An introduction to induction

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She was delighted to spot a squirrel in her garden.  She points out that it was so cold that the squirrel was using its tail to keep its ears warm. It rained heavily here over night but it had stopped by the morning and we gotContinue reading “An introduction to induction”

Slowly getting back in the groove

Today’s guest picture comes from that inveterate traveller Bruce.  He looked in on a tea dance at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool but did not venture onto the floor himself.  Doubtless things will be a bit more lurid on 16th November when Strictly comes to town. Finally our spell of mild autumn weather cameContinue reading “Slowly getting back in the groove”

A toddle, a pedal and two tootles!

Today’s guest picture from son Tony in East Wemyss goes to prove that you can find grumpy herons all over the place. It was a beautiful morning with a delicate sunrise but it was chilly enough at 4°C after breakfast to keep me from getting my bike out.  Instead, I walked up to the townContinue reading “A toddle, a pedal and two tootles!”

Hail smiling morn

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who started the new year by visiting the strangely named Locko Park where he met a fine lake. Our year here started with a brilliantly sunny but rather chilly day.  I would have liked to have taken part in the eight mile walk/run event that starts theContinue reading “Hail smiling morn”

A grand old Duke of York day

To make a change from endless pictures of moss, my guest picture of the day is a moose The picture came from Venetia, who saw the moose in Grand Teton National Park. The wind is in the east at the moment, which often means sunnier days for us and this was the case today. ItContinue reading “A grand old Duke of York day”

Down dale and up hill

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was rather surprised to find a police box figuring in the entrance to the distillery at Annan. As it was Sunday and the main roads are lorry free, I thought that the traditional pedal down to Newtown on the line of Hadrians Wall and back wouldContinue reading “Down dale and up hill”

Taking the long view

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Irving, shows the Black Esk reservoir which provides us with our drinking water.  I have often meant to visit it but never have so perhaps this will spur me into action. We had another frosty morning heralding another beautifully calm and sunny day and we tried to makeContinue reading “Taking the long view”

Coming to a town near you – Summer for one day only

Today’s guest picture comes from fellow archivist and Hibs supporter Ken.  Sadly he is having to leave the town to return to the north east of England for family reasons and he kindly sent me this picture of the Saltburn Viaduct, taken some years ago, which I hope will be the first of many fromContinue reading “Coming to a town near you – Summer for one day only”

Catching up

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike Tinker’s visit to Caerlaverock Castle yesterday. Today was a splendid day for catching up on the great number of pictures that I took yesterday because it wasn’t a day that was good for anything active at all. It was a perfect example of a ‘Scotch Mist’, that gentleContinue reading “Catching up”

Vitamin D-day

I am a bit short of guest pictures at the moment so I have gone to my files to find this fine ‘Burning Bush’ photographed by my sister Mary in Regent’s Park in January. For the second day running we had a very fine, sunny day with large quantities of blue sky, absolutely free atContinue reading “Vitamin D-day”