Him indoors

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia and is a timely reminder to me not to complain too much about the weather as it shows fields in Somerset under a good deal of water. In spite of just saying that I wasn’t going to complain about the weather, I am.Continue reading “Him indoors”

Blow, blow thou winter wind

Today’s guest picture, absolutely the last in my locker, is an Irish sheep which wondered what Dropscone was doing in Ireland. We had a sub zero night but a sunny day and the temperature soon rose above zero although it didn’t make a serious effort to get much higher. If you were sheltered and outContinue reading “Blow, blow thou winter wind”

A fulfilling day in a way

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother who has been roaming the country.  He found it pleasantly warm in the sunshine at Scarborough. I felt a lot better today, though not quite out of the woods yet, so naturally enough the weather took a turn for the worse. It started out not too badlyContinue reading “A fulfilling day in a way”

Not according to plan

Today’s guest picture comes from my former colleague Ada.  She encountered this sturdy cobweb on a walk today. It was grey and slightly drizzly at breakfast time but that didn’t matter to me as I was due to send two hours in the Welcome to Langholm Office, potentially offering advice to locals and visitors alike.Continue reading “Not according to plan”

Hedge scratching

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit my sister Mary paid to the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park a day or two ago.  It seems like a very good place to visit at this time of year. We had yet another dry and windy day today but it was a bit warmer than it hasContinue reading “Hedge scratching”

A rewarding day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s walk up Blencathra last week.  He got this splendid view of the Lake District as he climbed. We were promised a chilly day with a brisk north wind and we got it.  Luckily we got some very bright and cheerful sunshine for most of the day soContinue reading “A rewarding day”