Shepherd’s warning

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visits to local attractions in Somerset. This time she visited Ninesprings, at Yeovil Country Park and found another tempting entrance. There is an old saying, “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in the morning shepherd’s warning.” It has some validity based on the prevailing south westContinue reading “Shepherd’s warning”

A little celebration

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found a fine example of supportive crochet attached to a tree near his house. It turned out that a year had passed since my last birthday so I woke up today a year older (but not much wiser). The weather gods were in a benevolent moodContinue reading “A little celebration”

Free at last

Today’s guest picture come from my Welsh correspondent Keiron who knows that I like a tree. We woke to some rather disappointing rain which took its time before it passed over, but it had brightened up by the time that we had had coffee and I looked out to see if there were any birdsContinue reading “Free at last”

Work and a walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She found another impressive gate on a visit to Montacute House, which she describes as one of the most exquisite Renaissance buildings in the land. The forecast for the day had not been good but by the time that we had finished breakfast, it looked asContinue reading “Work and a walk”

Slow cycling, slow cooking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She came across this well decorated gate on a recent walk near her home. The day started off looking a bit grey, but it didn’t take long for the promised sun to appear. When it arrived, I got changed for cycling and Mrs Tootlepedal goodly stayedContinue reading “Slow cycling, slow cooking”

A quiet but busy day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our son Tony. It shows that not only does the sun shine frequently in East Wemyss but crops grow well there too. The sun wasn’t shining here today and nothing much is still growing. Still, it was reasonably warm and it didn’t rain during the day, soContinue reading “A quiet but busy day”

Lace up

Today’s guest picture is another from Laura in Michigan. It shows St. Joseph Lighthouse, St. Joseph, 20 miles from where she lives. Her husband cycles there and back she tells me. It certainly looks worth visiting. We had a day without rain, wind or sun. Meteorologically it was a low scoring dull day. Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Lace up”

Jam today

Today’s guest picture is another showing my missed opportunity yesterday. As well as Tessa, my friend Gavin found a moment to rush up the hill, and got there in the nick of time before the mist burnt off. He was pleased that he went. We got up to a lovely sunny morning today and notContinue reading “Jam today”

A missed mist opportunity

It was a ‘mist in the valley’ morning here and I should have been up on the hill. Others were more active and for today’s guest picture, keen hill walker Tessa sent me this fine Brocken Spectre which she met in the mist today. You can see why some people might have religious visions. WhenContinue reading “A missed mist opportunity”

One to go

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony shows an East Wemyss stairway. Not the ‘stairway to heaven’ but the next best thing. We had a grey but dry day today and with the temperature well above freezing, it seemed like a good day for both a bicycle ride and putting another slab in place inContinue reading “One to go”