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”

More jam today

Today’s guest picture, and it was very welcome on a gloomy day in Langholm, came from my sister Mary who walked along the canal in London in lovely sunshine today. It didn’t rain all day here but it might as well have done because it was impossible to say when the rain was going toContinue reading “More jam today”

Rising above it

Today’s guest picture is another from Simon’s Saturday walk in the northern English fells. His route took him to High Cup Nick, a well named and famous viewpoint. There was no possibilities of any views in Langholm when we got up this morning, as the town was wreathed in mist. It was calm though, andContinue reading “Rising above it”

Dashing blades

Today’s guest picture is a second from Bruce’s walk yesterday. As well as donkeys, he saw the disused railway viaduct that links Scotland and England. The north wind persisted and we had another day of cool, dry weather, Mrs Tootlepedal was not discouraged and was out shifting concrete slabs soon after breakfast. She has movedContinue reading “Dashing blades”

Gentleman in waiting

Today’s stunning guest picture was sent to me my friend and fellow church choir member, Anne. It was taken by her son, David, on the Moray Firth. He didn’t realise at the time that there are two animals hidden in the picture. We had another fine day here. This was very lucky as Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Gentleman in waiting”