Benched

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. On another hot day, I thought we needed refreshment, so a few rain drops from East Wemyss are very welcome. In spite of our recent good spell of weather, the garden has not been full of bees and butterflies, so I was very pleased when Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Benched”

The long awaited scone

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He had business in Banbury today which he combined with a walk along the canal there. We didn’t have a freezing night which was welcome but the morning felt quite chilly in an easterly wind with light cloud cover. I had time to sieve some more compostContinue reading “The long awaited scone”

Getting around again

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal who used her phone to record the scene in our garden this evening. You will gather from the guest picture that it has not been a warm day here in Langholm. The sun did come out from time to time but it stayed cold all day. It wasContinue reading “Getting around again”

Composting cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who stopped on his way to work this morning to record an early flight crossing above the rising sun. The sun rose in Langholm too, and after another chilly start, we had lovely weather all day. In the middle of the morning, we had a Zoom withContinue reading “Composting cycle”

Another trip to Dumfries

I had to go a few weeks back into the files to find today’s guest picture. Our son Alistair sent us this shot of strange tracks in his Edinburgh garden in the February snow. What kind of a creature was this? The temperature dropped to 27.5°F (-2°C) overnight but there was no ice about whenContinue reading “Another trip to Dumfries”

Wind chill

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony really does show that East Wemyss has everything. After a soggy patch, we had a much better day here as promised by the forecast, with hardly a drop of rain. Unfortunately, there was a considerable amount of wind to be found if you left the shelter of theContinue reading “Wind chill”

A day of unrest

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in sunny East Wemyss. Three days ago, his sun had unusual sparkle. We needed a guest picture with sparkle because after a gloomy day yesterday, we had another fairly gloomy day today. It was dry and warmer than it has been lately, and it stayed above freezingContinue reading “A day of unrest”

Down and out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It just goes to show that if sometimes the sun doesn’t shine round East Wemyss, it comes back quickly. The temperature was well down this morning here, but I still got out for a walk in the afternoon so I wasn’t complaining (too much) It was -6°CContinue reading “Down and out”

Christoph creeps in

Today’s guest picture is a very fine portrait of a hawk. It came from Simon, my camera club friend from Canonbie. He tells me that the hawk stayed in his garden for an hour. We have been threatened with bad weather from Storm Christoph over the next couple of days but we are right onContinue reading “Christoph creeps in”

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”