Cut and pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who met a grebe on her way home from her Highland holiday. Rather surprisingly, we woke up to a brilliant summer day today. It was very welcome, especially as it stayed sunny all day. Mrs Tootlepedal was extremely enthusiastic about the show of the accidental opium poppies in theContinue reading “Cut and pedal”

A night on the town

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She was in a local botanic garden and was surprised to find a plant full of snails. Our spell of fine weather came to an end this morning and Mrs Tootlepedal and our neighbour Liz went on a post breakfast cycle ride in a light drizzle. TheyContinue reading “A night on the town”

A colourful hillside

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He met a rather alarming animal while on a walk through Derby. The improvement in the weather continued and we got a day that was positively warm and pleasant, even though once again, it was a bit short in the sun department. It was cloudy when IContinue reading “A colourful hillside”

A noble outing

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows a platform having a holiday at East Wemyss. After a frost free night, the morning had a familiar feeling about it involving sunshine, a crossword, compost sieving, coffee and conversation with Liz and Margaret in the garden, daffodil dead heading and wandering about taking pictures.Continue reading “A noble outing”

Going out with Mrs Tootlepdal

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in sunny East Wemyss and features a sea bird and some seaweed….and some sea. Disappointingly, we had another sub zero night so that things are still developing very slowly in the garden in spite of sunny days. We had another very sunny day today and by midContinue reading “Going out with Mrs Tootlepdal”

Compost and a castle

Today’s guest picture shows a curious calm on the sea when seen from East Wemyss today. Our son Tony took the shot. It was fairly calm here today too, but not quite as calm as that. It hadn’t been frosty overnight so we got out into the garden before coffee and I sieved some compostContinue reading “Compost and a castle”

Oiling the wheels

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was once again up early enough on his way to work to catch a fine sunrise complete with artistic lamppost. I wasn’t up early enough to see a sunrise but I was up early enough to find that the temperature was once again below zero atContinue reading “Oiling the wheels”

Magical geometry

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She took in a plant to protect it from the winter and it has grown so well indoors that she can’t get it back out into the garden again, and it is blushing unseen in the utility room. Nothing much would have wanted to be going outContinue reading “Magical geometry”

The weather gods rub it in

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He spotted an RAF pilot doing a handbrake turn over East Wemyss. The first business of the day was to check our new trail camera. We bought it a few months ago and have been waiting for some less cold weather to try it out. Last nightContinue reading “The weather gods rub it in”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture is another from sunny Derby. My brother Andrew points put that if it wasn’t for the lockdown, Bonnie Prince Charlie would normally be surrounded by gangs of people enjoying a picnic. He looks a bit lonely today. We were promised a day of gentle wind so I had planned to get outContinue reading “A cold start”