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 reason to be grumpy

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who spotted an audacious attempt by a ship to make off with the Bass Rock, an internationally important nesting site for gannets. Luckily it was seen in time and they made them put the rock back. We had another sunny morning here today, but it was evenContinue reading “A reason to be grumpy”

More snowdrops than raindrops

Today’s guest picture is another much needed dose of sunshine, this time from Derby. My brother Andrew saw an inviting bench, but he tells me that as soon as he sat on it, the sun went in. We had another day of persistent rain here but it stayed reasonable warm and the wind wasn’t asContinue reading “More snowdrops than raindrops”

Two contrasting walks

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who visited the famous gardens at Kew and was very impressed by this statue. It leaves Mr Grumpy looking like a little ray of sunshine. We had a close run thing here with the temperature dropping to a single degree above freezing in the early morning. FortunatelyContinue reading “Two contrasting walks”

Two short planks

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who took it on one of his walks.  A local farmer has fenced off a section of a field for the convenience of walkers passing across his land, and fortunately it is just wide enough to allow for social distancing as required these days. Although it wasn’tContinue reading “Two short planks”

Roman in the gloaming

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s Moroccan trip.  You might find it hard to believe that this delightfully shady restaurant garden is in Morocco but it is. The first picture in today’s post is a bit of a cheat as it was taken yesterday when I went to bed.  Looking out of the window,Continue reading “Roman in the gloaming”

Questions, questions, questions

I have a rich seam of guest pictures at the moment, so thank you to all who have contributed.  Today’s comes from my sister Mary.  She went up towards the Greenwich Observatory and looked back behind her on the way. The slight warming of our weather continued today and there was no need to useContinue reading “Questions, questions, questions”