Two pedals and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. As the azaleas in our garden are not out yet, she kindly sent me this stunning display from Kenwood House. After more overnight frost, we enjoyed a bright and sunny day here, with very little wind. Mrs Tootlepedal was busy in the morning, so I went upContinue reading “Two pedals and a tootle”

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”

Two reds on a grey day

Today’s guest picture is the fourth and last from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s visit to Hestercombe Grdens near Taunton last month. We had another damp, grey and windy day here, with several quite heavy showers to keep us on our toes. I managed to find a nearly dry moment to get round to the cornerContinue reading “Two reds on a grey day”

A singsong Sunday

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She found a very nice day for a walk in the park earlier this week. We didn’t have a generally nice day here today, though it did have some sunny moments. The trouble was that when it wasn’t sunny, it tended to rain, sometimes, quite heavily. ItContinue reading “A singsong Sunday”

Consecutive coffees

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa where Langholm exile Tom photographed a welcome sign of spring, a nice bunch of clivias. We have many signs of autumn here but after yesterday’s chilly morning, we were back to more gentle temperatures today. It has generally been so mild overnight that the turning of the yearContinue reading “Consecutive coffees”

A hot ride

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a picturesque lake to sit beside while having his lunch today. In spite of the continued absence of Mrs Tootlepedal in the south, the sun shone in Langholm today. Our local weather station recorded just under 30°C for a brief period in the afternoon butContinue reading “A hot ride”

Going nuts

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It is not the sharpest picture that he has ever taken but you don’t get to see an otter very often, so any picture is brilliant. Our spell of gorgeous late summer weather continued here today. Once again it was sunny without being too hot, so weContinue reading “Going nuts”

Choral chaos and an outing

Today’s guest picture come from our friend Bruce. He spotted a septic tank cleaning lorry on the Kilngreen and was amused by its tag. I was too. ( I don’t know if ‘meals on wheels’ is an international institution, but here it provides home meals for those unable to get out of the house orContinue reading “Choral chaos and an outing”

A day of two halves

Today’s cheerful guest picture, taken by a co-operative member of staff, shows my three sisters, Mary, Susan and Caroline, meeting in a cafe in Chichester last week. We woke up to a disappointingly wet and chilly morning here today. As a result we drove the short distance to church, but on the bright side, theContinue reading “A day of two halves”

Winding down

Today’s guest picture is another of Laura’s from St Joseph, Michigan. We got up to some heavy showers and strong winds here today. It wasn’t the best weather for the last day of Clare, Alistair and Matilda’s stay with us, but we made the best of it. Mrs Tootlepedal had a busy morning taking theContinue reading “Winding down”