95 percent

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She passed this striking corner building on one of her recent walks. The ninety five percent of today’s title refers to the average humidity of the day here. It was pervasively damp, and if it wasn’t raining, it was humid enough to make you believe that itContinue reading “95 percent”

Taking a chance

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. Stepping out of her front door the other day, she came across this fine display of early hellebores, a welcome sign of good things to come. We had a dull and occasionally drizzly morning here, but I held back from resorting to the bike to nowhere forContinue reading “Taking a chance”

Frozen in

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon from Canonbie. He came across this very detailed selection of rock strata beside the River Esk near the Hollows on a recent walk. It was just cold enough in the morning to put a hint of iciness into my mind, and after a bit ofContinue reading “Frozen in”

Real cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who celebrated his fiftieth birthday by taking his dogs for a swim. After a night of rain, we woke to slightly higher temperatures here, and it stayed comfortably above freezing all day. There wasn’t a trace of snow and ice in the garden and as the hillsContinue reading “Real cycling”

More free miles

Today’s guest picture comes from David, a Langholm exile in New Zealand who is the son of our friend Mike Tinker. David took advantage of a beautiful summer day to walk up Mount Vernon and look back down on Blenheim where he lives. Back in frozen Langholm, I didn’t get the opportunity to cycle toContinue reading “More free miles”

Two unexpected encounters

Today’s guest post comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. It shows a fine sunset over Rivington Pike where they have obviously had more snow than we have had a good many miles to the north. We had another bright and chilly morning here, with freezing temperatures keeping things icy. I tottered out to John’s shop,Continue reading “Two unexpected encounters”

Caution rewarded

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It goes to show that as well as a lot of sunshine, they have terrific fungus in East Wemyss too. As the new year dawned, we were greeted by the moon. It had obviously had a late night out and was showing among the pink morning cloudsContinue reading “Caution rewarded”

Just in time

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon from Canonbie. He paid a visit to Langholm to do some shopping a day or two ago before the snow came and took the opportunity to enjoy our hills and sunshine. We had a little morning sunshine today but it didn’t last and it certainlyContinue reading “Just in time”

Creeping clouds

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by MaryJane from New York. She describes it as an unexpected camera phone photo of the Central Park (NYC) reservoir as the sun was coming up. Being in the right place at the right time is an art. We had a sunny dawn here, but I was eatingContinue reading “Creeping clouds”

An extra window

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed this municipal work of art, The Rings of Derby, on his walk today. What it signifies is a bit of a mystery. It was slightly warmer today than recent days in Langholm, but if possible, it was slightly greyer too. As it was still remarkablyContinue reading “An extra window”