Early birds

Since readers have not been sending me enough interesting  (or indeed any at all) pictures, I am reduced to putting in one of myself.  To avoid this sort of thing, send me pictures suitable for picture of the day. After the strong winds and rain of the previous few days, it was a pleasant surpriseContinue reading “Early birds”

Dreicher day

Today’s picture was sent to me by Bruce who is holidaying on the east coast at North Berwick. He was taking his dog out for a walk and he tells me that minutes later, it was lashing with rain. Here the day started with even more wind and rain than yesterday and at breakfast time,Continue reading “Dreicher day”

Dreich day

Dreich:  Definition: A combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather. At least 4 of the above adjectives must apply before the weather is truly dreich. We had all those and windy too.  It was merely drizzly as Dropscone and I set out for the morning pedal and at one moment as weContinue reading “Dreich day”

Looking at Langholm

Today’s picture shows a goldfinch enjoying the morning sunshine. You can see the brisk breeze ruffling his feathers. We got up very early as Mrs Tootlepedal was going on an embroiderers’ outing to Harrogate and were sad to find that the fireplace was damp after the rain and wind of yesterday.  The leak through theContinue reading “Looking at Langholm”

An older woman

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal in the arms of her father. It was her birthday today and she hasn’t changed a bit.  Unfortunately it was a dreadful day of rain and gales and not suitable for driving long distances, let alone cycling so a proposed jaunt was abandoned. I made her a special plate ofContinue reading “An older woman”

Chain gang

Today’s picture is another from Dropscone’s golf trip.  He was complaining that there were far too many bird pictures and not enough golf pictures on my blog.  Notice Dougie’s ability to golf with a cigarette in the mouth. Dropscone rang me up to ask if I was cycling.  I had had a look out ofContinue reading “Chain gang”

Getting the wind up

Today’s picture, taken yesterday by Dropscone on his golfing jaunt to Craigielaw on the east coast, shows veteran golfer George Sadler in full flow on the tee. Dropscone said it had been fine but windy for his golf but it was nothing to the wind  here which has been extremely gusty all day.  I didContinue reading “Getting the wind up”

Dawn of a new age

Today’s picture shows my new wheel and I think we can all agree that it is a very beautiful wheel indeed. The picture clearly shows two things: one, that the morning ride was done in muddy conditions and two, that I am not very good at bike cleaning.  I thought I had given it aContinue reading “Dawn of a new age”

The morning after and the day before

Today’s picture comes from my brother Andrew in New Zealand. He was able to sneak up behind a Takahe without it hearing him at first, and snap it before it took itself off.   It is a flightless bird, endemic to NZ, assumed to be extinct until rediscovered in remote mountains in1948. After breakfast, I tookContinue reading “The morning after and the day before”

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