Modified ambition

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He found a lonely poppy. The forecasters were right and we got a summer day today. After breakfast, I went out in to the garden. My focus was on peonies. We cycled off to church in sunshine and a cheerful mood. We had an adventurousContinue reading “Modified ambition”

Composting cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who stopped on his way to work this morning to record an early flight crossing above the rising sun. The sun rose in Langholm too, and after another chilly start, we had lovely weather all day. In the middle of the morning, we had a Zoom withContinue reading “Composting cycle”

Testing the road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He knows that I like a bridge so he sent me two for the price of one today. The forecast had suggested that it might be the first day for ages with only light winds, so I was definitely hoping to wake up with no side effectsContinue reading “Testing the road”

Puffed back

Today’s guest picture was taken by camera club member Mairi on our Beamish outing last weekend, and shows that there isn’t just light a the end of the tunnel, there is a Tootlepedal too. Our spell of excellent weather continued today.  We had a sunny day but it wasn’t too hot so that was theContinue reading “Puffed back”

Water under the bridge(s)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who has recently been playing golf in Girona in Spain.  Clearly, there was no rain in Spain while he was there. There was no rain here today either but not quite as much sun as Dropscone has been enjoying. I had to take the car to the garage earlyContinue reading “Water under the bridge(s)”

When I’m 64

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce.  He came across this fine view on the hill road to Roberton near Hawick a week or so ago. After a rather slack period for cycling recently, a dry and calm day today was an excellent opportunity to get the fairly speedy bike out and put in a fewContinue reading “When I’m 64”

The early worm escapes again

Today’s guest picture is one from a holiday that Mike Tinker took last year.  It shows a handsome bridge in Rhayader, Mid Wales. I had requested a better day after our recent dreich spell and my plea was heard and we enjoyed a beautifully sunny day today.  As an added and unexpected bonus, the temperatureContinue reading “The early worm escapes again”

A good start to the month

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who met this fine swan on one of his recent golfing adventures. We had a beautifully sunny day today but paid for it with a drop of a few degrees on the thermometer.  It was above freezing but decidedly chilly when I cycled up to the town to seeContinue reading “A good start to the month”

With a song and a smile

Today’s guest picture comes from America and was sent to me by Barbara, who was one of three family members who came to Langholm last month on a dreadfully wet day to look for the gravestones of two ancestors.  We met at the Archive Centre. The weather here was a good deal better than thatContinue reading “With a song and a smile”

Blow, blow thou winter wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  After a break to recover from illness, he is back walking in the Peak District and this picture shows the Manifold river at Ilam. The forecast offered a grey, windy and dry day and was correct in every respect.  The dryness was the chief attraction for  meContinue reading “Blow, blow thou winter wind”