Testing the new gloves

Today’s guest picture is another much needed sunny scene from Muriwai Beach in NZ, courtesy of Stephen. It looks particularly lovely after another grey day here. It was a degree or two warmer here today, but just as grey. Indeed, the light was so poor that I didn’t waste a lot of time looking atContinue reading “Testing the new gloves”

Less grey

Today’s guest picture come from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He correctly divined that I would appreciate a colourful offering. We had a less grey day today, though it wasn’t much warmer. The better light deceived Dropscone who cycled round for coffee and scones. By the time that he got here, he was wishing that heContinue reading “Less grey”

Clouded vision

Sunrises are a current theme for guest pictures. After our daughter Annie’s Stockwell sunrise yesterday, here is one that our son Tony took a little earlier that day in East Wemyss. We didn’t see a sunrise here today, in fact we didn’t see any sun at all as it was another exceedingly grey day andContinue reading “Clouded vision”

The open road

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba where cold is really cold. She was intrigued by this strange crack in the ice on the Assiniboine River. It was quite cold by our standards here this morning, but above freezing. On the other hand it was raining heavily so it didn’t score many marksContinue reading “The open road”

A false dawn

I needed something cheery for my guest picture on a very gloomy day, so I looked back for this picture from my Lancashire correspondent Paul, who was in the Lake District earlier in the year. When I got up, it looked as though we might have a cheerful day here after a -5°C night .Continue reading “A false dawn”

Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He finds a lot of well made and convenient wooden bridges on his walks. After a clear night, we woke to a dry but chilly morning, with a light cloud covering keeping the temperature just above freezing. The conditions encouraged some birds to visit the feeder afterContinue reading “Paying attention”

The writing was on the tree

We needed a cheerful guest photo on a very gloomy day here, so this picture of Bonny Prince Charlie ignoring the autumn colour was just the thing. It was taken by my brother Andrew in Derby. It was a deeply yday in Langholm. Although it started dry, the rain came on at coffee time andContinue reading “The writing was on the tree”

A little promise

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met this squirrel in Regents Park today. We had more rain overnight, but nevertheless the rivers had dropped considerably today, and the danger of flooding had passed. As I had a good night’s sleep in spite of still having some minor aches and pains from yesterday’sContinue reading “A little promise”

Consecutive coffees

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa where Langholm exile Tom photographed a welcome sign of spring, a nice bunch of clivias. We have many signs of autumn here but after yesterday’s chilly morning, we were back to more gentle temperatures today. It has generally been so mild overnight that the turning of the yearContinue reading “Consecutive coffees”

Organ failure (and success)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found himself walking along the bank of the River Derwent yesterday. We had another dry but grey morning here today. It was rather gloomy at first . . . . . . but it was pleasant enough after breakfast as we cycled to church to singContinue reading “Organ failure (and success)”