Treading carefully

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. Because of the current restrictions, he has to walk very locally as we do, but he found both a fine tree and a fine day today. We had a fine day here too, but as it was back to being below freezing (-3°C) when we got up,Continue reading “Treading carefully”

Mrs Tootlepedal is wiser

Today’s guest picture comes from both of my two older sisters, Mary and Susan. Like us, they have socially distanced coffee outdoors when they can. Today they each took photos of the other. As it was Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday, she got a little bit older and a little bit wiser today. Since she had meContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is wiser”

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”

One to go

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony shows an East Wemyss stairway. Not the ‘stairway to heaven’ but the next best thing. We had a grey but dry day today and with the temperature well above freezing, it seemed like a good day for both a bicycle ride and putting another slab in place inContinue reading “One to go”

Mobbed again

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancastrian correspondent Paul’s visit to the Lake District. It shows a well positioned seat placed in memory of Hugh Walpole. It is looking out over Derwent Water. We had another warm and dry day here, though the sun only made occasional appearances. Indeed it even tried to rain asContinue reading “Mobbed again”

A round and about

Today’s guest picture comes from another of Venetia’s visit to fine local gardens. She returned to the country estate called The Newt and found a newt. We had a fine day here and I was up comparatively early to enjoy it, as I had arranged to play nine holes of golf after breakfast with Dropscone.Continue reading “A round and about”

Bullseye

Today’s guest picture comes from South African exile Tom. He wasn’t able to visit Langholm for the Common Riding this year so went for a walk at home yesterday instead. Like the early risers in Langholm, he enjoyed a fine sunrise. After yesterday’s untypical heat, we were back to more normal summer temperatures today withContinue reading “Bullseye”

Quick change

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who came across these interesting flats built inside old gas holder frames while she was on a walk beside a canal. We had a pretty miserable sort of day here for the middle of July. It stayed cool, just creeping over 60°F/15°C at its peak. The sunContinue reading “Quick change”

Another morning pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Sharon. She was out last night to see the town being painted red. Well, not exactly painted, more all lit up. It was a message called ‘Light it in Red’ . The Buccleuch Centre was illuminated by Centre Stage Theatre to bring attention to the current plight ofContinue reading “Another morning pedal”

Hot work

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to the woods yesterday. He came across this ancient tree, affectionately known as the King of the Kernigal. It was another hot day here, and a rather muggy one too making anything more than gentle work seem quite hard. It was an easy crossword day so IContinue reading “Hot work”