Fame at last.

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. It shows a curious old gentleman who went with him on a walk yesterday. We were up and away promptly after breakfast when we cycled up to join the volunteers at the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve tree nursery. The last few trays of seedlings needed toContinue reading “Fame at last.”

Into every life a little rain must fall

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. On his way from East Wemyss to West Wemyss today, he took in this charming view. We woke up here to find that a little rain had indeed fallen into our life, but sadly it was just a very little rain. It had dampened the surface ofContinue reading “Into every life a little rain must fall”

Goodbye, hello

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was on a father’s day walk with his boys today when he met these two interesting customers. We had a fine summer day here, with plenty of sun, warm temperatures and not too much wind. It is a pity that almost perfect cycling days often seemContinue reading “Goodbye, hello”

Washed out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He caught a shadowy glimpse of a heron taking off from his local loch. We had a grey, cool and calm morning here today, and in a perfect world, I would have been up early, off on my bike for twenty miles, and back inContinue reading “Washed out”

An excellent tootle

Today’s guest picture is a reminder of the sort of sunrise that you can see in East Wemyss if you are up and about at 5 A.M. Our son Tony was. Owing to a busy afternoon and evening, I am starting this post very late in the day, so the text may be a bitContinue reading “An excellent tootle”

On the trail of the lonesome pine (again)

Today’s guest picture is another of my sister Mary’s delightful studies of Regents Park in London. She goes there to play tennis and always looks about on her way. We woke to rather grey and windy weather with a forecast of some rain to come in the middle of the day. We were in noContinue reading “On the trail of the lonesome pine (again)”

Bike test

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He broke his journey back to Langholm today with a stop in Fort William. He was in just the right place at the right time to see a steam engine crossing the Caledonian Canal. We had a warmer, sunnier day today which was very welcome. The betterContinue reading “Bike test”

A stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She stopped to take in this pretty view on her way to play tennis yesterday. After some welcome rain overnight, it was still raining gently here when we got up today. There was enough rain to make the birds on the feeder look a little bedraggled andContinue reading “A stroll and a song”

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”