All my own work

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He and my two oldest sisters are on an East Anglian jaunt, and were in Constable country today. We had a quiet and dry day today, which got pretty sunny and warm by the afternoon (70°F, 21°C). It took some time to warm up though, and itContinue reading “All my own work”

Flowers, sausages and jam

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking guide, Mark. He got a closer view of the Jubilee beacon on Whita than I did. We had a calm, grey and fairly cool day here today. We cycled to church to sing in the church choir. and later on in the morning, we cycled to the Co-opContinue reading “Flowers, sausages and jam”

Puffed out, blown back

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking guide Mark. On Monday, his dog Henry, took him back for a walk on the hills that we had walked together on Saturday. Henry rested for a moment among the bog cotton. We had another cool and dry day here today, and I was a bit slower toContinue reading “Puffed out, blown back”

Staying in

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. His walking group followed a path through the middle of a field today. It looks odd but it must be an old right of way. They are not trampling crops. We found ourselves a little tired here today after the departure of Matilda and her parents yesterday.Continue reading “Staying in”

Wrong then right

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who is having a short break in Chichester with my sister Mary. They couldn’t help noticing the cathedral. The weather here was variable once again. I got up early intending to go cycling before breakfast but it was raining. I fortified myself with porridge and a bananaContinue reading “Wrong then right”

Visitors

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found himself inside a kiln on a visit to a pottery museum. After a couple of days of exciting excursions, I got no further from home than the parish church today. We cycled along to sing in the choir after breakfast with no hint of whatContinue reading “Visitors”

An uncommon day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He came across a curious pattern in a field. Today was Common Riding Day in Langholm, but the absence of three bands, a hundred and fifty horses and riders, and thousands of spectators left me with few photo opportunities. I decided to go forContinue reading “An uncommon day”

Some business and a little stretch

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Tom. He came across this tense stand off between a cat and a hadeda. Tom tells me that he sided with the bird and chased the cat away. We had a rather grey and windy morning here after more overnight rain. When I went out intoContinue reading “Some business and a little stretch”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Tom, the Langholm exile. He came across this elegant track from a four foot long Liguaan lizard on one of his walks. They didn’t see the lizard itself. We had another sunny morning here but with the wind coming from the north, it felt a littleContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

Nothing doing

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. I think this must have been a stopping point on her journey north. The offer of tea and cakes seems attractive. We had a better day here, slightly warmer and slightly less windy. As the sun often came out, it was much more pleasant in the garden too. ThisContinue reading “Nothing doing”