Flat calm

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. His dog Henry took him up to the top of Warbla in yesterday’s strong winds. Mark reckons that judging by how flat Henry’s ears were, the wind must have been blowing at 50 mph. Henry thought that it was fun. After two days of continuous strongContinue reading “Flat calm”

Slow going

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who had a day out in Paris today. She walked along the Seine I had quite a full day today here without doing anything in a rush. It had got down to very near freezing overnight, so Mrs Tootlepedal was out checking the garden while I wasContinue reading “Slow going”

Raising the temperature

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He took this picture of the station at Stamford last week, while he was waiting to meet my two eldest sisters who were joining him for an outing. It was not busy. The forecast rise in temperature duly took place today (after another very light shower ofContinue reading “Raising the temperature”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was in East Anglia when he spotted a rare instance of an Evergreeen container ship actually floating. The house was very quiet when I woke up, and it stayed quiet until Dropscone arrived for coffee and scones. He has just come back from travelling to theContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

A starling invasion

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s walk home from Street. I like this pastoral scene a lot. There is a river running through it. We had a cold, damp, windy day with very little or nothing to be said in its defence. We walked to church under umbrellas, and found ourselves part of aContinue reading “A starling invasion”

Up on the moor, down at the river

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s oldest son who now lives in Devon. He took this picture of people taking dressing up very seriously at a local festival. We had a day that started out wet and grey, and continued in that vein until the evening, when it brightened up just late enough to beContinue reading “Up on the moor, down at the river”

Testing time

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He found a lovely day to go cycling with two visitors who had come all the way from Langholm. We couldn’t quite match the weather or the scenery in South Africa, but considering how gloomy the forecast had been for this week, we hadContinue reading “Testing time”

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”

Getting around again

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal who used her phone to record the scene in our garden this evening. You will gather from the guest picture that it has not been a warm day here in Langholm. The sun did come out from time to time but it stayed cold all day. It wasContinue reading “Getting around again”

When you don’t walk through a storm

Today’s guest picture is another from Laura in Michigan and shows a handsome bridge in the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids. We discovered an absolutely horrible day here when we woke up, with sheets of rain being blown across the garden by a brisk wind. I needed galoshes and an umbrella justContinue reading “When you don’t walk through a storm”