A windy walk

Today’s guest picture come from my cello playing friend Mike. He found this poplar hawk moth in his shed today. We woke up to a chilly, wet and windy day. The rain gave up after a while, and I was able to cycle round to the corner shop for supplies before Margaret joined us forContinue reading “A windy walk”

From little acorns . . .

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She was passed by this fine vehicle as she was walking home from the village of Street. We had a somewhat cooler, much greyer, and just as windy day today, but fortunately, it stayed driy as Mrs Tootlepedal and I drove up to Broomholmshiels to joinContinue reading “From little acorns . . .”

Safely home

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony’s partner Marianne. It shows the Tootlepedals and Tony on the harbour wall at Pittenweem yesterday. Tony is highly amused as he is taking a picture of Marianne taking a picture of us. Tony is recovering from an operation on his wrist, and as a result he wasContinue reading “Safely home”

Dreich but not drookit

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He found these early bluebells in Edinburgh. We will have to wait a bit to see our bluebells. It was another dull day here today, and Drospcone had the right word for it as he arrived on his his bicycle carrying scones for us to eat withContinue reading “Dreich but not drookit”

Tremendously sociable

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She was playing tennis in Regents Park again yesterday, and couldn’t help noticing that the park gardeners have been busy. We had another below zero morning (-1°C, 29°F) followed by a fine day here. We hardly had time to notice the weather though, as we were theContinue reading “Tremendously sociable”

Slightly flaky

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom. He sent it to me to show that the sun does not always shine in South Africa. It rains there too. It rained overnight here, but by morning it was dry and really quite chilly, though the temperature stayed above freezing. There were a few snowflakes inContinue reading “Slightly flaky”

Turning over an old leaf

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He only has a small garden but it was full of blossom last week. I would like to start today’s post with a picture of the amazing flowers which our son Tony sent to Mrs Tootlepedal to celebrate Mothering Sunday. They are real flowers, though MrsContinue reading “Turning over an old leaf”

Surprise cows

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce He was in North Berwick on the east coast today as the sun set. There was no sign of sun here today, and we woke to grey and wet weather. I spent some of the morning walking up to the town under my umbrella to do someContinue reading “Surprise cows”

Diagonal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She visited Hestercombe Gardens, near Taunton, and has kindly sent me photographs of a selection of doors and openings. This is one of them. Others may follow. We had another grey day here to go with the very sombre international news, and the continuing indisposition ofContinue reading “Diagonal”