A change in the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who looked across the Forth from East Wemyss. After a spell of wet and windy weather, we woke to a complete contrast today with blue sky and a a cheerful sun to greet us. The price to pay for this was a near freezing temperature, but asContinue reading “A change in the weather”

Mrs Tootlepedal goes round in a circle

Today’s guest picture comes from Sue Bourne, who I met on my walk yesterday. She kindly sent me this striking picture of cladonia lichen which she had seen at Caulside in Canonbie. It was slightly cooler in the morning today when we got up but it was still quite humid. I felt pretty tired andContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal goes round in a circle”

Taking the long view

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He was tempted by this large pre-Halloween spider mallow shortcake but a quick look at the nutrition information revealed that he would have to take two or more days to eat it to stay within his health guidelines, so he gave it a miss. I had aContinue reading “Taking the long view”

Over the moon

Today’s guest picture comes from my Langholm friends Jim and Sandra.  They are visiting Australia where they met some down under bird life. We enjoyed another chilly but sunny day and if you could keep in the sun and out of a relentlessly nipping wind, it was not too bad at all. We had aContinue reading “Over the moon”

Acquired pleasure

Today’s guest picture shows some raised beds which our daughter Annie is constructing for her London allotment.  I look forward to seeing them again later in the year. The weather was unseasonably warm and calm today but generally rather grey and cloudy again. Our Carlisle choir started for the new session today and in traditionalContinue reading “Acquired pleasure”

As predicted

I am still lacking a guest picture at the moment so here is a flower from the garden.  There will not be many years when you will be able to find a wallflower in bloom here so near to the winter solstice. The weather forecasters hit the nail on the head today and we hadContinue reading “As predicted”