A walk in the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and shows that she was in the right place at the right time to catch the sun illuminating a dogwood in Regents Park. December ended as it has been going on recently with a dry, mostly grey and reasonably warm day.  I was taking a break fromContinue reading “A walk in the woods”

A benchmark

Today’s guest picture is another from Joe and shows our daughter Annie crossing a bridge in the highlands when she came to it. I was anxious to make up for the defect in my spreadsheet calculations by having a 30 mile plus cycle ride today so I was pleased when I got up to findContinue reading “A benchmark”

Up and down

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  He sent it to me to show that his daughter Susan is not just a fine recorder player but a good cook too. This is her beef Wellington. We had another warm and dry December day here but the 35 mph wind in the morning was a forcible reminderContinue reading “Up and down”

Social circle

Today’s guest picture is another one from Joe and Annie’s recent Highland holiday and shows what you get if you arrive at the top of a mountain, namely a view of more mountains. Our welcome spell of relatively mild weather continued today but once again, the morning was very grey and there was even aContinue reading “Social circle”

Playing the game

Today’s guest picture comes from Matilda’s father, Al.  He took her, her mother and some of her Christmas guests to see the light show at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens where they entered the cathedral of light. There was not much light of any sort in Langholm this morning when I set out after breakfast forContinue reading “Playing the game”

Fruitless journey

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows the bridge over the Tay.  He visited Dundee with his daughter Susan earlier this month. We had another grey day here but marginally less grey than yesterday and as it was warmer, it was quite welcome. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal and I went up to the LaverockContinue reading “Fruitless journey”

Out for a duck

Today’s guest picture from Joe comes from his Highland holiday with our daughter Annie and shows a deer taking a breather before getting ready to pull Santa’s sleigh. In a contrast to yesterday’s wall to sunshine, we got wall to wall mist today… …so it was lucky that it was Christmas Day and there wasContinue reading “Out for a duck”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture is from our son Tony and shows that the temperature was lower in Fife than it was here this morning. We had been promised a day of freezing fog so it was a pleasant surprise to find no fog and a temperature of two degrees above zero when we got up.   ItContinue reading “Uphill work”

Calm

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows the Christmas skating rink in Derby.  These seasonal rinks have become very popular and we passed one in Edinburgh on Thursday.  I would think that skating on a wet day like this would encourage the skaters to stay upright at all costs. It was calm and mistyContinue reading “Calm”

Getting around

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter’s partner, Joe.  They are on holiday in the Highlands and Joe found an uncharacteristically quiet day to take this fine shot of Annie. The temperature here was a very reasonable 7°C again today so if I hadn’t been distracted by a very tricky seasonal prize crossword which wastedContinue reading “Getting around”

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