Static

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who went to the Kirkcaldy Highland Games on a very wet day last weekend.  For reasons which are not entirely clear to me, the games are held on the beach.   These cyclists must have been working very hard. After yesterday’s calm and sunny weather, we retreated intoContinue reading “Static”

Sunshine brings a smile

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce.  He sent me this shot of the three bridges over the Forth as seen from the ship that was about to take him to Sweden. We were due to go to Edinburgh today to visit Matilda but I got up early and cycled twenty miles and got home inContinue reading “Sunshine brings a smile”

When the chips are down

As well as seeing beautiful river scenes, Bruce has also met St Aidan of Lindisfarne on his Northumberland break, and his statue is the guest picture of the day. There was an infernal racket in the garden this morning and anyone who extols the calming and peaceful nature of bird song has obviously not heardContinue reading “When the chips are down”

Real life

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who knows that I like a neat lawn.  She found this one near a well known large house. It was one of those days when it might have rained at any time and there was evidence that it had rained… …but in the end, it kept reasonablyContinue reading “Real life”

Hello, hello, hello

Today’s guest picture is a look back at Venetia’s African trip.  There are so few bees in our garden that I wondered whether a relative of this handsome carmine bee eater might be responsible for the dearth….but it is probably just the cool weather. A cold and sometimes drizzly day made it easy for meContinue reading “Hello, hello, hello”

Night and day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce and shows his dog, Guthrie considering the pros and cons of a quick swim in the leisure pool  on the Castleholm. The changeable weather came as forecast but luckily for us, all the rain came during the hours of darkness and the day wasContinue reading “Night and day”

Brief notes

Today’s guest picture comes from Tom in South Africa and shows the calm before the storm. I managed to get up quite promptly and had time for a quick look round the garden after breakfast… …and then I  got going on my new bike before it got too hot (it was a mere 73°F whenContinue reading “Brief notes”

All clear

Today’s guest picture shows an art installation by Christo in Hyde Park in London.  My sister Mary saw it and tells me that it is made up of 7,506 barrels.  I can see that it is really big but whether it is good art, I cannot tell. Our new spell of fine weather continued todayContinue reading “All clear”

The calm after the storm

In lieu of any new material, I have returned to Venetia’s  trip to Madeira for the guest picture of the day.  Somewhere between the mountains and the sea, she passed through this narrow gap. Being Friday, I had made an arrangement to have coffee and treacle scones with Dropscone.  The forecast for the afternoon wasContinue reading “The calm after the storm”

No call for an ark

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to the misty mountains of Madeira. As I am still resting my singing voice under doctor’s orders, Mrs Tootlepedal went by herself to sing in the church choir while I kept myself busy at home. I may have occasionally glanced about as I went about my business…Continue reading “No call for an ark”