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She came across this Antony Gormley figure in Winchester Cathedral on her recent visit. We woke to a beautiful sunny morning here. The price to pay for this was a temperature of 1°C when I got up. After a quick peek showed me that there was iceContinue reading “A double whammy”