Puffed out, blown back

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking guide Mark. On Monday, his dog Henry, took him back for a walk on the hills that we had walked together on Saturday. Henry rested for a moment among the bog cotton. We had another cool and dry day here today, and I was a bit slower toContinue reading “Puffed out, blown back”

Washed out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He caught a shadowy glimpse of a heron taking off from his local loch. We had a grey, cool and calm morning here today, and in a perfect world, I would have been up early, off on my bike for twenty miles, and back inContinue reading “Washed out”

Rain cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking guide Mark. I had temporarily mislaid my cap, and he sent me this picture to show that I was still wearing it near the end of our walk on Saturday. After two sunny days over the weekend, the new week started with a grey and intermittently rainy day.Continue reading “Rain cycle”

A song, a stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. She has been visiting my sister Mary, and took a picture to show what Mary does in Regents Park when she isn’t taking the photographs that often appear here as guest pictures. We had a generally sunny, but rather chilly day here, and we needed a coat as weContinue reading “A song, a stroll and a song”

Mark my footsteps

Today’s guest picture comes from my nephew Nick. It shows his dog Doughy having a good time on holiday in Cromer. I had a good time too today. The weather was perfect for a hill walk, not too hot, not too cold, occasionally sunny, and not very windy. All I needed was a good routeContinue reading “Mark my footsteps”

Fresh fields

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited the British Museum today in the company of my Somerset correspondent, her old friend Venetia. We woke to a bright and breezy day today, very bright and exceedingly breezy. After breakfast, I went out to check on some camassia that Mrs Tootlepedal had told meContinue reading “Fresh fields”

An excellent tootle

Today’s guest picture is a reminder of the sort of sunrise that you can see in East Wemyss if you are up and about at 5 A.M. Our son Tony was. Owing to a busy afternoon and evening, I am starting this post very late in the day, so the text may be a bitContinue reading “An excellent tootle”

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”

Faith rewarded

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He was amused by the placing of this bollard, and wondered whether it was there for drivers or sailors. We had another sociable morning today, with both Sandy and Margaret coming round for coffee and conversation. When they had gone their separate ways, we got out intoContinue reading “Faith rewarded”

Scones, jam and cream

Today’s guest picture of these lovely roses comes from my brother Andrew. On a grey and occasionally rainy morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was hard at work soon after breakfast making scones. I rushed round to the shop and bought biscuits and a pot of double cream. The reason for this preparation? The imminent arrival of ourContinue reading “Scones, jam and cream”