Going green

I have had a rush of good guest pictures sent to me recently but I thought that the most appropriate one to celebrate the warmest day of the year here in Langholm today would be this one from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  It shows her weather today.  She is a bit fed up to sayContinue reading “Going green”

Best foot forward

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  On one of his permitted walks, he found a friend. As far as light for taking photographs went, it was a day of two halves with some good sunshine to start off.  This brought the best out of the tulips… …and got us quite excited about the coming ofContinue reading “Best foot forward”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  It shows some early peach blossom. We were promised wall to wall sunshine today by the forecasters with some confidence so it was disappointing to get up to a cloudy day with the standard chilly wind.  Still, it didn’t rain and I was able not only toContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Rain later

Today’s guest picture is another from our neighbour Liz’s walk with Riley,  As well as the waterfall, she saw some very early primroses, sheltering beside the stream. We saw the return of grey and windy weather today which was a disappointment after our dry week, but at least the forecast rain didn’t arrive until afterContinue reading “Rain later”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It shows all the cakes that he and my sister Susan didn’t eat when they visited a garden centre cafe. They are both models of restraint. I was woken in the middle of the night by a tremendous rattling on the windows, and thinking it was anotherContinue reading “Blown away”

A calm day

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s Highland holiday.  He and his daughter Susan found a very steep gorge to walk along, but Susan made sure that he didn’t go too near the edge. After yesterday’s excitements. I was very happy to a have gentle morning with nothing more exciting than a cup of coffeeContinue reading “A calm day”

Rattling around

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s trip to Sweden and shows the Stockholm’s Gröna Lund amusement park as seen from the water.  With my head for heights, there would be little amusement there for me. We had another fine and sunny day today with light winds, just perfect for cycling.  The day had been providedContinue reading “Rattling around”

More walking, more croaking

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has visited Chatsworth.  I am going to live in a place like that when I grow up. We had another fine and sunny day today but once again my stubborn cold refused to give up its grip on me so instead of cycling, I settled forContinue reading “More walking, more croaking”

A day of armless fun

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s walk along the Thames.  She saw these two unusual boats in a dock near Tower Bridge.  Not the usual rich people’s yachts. I have a wonderfully shiny bruise on my arm so I thought it might be a good plan to have a very quiet morning. Continue reading “A day of armless fun”

A pedal and a tootle (and a walk)

Today’s guest picture shows a fine burst of wild flowers at Threave Gardens.  It was sent to me by my friend Sue, who took some time off from turning her compost to visit this National Trust property not far from Castle Douglas. We had another fine day today but as I had had a ratherContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle (and a walk)”

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