Langholm’s Great Day (but not so great weather)

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent’s trip to the west coast of the USA. It shows ‘Old Faithful’, which she tells me is one of only three regularly erupting geysers in the world. It was Langholm Common Riding today and it was my firm intention to rise at 5 am. This is theContinue reading “Langholm’s Great Day (but not so great weather)”

It didn’t rain today

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia and shows a green woodpecker visiting a hornbeam in her garden.  DShe says that it made a tremendous amount of noise. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the day visiting Matilda in Edinburgh while I made the most of a second sunny day at home.  To make the dayContinue reading “It didn’t rain today”

A welcome return for the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Liz, Mike Tinker’s daughter, who is on holiday with her family in the West Highlands.  The picture shows the view from their holiday home window.  Close examination of the large red boat shows that it is loaded with cut timber and is the Highland equivalent of our logContinue reading “A welcome return for the sun”

Getting value from a damp day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who has deserted our cool damp weather for the blazing sun in California while she visits her brother who lives there.  She sent me this picture of her children suffering from the heat there and being comforted by their cousin. We had another day of continuous rainContinue reading “Getting value from a damp day”

A remarkably consistent day

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to Llangollen.  Since some readers enjoyed his picture of the train arriving yesterday, I thought that I would add this one of the train departing today. It was raining gently but persistently when we got up and it will be raining gently but persistently when we goContinue reading “A remarkably consistent day”

Beating the rain

Today’s guest picture shows live steam at Llangollen.  It was taken by my friend Bruce on a recent visit.  I would have liked to have been there too. I woke up at six o’clock to see glorious sunshine peeping through the bedroom blind.  What an opportunity to get up early, take some photographs and goContinue reading “Beating the rain”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture was taken by Venetia on our recent tour with her.  It shows a fine set of foxgloves near Hopsrig. Rather to our surprise, we had a very pleasant morning today and Mrs Tootlepedal made the most of it by working hard in the garden.  I clipped three more of the box balls….Continue reading “Uphill work”

One step at a time

Today’s guest picture shows a bridge over the Trent and Mersey Canal crossed by my brother Andrew on a recent visit to Stoke-on-Trent on a rainy day. We had a better day today as far as the weather went.  The sun was not in evidence but neither was the wind, with the result that itContinue reading “One step at a time”

A light snooze

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who took this picture of the Thames on her way to the National Film Theatre. After the excitements of going to Edinburgh one day and touring the country the next for me, and visiting the south for a week and then touring the country for Mrs Tootlepedal,Continue reading “A light snooze”

A grand tour

Today’s guest picture, taken by Bruce’s daughter and forwarded to me by him, shows Guthrie, having woken up, wondering where the next meal is coming from. We were up promptly in the morning but got away a few minutes behind schedule on a trip to Lockerbie.  This time we were not catching the train toContinue reading “A grand tour”

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